Sunday, November 21, 2010

Women Are Writing Science Fiction!

The back-copy writer for Margaret St Clair's Sign of the Labrys, published by Corgi in 1963, seems to be finding it genuinely difficult to believe that women can write SF.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cathal Ó Sándair's Réics Carló

Cathal Ó Sándair was about the most popular author in the Irish language in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, but is largely forgotten today. He mostly wrote short chapbook-sized pulp adventure stories for younger readers, across all sorts of genres. His most popular series by far was that featuring the adventures of Réics Carló, a sort of Irish Sexton Blake detective character, whose escapades often featured aspects of the fantastic.

Here are the first five adventures of Réics Carló, with their wonderful bright covers.

Eachtraí Réic Carló - Uimhir a h-Aon
Na Mairbh a d'Fhill

Eachtraí Réic Carló - Uimhir a Dó
An tEiteallán Do-Fheicthe

Eachtraí Réic Carló - Uimhir a Trí
An Curpán sa Trúnc

Eachtraí Réics Carló - Uimhir a Ceathar
Dúnmharbhú i bPáirc an Chrócaigh

Eachtraí Réic Carló - Uimhir a Cúig
Uathbhás i mBrú na Bóinne