Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

February Books 30) Shambling Towards Hiroshima, by James Morrow

Morrow had a launch party for this book at Boskone, complete with giveaway toy fire-breathing lizards, so I acquired a copy; and great fun it is, too. I'm not a big expert on either 1940s Hollywood (as recently demonstrated) or on later Godzilla, but I still very much enjoyed this whimsical story with a hard edge to it, about the role of B-movie star Syms Thorley in the secret US project to end the war by unleashing giant fire-breathing lizards on the Japanese mainland. Recommended. (See also Strange Horizons review.)
Tags: bookblog 2009, comics, hugos 2010

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