Author: Walter Ernsting (Clark Darlton)
First Publication: 1969
Publisher: Ace Books
Series: Perry Rhodan (German) #4
In many ways this is a major story is a major piece of history in the Perry Rhodan universe. As the various countries try to blow up Perry’s ship with a nuclear bomb, other events are coming together to give Perry additional firepower.
Mutants have popped up all over the world. “Twilight of the Gods” shows the beginnings of Perry’s powerful group “The Mutant Corps”. The members introduced to us in this story include a telepath, a telekinetic, a teleporter and another teleporter who is able to teleport through time. I always grouped the time teleporter with Ferro Lad of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Both end up sacrificing their lives to save the universe…or do they? That is a mystery that is many stories away.
The other big event in this story is Perry and his right hand man Reggie get hypno trained the way the Arkonides do. I thought that Ernsting’s writing was not up to its usual standard but this is still worth reading as the series starts to gain steam.