Title: The Far Arena
Publisher: Seaview Books, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1978
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Hard Cover -- VG/Good -- Other than repair to dust jacket, book is clean and bright -- 435 pages -- Later printing. Bookseller Inventory # 314048
Synopsis: While conducting exploration in the frozen Arctic, Texan Lew McCardle, a geologist working for the Houghton Oil company, discovers something remarkable: a body encased in the ice. More remarkable still, the skills of Russian researcher Semyon Petrovitch bring the man miraculously back to life. This strange visitor from the distant past has an amazing story to tell. Translated from his native Latin by Nordic nun Olava, Lucius Aurelius Eugenianus reveals that in the era of Domitian he was a champion in the Roman Coliseum, a gladiator known far and wide as the greatest of all time. An ingenious amalgam of science fiction, fantasy, and history, Richard Ben Sapir?s The Far Arena is a breathtaking work of literary invention, at once thrilling, poignant, and thought-provoking.
About the Author:
Richard Ben Sapir (born 1936 in New York; died 1987) is best known for The Destroyer series of novels that he co-created with Warren Murphy. The first Destroyer was written in 1963, while Sapir worked as a city hall reporter in Jersey City and Murphy served as secretary to the city's mayor. Richard Sapir was a graduate of Columbia University and lived with his wife in New Hampshire before he died in 1987 from a heart attack.
Peter Noble was born in South Africa, and he has a warm crisp tone and a natural reader?s prose. Hippy musicians dragged him from an idyllic childhood, running barefoot through rich and matted grass with his dog, Bartok, to vegetarian communes from California to India, via Lisbon, London and Findhorn. He picked up a wide range of authentic local accents and character voices along the way. Peter is credited for numerous Audio Books.
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