The Black Flame Author:Stanley G. Weinbaum The Black Flame is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Stanley G. Weinbaum. It starts several hundred years after most of mankind is wiped out by a plague and tells the story of a family of immortals who seek to conquer the world with advanced science. The book is divided into two novels - Dawn of the Flame and The Black Flame. They conc... more »ern a brother and sister who have become immortal. In Dawn of the Flame the sister is a Joan-of-Arc-type, leading the battle against the mutated of mankind. By the time of The Black Flame, she is jaded and finds that being an immortal can be boring.« less
Simply Brilliant. Stanley the author of one of the great Mars tales of all time, A Martian Oddessy, strikes gold here with a story of future history about two immortals and their conquest of America after a holocoaust. If Stanley hadn't died at an early age, just from the stories and novel he left behind, he would be accounted (and should be anyhow) among the greats of the Golden Age of science fiction.