War over Lemuria: Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the by Richard Toronto

By Richard Toronto

Life journal defined the Shaver secret as "the so much celebrated rumpus that rocked the technological know-how fiction world." Its creators known as it the "new wave in technological know-how fiction." Critics known as it "dangerous nonsense" and classified its enthusiasts the lunatic fringe. Whatever else the Shaver secret used to be, it grew to become a world sensation among 1945 and 1948, one of many maximum controversies to hit the technology fiction style. this present day those tales of the remnants of a sinister historic civilization residing in caverns less than the Earth are an all yet forgotten sidebar to the old record.

all of it begun as a sequence of technology fiction yarns in Amazing Stories approximately 70 years in the past. the boys at the back of it, Ray Palmer and Richard Shaver, have been derided and rarely understood through a fandom that did its top to brush them into the dustbin of background. although 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 overlooked 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 when promoted the secret resolution as they display the behind-the-scenes actual tale of the phenomenon referred to as "Shaverism."

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