Friday, May 8, 2009

Did Space Cadet Tom Corbett use the female fertility drug HCG ?

Based on some speculative research by British SF author Adam Roberts, there is a distinct possibility that character Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, whose adventures were chronicled in Stand By For Mars! (1952) and seven other juvenile science fiction novels written by author Carey Rockwell, used the female fertility drug Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG).


Crotchety Old Fan said...


Paul said...

It's a play on the steroid story about MLB slugger Manny Ramirez, right down to the size of Tom Corbett's head.