|29th April 2012, 10:12 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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"* and the Mothmen
Back in the late 1950's I read a book entitled (I think), "So-and-So and the Mothmen." The protagonist was a square-jawed heroic military type who flew his own jet about, combatting troubles of various unmilitary sorts and who found himself pitted against a gang of hired thugs who dressed in flying suits with little atomic power packs that powered immense moth wings. They wore whole-head helmets with glaring red eyes that were really infrared vision devices so they could see in the dark to swoop from the sky and do nastily criminal deeds. I seem to remember that they could somehow fly fast enough to keep up with the protagonist's jet, no small feat for any sort of fast flapping.
I cannot remember the full name of the book or its author's name. I'm interested because five or more years later, a West Virginia "legend" sprang up concerning "mothmen" who sound exactly like those described in this juvenile potboiler. The "legend" was given legs by the writings of Jack Keel, a more-or-less hack writer who mined the "legend" at book length. Does anyone remember the original juvey SF book? Do you know the title? The author? Thank you for racking your brains - I hope to have some fun with this if I can find the thing.
|29th April 2012, 10:32 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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Re: "* and the Mothmen
I've never heard of this story, but I've moved this thread to the Book Search sub-forum where it should have greater prominence and thus a better chance of eliciting the response you want.
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