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B. C. 30,000   By: (1894-1972)

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B.C. 30,000 by Sterner S. Meek takes readers on an extraordinary journey through time, unraveling the mysteries of a distant past and offering a compelling glimpse into a future world. This captivating work of speculative fiction seamlessly combines elements of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure, pushing the boundaries of imagination.

From the very first page, Meek's vivid and detailed descriptions transport readers to a prehistoric era, filled with wondrous landscapes and intriguing civilizations. The author's meticulous research shines through, as he intricately weaves together historical and archaeological facts with his own imaginative narrative. The result is a richly textured world that feels both authentic and fantastical at the same time.

Meek's characters are equally enchanting, each possessing distinct personalities and motivations that drive the story forward. The protagonist, an ambitious young archaeologist named Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes, captivates readers with her intelligence, courage, and unyielding determination to uncover the secrets of an ancient civilization. Through her eyes, readers experience the wonders and dangers of this forgotten era, and embark on a thrilling adventure that sparks curiosity and excitement.

The plot of B.C. 30,000 is carefully crafted, steadily building suspense and intrigue. Meek expertly balances the pacing, allowing readers to become fully immersed in the story without feeling overwhelmed. The narrative effortlessly alternates between ancient and future timelines, gradually revealing the connections between them and keeping readers engaged from beginning to end.

One of the strengths of this novel lies in its exploration of thought-provoking themes. Meek delves into topics such as the cyclical nature of history, the consequences of human actions, and the potential pitfalls of technological advancements. These layers of depth lend intellectual weight to the story, elevating it beyond a mere adventure tale and giving readers much to ponder long after the final page.

Though B.C. 30,000 is undoubtedly a captivating and compelling read, some readers may find the complexity of the narrative and the abundance of historical and scientific details overwhelming at times. However, for those with an avid interest in archaeology, ancient civilizations, and speculative fiction, this book is an engrossing and rewarding experience.

In conclusion, B.C. 30,000 is a remarkable work of speculative fiction that transcends boundaries and transports readers to a world both familiar and extraordinary. Sterner S. Meek's blend of historical accuracy, vivid imagination, and thought-provoking themes creates a compelling narrative that enthralls and challenges readers in equal measure. This book is a testament to the power of storytelling and a must-read for anyone seeking a truly immersive and intellectually stimulating reading experience.

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[Illustration: With a roar, the apemen charged. ]

B. C. 30,000

By Capt. S. P. Meek

Back in the dim dawn of civilization Anak the Hunter stands in his might before the encroaching Neanderthal men.

A scream of rage split the darkness. From the side of the fire where the women sat darted Esle, the High Priestess, a bloody bit of liver in her hand. Following her, and snarling like an enraged cat, came one of the maidens of the tribe. The aged hag, Esle, whose duty it was to declare to the tribe the will of Degar Astok, the mighty one who dwelt in the heavens and sent the storms to enforce his will, came to a pause before Uglik, the Chief and tribal Father.

"Una was eating of the man's piece," she shrilled as she held the fragment aloft.

Uglik dropped the thigh bone from which he had been ripping the meat in huge chunks. He took the liver from Esle and examined it.

"Bring me my spear!" he roared as he lunged forward and grasped Una by the hair. "Una has stolen that which is tabu to her and I will punish her."

Una moaned with fright but attempted no resistance. Uglik grasped his spear and raised it over his head.

"Hold, Father!" came a clear voice from the group of hunters who sat near the chief.

Uglik paused in amazement at the interruption. Anak, the Chief Hunter, rose to his feet and made a step forward... Continue reading book >>

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