I was compelled to read this short story to get a better feel for the recent podiobook we reviewed for Hacker Public Radio by Lester Del Rey called Bandge of Infamy. I was curious if some of the themes in that story repeated themselves in any other works by del Rey. I do believe there is an interesting hostility towards woman, particularly wives over time.
The story’s conclusion was not novel to me at this period, there have been so many similar works since that making the ending somewhat predictable. What I did find unique was the presentation of witchcraft and demons in a more scientific light. That magic was a way of breaching the vibrational barriers between dimensions was very refreshing.
This was a quick read and very enjoyable. I plan to read a lot more by del Rey.