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De Camp is a Champ
on May 9, 2011
Even if you already have "Lest Darkness Fall" in any of its previous printings you should buy this book. "Lest Darkness Fall" is a classic time-travel/alternate reality tale. Similar to Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" but based on actual history instead of legend. De Camp was a thorough researcher and the story reeks of authenticity. A great re-read, if you've read it before; and a first time complete joy. This version includes a lot of new items of interest. The Panshin's review of de Camp's role in SF is easily worth half the price plus you get some great short stories by David Drake, S. M. Sterling, and Frederick Pohl. Sprague de Camp, among other SF greats, has been ignored for too long. It is good to see him back in print. Fans of de Camp can discuss his works at a Yahoo Discussion Group called d_for_de_Camp. Buy this book!