The Missing Link
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THE MISSING LINK AND OTHER TALES OF APE-MEN
selected & adapted by Georges T. Dodds
consulting editor: Paul Wessels
cover by Mike Hoffman
A gorilla was attempting to kidnap her, a huge male, he held her by the waist in one of his arms, compensating for the extra breadth of her hips by using his second hand; with the top of his bent-over phalanges he supported himself against the soil.
Could it be... the ape-man?... The pithecanthrope, the missing rung in the ecological ladder between the gorilla and man! There are claims it is not extinct. Travelers have met it in certain old-growth forests...
Hemo, Gulluliou, and Jocko wear clothes, are modest, even cultivated, but will they make it in human so-called civilization? Count Ladislas Wolsky may be a master swordsman, but such a secret as his, the sword cannot protect for long... Brother Levrai questions the concept of truth, not to mention religious and secular theories of evolution after what he witnesses in the jungle. What would happen if European, African and Ape-Man met, face-to-face…
Six classic tales of ape-men from a bygone era, including C.M. de Pougens' Jocko (1824), Emile Dodillon's Hemo (1886), Marcel Roland Almost A Man (1905) and The Missing Link (1914).
Georges Dodds is a research scientist who also writes a column on early imaginative literature for the newsletter of the Montreal Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. He is the author of The Ape-Man his Kith and Kin, a collection of texts which prepared the advent of Tarzan of the Apes.
Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
Emile Dodillon: Hemo (1886)
Marcel Roland: Almost a Man [Le Presqu'Homme] (1905)
C. M. de Pougens: Jocko (1824)
Léo d'Hampol: The Missing Link [Le Missing Link] (1910)
Grégoire Le Roy : The Strange Adventure of Brother Levrai [L'Étrange aventure de l'abbé Levrai] (1913)
Marcel Roland: The Missing Link [L'Echelon] (1914)