Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Battle In The Dawn: The Complete Hok the Migh - Manly Wade Wellman

A collection of Wellman's stories about the Stone Age leader Hok, including some additions set in the same time period and a fragment. The stories display a great deal of consistency in quality.

Battle In the Dawn : Battle in the Dawn - Manly Wade Wellman
Battle In the Dawn : Hok Goes to Atlantis - Manly Wade Wellman
Battle In the Dawn : Hok Draws the Bow - Manly Wade Wellman
Battle In the Dawn : Hok and the Gift of Heaven - Manly Wade Wellman
Battle In the Dawn : Hok Visits the Land of Legends - Manly Wade Wellman
Battle In the Dawn : Day of the Conquerors - Manly Wade Wellman
Battle In the Dawn : For the Love of Oloanna - Manly Wade Wellman
Battle In the Dawn : Untitled Hok Fragment - Manly Wade Wellman

Hok becomes a young chief when his father is killed, and leads his tribe in savage defense against the Neanderthals that occupy the area they have travelled to.

3.5 out of 5


Our caveman hero meets a woman warleader on horseback, and gets to see a city, fight a giant octopus, and get all explosive.

3.5 out of 5


Hok finds that while cool new distance weapons are good, a wife with a spear can still come in very handy.

3 out of 5


A meteor brings Hok the means to make a sword.

3.5 out of 5


A mammoth hunt leads Hok to a tropical valley and a new race of tree people.

3.5 out of 5


Martian invade - to find that twelve of them won't do the job with the Flint people and others have a quick witted leader. Even in the face of rayguns.

3.5 out of 5


Hok decides to literally take a wife - who is not at all pleased with the idea, until he lets her go.

3.5 out of 5


Start of a story in which Hok meets Plorr.

3 out of 5




4 out of 5

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