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This is more entertaining, because it's both more accessible and more historically realistic at the same time.
"Lest Darkness Fall" is one of the earliest examples of Alternate History, and is by far the best of the two stories in this book.
Frankly his story of one man being sent back in time to put off the Dark Ages of Western Europe is well worth the time & coin.
Or at least the most fun.
I own this edition, but I doubt I've read the Drake story more than once. Read more
While reading one of Harry Turtledoves book, he mentioned this slim little book as one of his favorites. So I went out and bought a copy. Am I ever happy that I did! Read morePublished on August 7, 2009 by David D. Lawson
Great Book. I read Lest Darkness Falls forty years ago and then recently I found a re-release of the book on Amazon. Again it held me with a great story about time travel. Read morePublished on October 30, 2007 by Karen C. Kelleher
Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp is the perfect introduction to this golden-age great science-fiction author. De Camp, along with Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, L. Read morePublished on April 26, 2007 by Gary Romeo
"Lest Darkness Fall" (which is by far the bulk of this book) is the most amazing historical novel I've ever read, deliberately picking an extremely obscure period and characters... Read morePublished on January 13, 2007 by Alex Martelli
It is a mark of the quality of this book that it has never been out of print since it was published several decades ago. Read morePublished on January 27, 2003 by Sailoil
Lest Darkness Fall was my introduction to L. Sprague DeCamp, and I have been a fan ever since. I even bought this book to read the homage story it contains. Read morePublished on May 7, 2002 by Erich E. Geary
Very well written book that takes the reader back in
time to ancient Rome at the height of the empire. Read more
Well written and entertaining, Lest Darkness Fall is well worth the cover price. Travelling to a period of time that most time travel novels ignore, the idea of a modern day man... Read morePublished on August 1, 2001 by Robin Green