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Quest of the Golden Ape

Stephen Marlowe and Randall Garrett

Book Overview: 

How could this man awaken with no past—no childhood—no recollection except of a vague world of terror from which his mother cried out for vengeance and the slaughter of his own people stood as a monument of infamy?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Suddenly his smile deepened, then laughter welled from his great chest; a laughter arising from the sheer joy of this new thing called living into which he had stepped.

Now he stretched his arms over his head, palms upward as though supplicating to some far-off deity. He leaped high in the air testing his muscles and finding them good.

Then he was running, naked and golden off across the open hill. He ran until his huge chest pounded with delicious pain as his lungs labored for air. Finally he dropped to the ground and lay spread-eagled looking up at the sky.

He laughed long and joyously.

He lay for a long time thus, then suddenly remembered the box John Pride had given him. But the scanty garment had dropped from his shoulders so he sprang to his feet and ran back until he discovered it.

The box was still there. He examined it curiously turning it over and over in his hands. The seal was stubborn but it finally gave and he . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Mhhmm...yeah, I can see why Mr Garrett wrote this one under a pseudonym. It moved along at a good clip, but owed quite a lot to Burroughs's John carter series. My biggest complaint is probably that it got most interesting at the end with the appearance of the Golden Apes, then it was over.

Typical "lost world" sci-fi/adventure. nothing really all that extraordinary about this book.

Old fashioned sci fi / fantasy. Similar to the John Carter stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but not nearly as well developed.

Older science fiction stories are known for having weird names of places and peoples, but this one seems to be taking earth names and literally modifying them by one letter, sometimes even a partly opposite letter.

This planet on the other side of the sun from Earth, for example, is Tarth. It is i...more

The story seemed to progress at an ever-increasing speed, linearly if not exponentially!
I enjoyed the setup, but the protagonist seemed largely useless, and the world was very difficult to visualize. Still enjoyed it, but it could have been much better.

3/4 of the way through, I was questioning the mediocre reviews of this book. Then the story sped to a speed that was nearly impossible to follow. From the weak explanation of connected time continuums to the lack of emotion in a character resurrection, the story races to the finish as if the auth...more

This was originally published as a serial in one of the 1950's pulp magazines. It's interesting as an example of the genre, but it isn't the most enjoyable story by today's standards. The story is a fairly shallow adventure, with some interesting concepts thrown in.