Hertz on Collectingsf.com

John Hertz’ contribution to Collectingsf.com for July 2011 is a review of Eleanor Cameron’s classic The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (1954):

We remember Mr. Bass, who keeps saying “precisely” although he confesses he is like a cook who can’t tell anyone else afterward just how he did it.  We remember his house on Thallo Street, and his newspaper want ad written, as Northcote Parkinson taught in Parkinson’s Law three years later, to draw only one answer, the right one.  We remember Mrs. Pennyfeather the hen, and the oxygen urn that went phee-eep, and the wise men who weren’t very wise….

This book also will be the subject for a discussion group at Renovation.