[1977 Train (Publishers address: Oswald Train, Box 1891 Philadelphia PA 19105)]
- [Cause: MA Result: BX/GC/AR?.] Despite the
date, the novel gives every indication of having been written in the fifties; Quinn died
in 1969; the copyright is in his wife's name. Sometime in the late '30's, a man runs over
and kills an Egyptian girl. As reparation to his father, (and not really believing it), he
agrees to be magically transformed into the daughter, and to take her place. The book
describes the next dozen years of her life. Be warned that this is the most sexist fantasy
I have ever read. On the other hand, if it is, as I suspect, a trunk book, it is the
earliest non-satirical (i.e. not Thorne
Smith) sex-change book that I am aware of. -73
- It's a longer version of the Weird Tales novella entitled "Lynne
Foster is dead!", with more detail of Arab life in the mid-thirties. It degenerates
into melodrama, with spies, murder, narrow escapes and finally true love (aaaaaah).
Interesting, though, and probably unique. -94
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