By Mike Resnick
After his Adventures in Africa, his Exploits in Asia, and his Encounters in Europe, everyone’s favourite guy of the material is again to inform you concerning the dangers he encounters in South the US. They contain the terrifying Island of frustrated Souls, the invention of the misplaced Continent of Moo (spelled safely for a change), a conflict with safari ants that even Charlton Heston wouldn’t wish any a part of, and 2 chicken women who dwell in matching Chartreuse Mansions.
You’ll meet a few outdated acquaintances resembling Capturin’ Clyde Calhoun, previous heartthrobs such the Scorpion woman, outdated competitors reminiscent of significant Theodore Dobbins and Rupert Cornwall, an outdated nemesis (the outstanding Erich von Horst), a couple of bare excessive priestesses (or goddesses, take your choice), the sinister Dr. Mirbeau, the enormously prosperous and exceptionally bad Baroness Schimmelmetz, and a rating of others–-including Bubbles, an anaconda with an attitude.
And making his approach via those risks is the irrepressible correct Reverend Honorable health care provider Lucifer Jones. So come along–you don’t are looking to omit the joys!
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