Rocket to the Morgue

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  • Title: Rocket to the Morgue
  • Author: Anthony Boucher
  • ISBN: 9780930330828
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Mass Market
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    1. Anthony Boucher

      Anthony Boucher born William Anthony Parker White August 21, 1911 April 29, 1968 was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories He was particularly influential as an editor Between 1942 and 1947 he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle In addition to Anthony Boucher, White also employed the pseudonym H H Holmes , which was the name of a 19th century serial killer.In a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, his novel Nine Times Nine was voted as the ninth best locked room mystery of all time.White was born in Oakland, California, and went to college at the University of Southern California He later received a Masters degree from the University of California, Berkeley He was admired for his mystery writing but was most noted for his editing, his science fiction anthologies, and his mystery reviews for many years in The New York Times He was the first English translator of Jorge Luis Borges, translating El jard n de senderos que se bifurcan for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine He helped found the Mystery Writers of America in 1946 and, in the same year, was one of the first winners of the MWA s Edgar Award for his mystery reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle He was founding editor with J Francis McComas of The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction from 1949 to 1958, and was seminal in attempting to make literary quality an important aspect of science fiction He won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Magazine in 1957 and 1958 Boucher also edited the long running Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction anthology series, 1952 1959.His short story The Quest for Saint Aquin was among the stories selected in 1970 by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the best science fiction short stories of all time As such, it was published in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929 1964.Boucher also scripted for radio and was involved in many other activities, as described by William F Nolan in his essay, Who Was Anthony Boucher The 1940s proved to be a very busy and productive decade for Boucher In 1945 he launched into a spectacular three year radio career, plotting than 100 episodes for The Adventures of Ellery Queen, while also providing plots for the bulk of the Sherlock Holmes radio dramas By the summer of 1946 he had created his own mystery series for the airwaves, The Casebook of Gregory Hood I was turning out three scripts each week for as many shows, he stated It was a mix of hard work and great fun Tony left dramatic radio in 1948, mainly because I was putting in a lot of hours working with J Francis McComas in creating what soon became The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction We got it off the ground in 1949 and saw it take hold solidly by 1950 This was a major creative challenge and although I was involved in a lot of other projects, I stayed with FSF into 1958 Indeed, throughout his years with the magazine, Boucher was certainly involved in a lot of other projects Among them Supplying the SF and crime markets with new fiction Teaching an informal writing class from his home in Berkeley Continuing his Sunday mystery columns for the New York Times Book Review Functioning as chief critic for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine Reviewing SF and fantasy as H.H Holmes for the New York Herald Tribune Editing True Crime Detective Supervising the Mercury Mystery Line and later the Dell Great Mystery Library Hosting Golden Voices, his series of historical opera recordings for Pacifica Radio Serving in 1951 as president of Mystery Writers of America.In addition to all of this, Tony was a devoted poker player, a political activist, a rabid sport fan

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    1. ROCKET TO THE MORGUE 1942 Anthony Boucher I was excited to find this paperback reprint at a used book sale, since I had never read anything by Mr Boucher So Anthony Boucher was the long time Crime Fiction Critic for the New York Times, and was highly respected for his insight and ability to pick up on new, soon go be great authors in that genre It turns out that he was also a big fan of science fiction, which he discovered through the pulps The year 1940 or so was when the pulps began to give up [...]

    2. Anthony Boucher s Rocket to the Morgue is an ingenious mystery and also a particular delight to anyone interested in the pulp era of science fiction.The novel opens in prewar Los Angeles with Lieutenant Terrance Marshall, amiable family man and homicide detective,feeding the baby and answering his wife s question of Anything interesting happen today Nothing interesting, of course just a ho hum corpse dead of low caliber lead poisoning in a flophousey the murderer has not bothered to take the 300 [...]

    3. Rocket to the Morgue by Anthony Boucher originally published in 1942 under his pseudonym H H Holmes This is another vintage mystery find in that small, heavily loaded with mysteries library in small town Indiana.It revolves around the science fiction writer s world The now dead author Fowler Foulkes has reigned over the science fiction world in much the same way as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Holmes have presided over mysteries His son, Hilary, fiercely protects the intellectual property of his f [...]

    4. I hate giving 1 star reviews, but I didn t like it is the truthful selection This is a vintage mystery published 1942 written in a style that didn t hold up very well over the years, in my opinion.The choice of using a narrative voice for background information pulled me out of the story too much, and the over the top banter between the characters quickly became annoying I had to give up on the book after a few chapters.

    5. I need to be honest, I ve never read this book However, I thought you would be interested in a bit of TriviaJames Griffin, in his work Robert A Heinlein A Reader s Companion states that Boucher under the pen name of H.H Holmes closely modeled the primary character Austin Carter on the personna of Heinlein page 252, A Selected Heinlein Bibliography

    6. Sister Ursula is one of detective literature s greatest proofs, along with Father Brown and Brother Cadfael, that being a devout Catholic and employing a very sharp intelligence are an ideal match and not a contradiction It s a terrible shame that Boucher didn t write many of her cases.

    7. Wonderful portrait of a skiffy community, the MLS Ma ana Literary Society in the early 1940s Fans of PKD s Man In The High Castle will also find a very intriguing reference to said work, 20 years before it was published

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