The Split Atom

Collecting weird books is one of my hobbies. And I'm not alone, as you can see from this site.

Surely the novel depicted here, which I purchased a month ago at an SF convention, is museum-worthy. Amazingly in this day and age, I can't find any info about it or its author online. Thankfully, the previous owner xeroxed a page about the author and left it inside the book for me to reproduce here.

I can hardly wait to sit down with this one!
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 22, 2008
     Category: Eccentrics | Futurism | Literature | Books | Science Fiction | War | Weapons | 1940s

Believe it or not, this book is on google books

Or at least very small portions of it are. 😊

Doing a search for the author there brings up some more boring looking medical-type books. And a book on Kansas City Jewry, whatever that might be.

As an aside, the name Joseph Creaturo has to be the one of the Best. Names. Ever.

Especially if you are a Sci-Fi illustrator!
Posted by MadCarlotta on 08/22/08 at 10:43 AM
MadC, I was just about to write the same thing about Creaturo!!!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 08/22/08 at 11:15 AM
MadC--thanks for the dope! I bow to your superior google-fu!
Posted by Paul on 08/22/08 at 12:29 PM
There was a novelist named Ludwig Lewisohn, now forgotten, who managed to get a blurb from Freud on one of his novels! Now, that's prestige!
Posted by Paul on 08/22/08 at 01:36 PM
The premise kind of reminds me of the 80s Australian movie The Quiet Earth. The book looks good.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 08/22/08 at 03:09 PM
Kingmonkey--I will faithfully report back in due time!
Posted by Paul on 08/22/08 at 03:36 PM
Nick--history is indeed a treasure trove of High Weirdness!
Posted by Paul on 08/23/08 at 10:05 AM
Australia, New Zealand.....what's the difference? :cheese:

*ducks and runs*

Posted by MadCarlotta on 08/25/08 at 01:03 PM
MadCarlotta--quick, enter the witness protection program now!
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 08/25/08 at 01:14 PM
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