Never a Dull Moment is the autobiography of Alpheus Hyatt Verrill. His life has been fully as adventurous and almost as fantastic as the careers of his fictional characters. It has been a long life -... More > Verrill was born in 1871, died in 1954 - and a life crammed with unusual experiences.
A. Hyatt Verrill was an author, artist, ethnologist, archeologist and explorer. A graduate of Yale University, he has spent most of his lifetime in exploration. He is best known for his explorations in the West Indies and in Central and South America.
Despite his unusually active life, Verrill has somehow found time to write one hundred and ten books! These have ranged from juvenile adventures to serious works on the Mayas and Aztecs and science fiction.
In the field of science fiction, Verrill was one of the pioneers. During the early years of science fiction, he was one of the most prolific and most popular. His work was largely based on his own experiences and the strange things he had seen in the tropical Latin America.< Less
Write from the Jungle is a collection of stories and articles by A. Hyatt Verrill, who travelled extensively in the Americas.His writings are as varied as the places he visited and his expertise... More > shows in many of these tales. These selections are from a number of American periodicals of the time. Part of Verrill’s fame was that he spent over 30 years in jungles, still finding the time to compose stories and keep current with the science of the day (1900-1950s). His nonfiction includes travel, photography, people, and animals. One book length story here involves some boys misadventures with the Incas.
These stories span a timeframe from 1900 to 1950.< Less
Scientifiction 3 – contains three of Verrill’s longer works from Amazing Stories Magazine. These stories are from 1028 and 1929. The cover story, World of the Giant Ants, perhaps best... More > embodies the early principles of science fiction – fact and theory in fiction. World of the Giant Ants may be Verrill’s best known work but had remained out of print until this re-release.
As far as possible all of the illustrations have been retained.< Less