The Mind Master

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Author: Arthur J. Burks
Published: 1932
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,571 / 92 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,077
Added to site: 2009.07.16
mnybks.net#: 24709
Origin: gutenberg.org

"Three months after the events in Africa Lee Bentley and Ellen Estabrook are back in New York--and so is Professor Barter, who is not dead, but is very much alive and equipped with heat and disintegrator rays, a far viewer, and brain implants that permit long-distance hypnotic control." --Science-fiction by Everett Franklin Bleiler, Richard Bleiler

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t anthropoid ape."

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Tyler's chair legs crashed solidly to the floor.

"I see," he said. "You think this thing has some connection with your own experiences. How long ago was that?"

"Slightly over two months."

"You think the same man...?"

"I don't know. But who could want, as a newspaper story I just read says, to steal the brains of men? What for? It sounds like Barter. I've never heard of anybody else with such an obsession. I'm putting two and two together--and fervently hoping they'll add up to seven instead of four. For if ever in my life I wanted to be wrong it's now."

Tyler pursed his lips. Bentley saw that his eyes were glinting with excitement.

"But there's a possibility you're right. Do you know what the Mind Master's first manifesto said? It was published by a tabloid newspaper as a sort of gag--a strange crank letter. Here it is."

Tyler tossed Bentley a newspaper clipping a week old. Bentley read quickly:

"The white race is d

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2009.08.16
C. Alan Loewen
***..

The "suspension of disbelief" is defined as "a tacit agreement between yourself and the author that you will, for the time being, believe everything you are told."

In Arthur J. Burks’ (1898-1974) The Mind Master, disbelief has to be dragged kicking and screaming into a nearby alley and bludgeoned into unconsciousness.

The Mind Master is evidently a sequel in which Lee Bentley and his fiancée, Ellen Estabrook have traveled to New York City after having escaped the clutches of Caleb Barter in a previous story. Barter, the Mind Master of the story, has the ultimate goal of every mad scientist: turn everybody into the world into gorillas.

Unfortunately for our hero and heroine, Caleb Barter has followed them to the Big Apple to continue his nefarious work.

With a high body count both human and ape, The Mind Master is a guilty pleasure for those who enjoy the great pulps of old when men were men, women were women, and scientists were either noble gods in the making or evil geniuses as mad as a hatter.


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