Mention My Name in Atlantis

Originally published at: https://library.hrmtc.com/2019/07/20/mention-my-name-in-atlantis/

Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Mention My Name in Atlantis by John Jakes.

Jakes Mention My Name in Atlantis

Mention My Name in Atlantis is a short novel cast as a first-person narrative about the destruction of the ancient island city-state from the perspective of Hoptor the Vintner, an accomplished pander and blackmailer. It does not in any way take itself seriously. Although there is no supernatural magic in the book, its place is supplied by the super-science of visiting extra-terrestrial humanoids from the world of Zorop. The sword-and-sorcery genre is also invoked through the key supporting character of Conax the Chimerical, an evident spoof of Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

As a fantasy, Mention My Name in Atlantis is certainly negligible. As a comedy, it won more wry smiles than actual laughs from me.