RE: RARA-AVIS: Dorothy B. Hughes

From: Robison Michael R CNIN (
Date: 16 Dec 2002

Bill wrote: The other day someone mentioned the possibility of a science-fictional element in one of Hughes's novels. I'm not sure anyone ever said what that book was, however. Just in case anyone was curious, the book is THE DELICATE APE, which was published in 1944 but set in the middle 1950s, long after the war is over. It's still a mystery novel, though, with a solid mystery plot.

*********** That was me, Bill. I thought I recalled the blue marble everybody is looking for in the SO BLUE MARBLE to be imbued with some kind of mystical powers.

Thanks, miker

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