The Dark Frontier


  • Title: The Dark Frontier
  • Author: Eric Ambler
  • Year: 1936
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Type: Novel
  • Title Reference: The Dark Frontier
  • Notes: This relatively unknown first novel by the seminal espionage/thriller writer Eric Ambler is speculative fiction in that it concerns the efforts of its heroes to prevent the development of an atomic bomb in a secret program by an imaginary, mid-30s Balkan country. One source says it was actually written as a spoof of the all-capable, semi-superman-type heroes current in pulp fiction at the time. If so, the basis for the satiric humor is no longer discernible to a reader 70 years later.

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