The Abyss of Wonders
Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Author||Perley Poore Sheehan|
|Cover artist||John T. Brooks|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
The Abyss of Wonders is a science fiction novel by author Perley Poore Sheehan. It was first published in book form in 1953 by Polaris Press in an edition of 990 copies. It was the second and final book published by Polaris Press and included an introduction by P. Schuyler Miller. The novel originally appeared in the magazine Argosy in 1915.
Groff Conklin, reviewing the 1953 edition, called it "a fairy tale for youngsters . . . written in a kindergarten style that is irritating to most modern readers." Miller recommended the novel to collectors, but noted that "casual readers will probably be disappointed."
- Chalker, Jack L.; Owings, Mark (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 524.
- Clute, John; Peter Nicholls (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 1098. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 386. ISBN 0-911682-22-8.
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