Posted on | March 17, 2010 | No Comments
Sometimes there’s an author you really like, but perhaps he is well known. At least not anymore. Wyman Guin is one of those authors to me. He didn’t write a lot of stories, but those stories have been anthologized often. He’s best known for Beyond Bedlam, and the first story I read by Mr. Guin. It’s a wonderful tale of a believable world where schizophrenia is the norm.
Beyond Bedlam and Other Stories
by Wyman Guin
Wyman Guin burst upon the Science Fiction field with the classic Beyond Bedlam in the 1950s. His story of how society has made living with schizophrenia the norm rather than the exception. The story reads like a mash-up of 1984 with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The other stories in this collection are in a lighter vein and shows that Guin was one of the best humorist writing SF in the decade of the 50s. Stories about witches, genetic engineered creatures, and mathematical magic. Also contains the stories: MY DARLING HECATE, THE ROOT AND THE RING, VOLPLA
by Peggy Gaddis writing as Sylvia Erskine
A Vintage Romance from Peggy Gaddis, the queen of the Nurse novel. A young girl in doctor’s office soon learns the naked truth men, women ? and passion! “We can’t go on like this … wanting each other so damnably…” His arms enfolded her as she burst into tears. His face was gray and haggard. “Christie, listen to me. Don’t you see we can’t go on like this, being together, wanting each other so damnably, without taking each other? There’s not much future in that. ” “It’s the only future I want, Ross,” she told him huskily when she had controlled her tears. “I want to belong to you, Ross. I want to be yours completely any time and all the time. If we can’t be married for a while it doesn’t matter … Ross, I love you. I’ll never love anyone else … Never! Never!” Recklessly, Christie offered her gorgeous, fresh young beauty to the man she loved, knowing it was all she had. A young nurse in the employ of a cynical, world-weary doctor, she knew from experience that only passion could hold a man who lived as this doctor did, pampered by women! Christie’s life was about to be turned upside down when murder comes to pay an office visit! First published in 1952 by Peggy Gaddis writing as Sylvia Erskine.