by Eugene Thébault
adapted by Fletcher Pratt
cover by Yoz
"I hate humanity and I have condemned it. All human beings are criminals; they injure themselves, they kill each other, they deserve to be punished. I, who speak to you, I, against whom you can do nothing, I, who can do everything, am going to precipitate all of you back into the nothingness from which you should never have emerged! I am going to give you a proof of my power. You see what time it is? Look at your watches; in ten minutes the Sun will disappear; the shadows will cover the whole Earth and become thicker and thicker; no light at all will be able to shine in the night that I create…
The mad Marquis de Saint-Imier attempts to blackmail France and install a reign of mass terror through his control of atomic forces and electromagnetic waves. But against him stand the indomitable Professor Mazelier and his assistant Monsieur Gribal. Who will prevail in the ultimate battle against the Radio-Terror?
Eugène Thébault's Radio-Terror (1929) had the honor of being one of the very few French works selected by Hugo Gernsback to be translated by none other than Fletcher Pratt, the well-known author of The Well of the Unicorn, and it was published in 1933 in Wonder Stories.
This new edition includes Frank R. Paul's original illustrations.
Radio-Terror (Radio-Terreur) (1929)
introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier