G.O.G. 666

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G.O.G. 666
Gog 666.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author John Taine
Cover artist John T. Brooks
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Fantasy Press
Publication date
1954
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 256 pp
OCLC 1625086

G.O.G. 666 is a science fiction novel by author John Taine (pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell). It was first published in 1954 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 1,815 copies.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel concerns Russian genetics experiments resulting in a being that is half ape, half brain.

Reception[edit]

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."[1] P. Schuyler Miller reported that "it's not the best Taine."[2] 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".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, September 1954, p.93.
  2. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, January 1955, p.153
  3. ^ "Book Reviews", New Worlds, February 1956, p.126
  • 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.