"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes (1960)

Likely the first collection of Sherlock Holmes science fiction self published by four Sherlockians from Denver who called themselves The Council of Four. Includes two stories co-authored by August Derleth of Solar Pons fame.

"But", you say, "Conan Doyle never wrote any science fiction stories involving Holmes." Well, this is a debatable point, for the opposing viewpoint see Anthony Boucher's introduction. Regardless of whether or not he did, there are some science fiction authors who felt that Holmes should have had some more adventures, preferable in the future. Now not only did they feel this way but they actually sat down and did something about giving the world more Holmes stories. 
The Council of Four of Denver, scion society of the Baker Street Irregulars, has published this book for science fiction fans and Holmes enthusiasts wherever they may be. We trust you will enjoy the book.
The Martian Crown Jewels by Poul Anderson
The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound by Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson
The Anomaly of the Empty Man by Anthony Boucher
The Greatest Tertian by Anthony Boucher
The Adventure of the Stitch in Time by Mack Reynolds & August Derleth
The Adventure of the Ball of Nostradamus by Mack Reynolds & August Derleth
The Return by H. Beam Piper & John McGuire

Title: The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes
Editor: Robert C. Peterson
Year: 1960
Publisher: The Council of Four
Purchase: Amazon.com

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