Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Cover artist||John T. Brooks|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
The novel concerns Russian genetics experiments resulting in a being that is half ape, half brain.
Anthony Boucher received the novel unfavorably, describing it as "slow and muddled" and saying that "Neither story nor science can stand comparison with Taine's best work." P. Schuyler Miller reported that "it's not the best Taine." New Worlds reviewer Leslie Flood dismissed the novel as "science-fiction of the most boring and tasteless sort", saying "this literary lapse of a once-great fantasy author should have suffered the oblivion it deserved, had it not been for the overenthusiasm of a specialist science-fiction press".
- Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 240.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 36. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.
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