By Mike Resnick
After his Adventures in Africa, his Exploits in Asia, and his Encounters in Europe, everyone’s favourite guy of the fabric is again to inform you concerning the risks he encounters in South the US. They comprise 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You’ll meet a few previous buddies equivalent to Capturin’ Clyde Calhoun, previous heartthrobs such the Scorpion girl, outdated competitors corresponding to significant Theodore Dobbins and Rupert Cornwall, an outdated nemesis (the impressive Erich von Horst), a couple of bare excessive priestesses (or goddesses, take your choice), the sinister Dr. Mirbeau, the tremendously prosperous and awfully bad Baroness Schimmelmetz, and a rating of others–-including Bubbles, an anaconda with an attitude.
And making his method via those dangers is the irrepressible correct Reverend Honorable general practitioner Lucifer Jones. So come along–you don’t are looking to leave out the thrill!
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