‘Maybe that’s why I feel this nightmare more than you do. Where’s the sense of bringing a child, and probably one without hearing, into a world like this? It would be better dead — and so would I!’
Around the world there was a total silence from Pole to Pole.
Seas crashed noiselessly on rocky shores, hurricanes shrieked mutely across the China Sea. People shouted and were not heard; alarms and bells rang and yet were mute. The dead wall of silence was everywhere but there was something amiss with the laws which governed sound.
Bio for John Russell Fearn:
John Russell Fearn was an extremely prolific and popular British writer, who began in the American pulps, then almost single-handedly drove the post-World War II boom in British publishing with a flood of science fiction, detective stories, westerns, and adventure fiction. He was so popular that one of his pseudonyms became the editor of Vargo Statten’s Science Fiction Magazine in the 1950’s. He has always had a substantial cult following and has been popular in translation around the world. His other works with Venture include The Golden Amazon, Waters of Eternity, and War of the Scientists.