The Sky is Falling / Badge of Infamy

Lester del Rey
The Sky is Falling / Badge of Infamy Cover

The Sky is Falling


It's clear Del Rey is having a lot of fun describiing a world where magic rules based on the myths and superstitions of the present world. His hero is resurrected from the dead and put to the task of fixing a literally falling sky, one in which the stars are embedded and inside which the sun and planets rotate.

Written like a thriller with a cataclysmic deadline driving the story, the plot moves very fast and at times the 'magical language' can be a bit difficult if one is unfamiliar with 'resonance', 'property of likes' and such.

Short but fun and with the obligatory romantic sub-plot as well.