Sci-fi Dimensions Review The Metal Monster By A. Merritt

John C. Snider

"Merritt was a master of the old style of adventure fiction. It's easy to see his influence on Lovecraft in passages like this:

"'In this great crucible of life we call the world -- in the vaster one we call the universe -- the mysteries lie close packed, uncountable as grains of sand on ocean's shores. They thread, gigantic, the star-flung spaces; they creep, atomic, beneath the microscope's peering eye. They walk beside us, unseen and unheard, calling out to us, asking why we are deaf to their crying, blind to their wonder.'

"Merritt really should have lived to write for today's SF filmmakers: he goes largely for visual impact... A highly imaginative, pioneering science romance!"