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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Fantasy Novel, Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen.

The novel published by Roald Dahl became the author’s first adult book after an editor expressed an interest to publish such a narrative. Though the book faced poor reception from the readers, it carries historical value as it is the first novel about nuclear war.

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Author:  Roald Dahl

Genre:  Fantasy Novel, Satire

Page:  144

Good reads rating:  3.11 of 5

My Rating:  6.3 of 10

Published:  1948

Publisher:  Scribner’s (United States) Collins (UK)

Language:  English

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Review and Summary of The Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen by Roald Dahl.

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The author wrote this novel as an experiment, as he never published an adult story ever before. Though the book received negative reviews, it received praises from the Glasgow Herald and The Saturday Review. Till 2018, they never reprinted or re-attempted to publish the book in the English language.

The story follows a fantasy genre, and the author starts the plot in 1943. Peternip a pilot of RAF discover a Gremlin drilling a hole in the aircraft’s wing. They also call gremlins the miniature being. While seeing the creature, the pilot ordered his squadrons to set off the aircraft so they could save many people. Several years ago, Gremlins ruled the world. But they moved underground as there was an increase in human beings. They forced them to live underground. Gremlins became angry and revengeful.

So, they waited until the right time to take revenge on humans. During the war, they briefly appeared but realised humankind became more aggressive. So they waited for a long time. After World War III and IV, they showed up and took over the entire world. The novel ends with the gremlins, who could not exist without humans and also started disappearing.

Final Say on The Fantasy Novel, Some Time Never: A Fable for Supermen.

The author explained the fictitious creature who wanted to rule over the world, but not without humans. The writer also attempted to show the meaning of power and the manner it impacts on people’s lives. I rate this novel, 6.3 out of 10. Would I re-read the novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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