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By Richard Toronto

ISBN-10: 078647307X

ISBN-13: 9780786473076

Life journal defined the Shaver secret as "the such a lot celebrated rumpus that rocked the technology fiction world." Its creators known as it the "new wave in technological know-how fiction." Critics referred to as it "dangerous nonsense" and categorised its lovers the lunatic fringe. Whatever else the Shaver secret was once, it turned a global sensation among 1945 and 1948, one of many maximum controversies to hit the technological know-how fiction style. this day those tales of the remnants of a sinister historical civilization residing in caverns lower than the Earth are an all yet forgotten sidebar to the old record.

all of it begun as a chain of technological know-how fiction yarns in Amazing Stories approximately 70 years in the past. the boys in the back of it, Ray Palmer and Richard Shaver, have been derided and rarely understood by way of a fandom that did its most sensible to brush them into the dustbin of historical past. even though Ray Palmer used to be one of many earliest and largest names in SF fandom, credited with many firsts in his box, his fannish brethren have roundly neglected him, because of the Shaver secret. what's the fact at the back of those males and their "mystery"? this can be a query the writers and editors that after promoted the secret resolution as they display the behind-the-scenes real tale of the phenomenon often called "Shaverism."

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