Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sarban, "Sound of his Horn" (1952)

A fun little bit of fantasy/sci-fi from the 1950s.

The book tells the story of a British POW who, waking from a medical trauma, finds himself an inmate within a strange Nazi hunting camp, where the prisoners are hunted, assaulted, and killed for the pleasures of the flabby and sadistic Nazi officer class. Stereotypes abound: the Nazi overseer indulges medieval predilections, the camp is populated by the products of Nazi genetic engineering, and technological advances (such as a kind of hyper-electrified fence) are employed side-by-side with throwbacks to the 19th-century (horse-drawn carriages).

A fluffy little bit of allohistory.

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