Saturday, May 16, 2009

The House That Doc Built

I was pleasantly surprised to see Lester Dent's home recognized as a historic site by the town of La Plata, Missouri. Like Robert A. Heinlein's house, it was a technological marvel for its time--but it's amazing how quickly time can transform "state-of-the-art" to "quaint."

Even so, it's great to get a glimpse into the home life of a writer who gave me so much entertainment. I can almost imagine Lester Dent sitting in that home, pounding on the keyboard as the deadline approached, churning out page after page of prose in that distinctive style that made his Doc Savage tales so much better than anyone else's.

1 comment:

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Well, I'll be super amalgamated. That's great!