James Reasoner reviewed Edmond Hamilton's The Sun Smasher back in May. A couple of items in James's post jumped out at me: 1) Sun Smasher has a Cornell Woolrich-esque beginning and then completely goes in its own direction, and 2) the phrase "master of space opera."
I snagged a copy and can now say I'm a fan of Mr. Hamilton's sci-fi prose which in this book is light on the technical jargon (just the way I like it) and has maximun adventure output. The tale follows protagonist Neal Banning as he discovers everything he thought about his upbringing is a lie and his destiny awaits among the stars.
Loads of fun. I recommend reading Mr. Reasoner's post first and then finding a copy of Edmond Hamilton's The Sun Smasher.
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