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Abraham Merritt (1884-1943) was one of the original pioneers of science fiction. A successful journalist and the editor of The American Weekly, Merritt wrote thirteen novels over the course of his life and originated many of the conventions of the genre.
Lynnette Porter is the author of Unlocking the Meaning of Lost and Lost’s Buried Treasures.
The Moon Pool
Introduction by Lynette Porter
‘[The Moon Pool] marks the work of a writer possessed of a very unusual, perhaps one might almost call it extraordinary, richness of imagination’ New York Times
‘Colour, imagination, and sheer exciting adventure’ The Fantasy Reader
Dr Walter T Goodwin is sailing back to New York after a botanical expedition to the South Seas when he meets his old friend, Dr David Throckmartin. The heartbroken Throckmartin relates a haunting tale to Goodwin – a tale of a tropical island and a strange stone door through which a hypnotic otherworldly light shines. Throchmartin tells of how the light captured his companions and of his own powerlessness to stop it. When his friend disappears, Goodwin sets out to find the source of the mysterious moonlight. Little does he realise how formidable a foe he has pitted himself against. First published in 1918, The Moon Pool is commonly considered to be the inspiration of the ABC series Lost.