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The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown

A Novel

James M. Graham

Paul Malmont works in advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children. Please visit the author at You can follow his blog postings at or on Facebook.

“A rip-roaring adventure.” —Billy Heller, The New York Post

“Affectionate and entertaining . . . An adventure that swoops from romp to chills, from humor to dread. Malmont’s big, lush novel is sly and charming, nostalgic and intriguing fun.” —Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love

“The very definition of a page-turner . . . Undeniably effective entertainment, and a gateway into the history of science-fiction pulps.” —Rowan Kaiser, The Onion’s A.V. Club

“Here we go again—careening back into America's pulp past, where history, fantasy, and what-if collide like out-of-control space rockets. If James Ellroy were steeped in science fiction instead of crime, he'd be Paul Malmont.” —Patton Oswalt

“A wholly original romp through WWII-era technology and intrigue.” —Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club

“Effervescent, fact-drenched, comedic . . . With cameos by Einstein, Vonnegut, and Bradbury, Malmont’s funny, zesty, brain-teasing love letter to sf heroes affirms the glory of creativity and science, sacrifice and courage.” —Donna Seaman, Booklist

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