The Hunter and the Trap: Two Stories of Speculative Fiction

by Howard Fast

Open Road Media | December 27, 2011 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Two tales of speculative fiction from bestselling author Howard Fast

The Hunter and The Trap presents two thrilling and suspenseful stories by Howard Fast, one of the most prolific authors of the twentieth century. In "The Hunter," celebrated but down-on-his-luck novelist Andrew Bell returns to New York from an African safari only to find himself the prey in someone else's big game hunt. Bell must seek the help of an old friend in order to escape with his life.
 
In "The Trap," an ex-soldier is tasked with traveling the world to find children for a daring social and scientific experiment. In a secret compound in California, a group of government-funded US scientists are attempting to win the Cold War by developing a race of super-humans. Isolated from the shortcomings of human society and nurtured to their full potential, these brilliant children begin to develop powers, including telekinesis and telepathy, which represent the next leap in human development.
 
These two engrossing stories are at once horrifying, thrilling, tragic, and uplifting, demonstrating Fast's range and versatility.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.

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Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Open Road Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1453235353

ISBN - 13: 9781453235355

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The Hunter and the Trap: Two Stories of Speculative Fiction

by Howard Fast

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: December 27, 2011

Publisher: Open Road Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1453235353

ISBN - 13: 9781453235355

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Two tales of speculative fiction from bestselling author Howard Fast

The Hunter and The Trap presents two thrilling and suspenseful stories by Howard Fast, one of the most prolific authors of the twentieth century. In "The Hunter," celebrated but down-on-his-luck novelist Andrew Bell returns to New York from an African safari only to find himself the prey in someone else's big game hunt. Bell must seek the help of an old friend in order to escape with his life.
 
In "The Trap," an ex-soldier is tasked with traveling the world to find children for a daring social and scientific experiment. In a secret compound in California, a group of government-funded US scientists are attempting to win the Cold War by developing a race of super-humans. Isolated from the shortcomings of human society and nurtured to their full potential, these brilliant children begin to develop powers, including telekinesis and telepathy, which represent the next leap in human development.
 
These two engrossing stories are at once horrifying, thrilling, tragic, and uplifting, demonstrating Fast's range and versatility.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author's estate.

About the Author

Howard Fast was born January 11, 1914. The grandson of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, he was raised in a poor family, and his politics have always been an important part of his life and work. A fighter for anti-Fascist causes and a member of the Communist party, he was jailed for three months during the 1950s for refusing to testify about his political activity. Blacklisted as a result, he founded his own publishing house, Blue Heron Press, which released his novel Spartacus (1951), which was made into a popular film in 1960. Some of his works were written under the pseudonym E. V. Cunningham. Fast's first novel was published in 1933 during the Great Depression, and he has had a solidly successful career ever since. Considered to be one of the world's most widely read writers, his books have been translated into 82 languages. More than 10 of his novels have been made into films, and The Immigrants (1977) was made into a television miniseries in 1979. His novels are page-turners, in which characters struggle with personal, political, and religious questions in their lives. The female characters-a number of his books have female protagonists-are strong, intelligent, and capable people who must fight to maintain their families and their fortunes amidst the tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Howard Fast died on March 12, 2003.
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