The Golden Amazon by the late British author John Russell Fearn is the 1st novel in his long-running Golden Amazon series of vintage pulp science fiction adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.
This was originally published in 1944 by World’s Work and and later reprinted over the decades by Harlequin and Gryphon Books’ SF Rediscovery line. The series, which was very popular during the 1950s and 60s and ran to 21 original novels which were serialized in The Toronto Star Weekly and several posthumous ones as well, stars a scientifically-created superwoman with a greatly enhanced intellect and physical abilities, who was initially morally ambiguous.
This tale gives her obligatory origin story, wherein a scientist starts creating her as a reaction to the terrible cost of World War II, seeking to craft the perfect person to rule the world, who may wind up being too detached from humanity to use her power for its ultimate good.
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Sick of World War II and what it has cost everyone, one scientist has conceived of a plan to craft the perfect person, a woman who can rule the world without devolving into the madness of men.
Dr James Axton has created a revolutionary scientific process of altering the glands and the chemicals they produce to create a human stronger, smarter, and better than nature had ever tintended.
But there is one problem: he needs a subject – a young female child, the genesis for a new age.
After a nearby bombing orphans dozens of children, the child, Violet Ray, becomes his best hope for this daring experiment.
As Violet grows, it becomes clear that human compassion and emotion are foreign to her. She openly admits to her quest for power, because power is the only way that things get done. Her brain takes care of science and discovery and her brawn physical needs, but power is how she will ‘help’ society.
Now, the Golden Amazon will rise.
But will the Golden Amazon use her power for good? Or will the world fall foul to her violent and harsh measures?
Only one thing is clear: the Earth is running out of time…
The Golden Amazon is a gripping science fiction novel, the first in the Original Golden Amazon series by John Russell Fearn. For the first time in ebook, you can now read these fantastic stories of post-war dystopia and transfixing wonder.