Irma-Lou: A Scientific Romance, by Irving Vanderblock-Wheedle. In the prolific Vanderblock-Wheedle’s first work of science fiction, Poplar Hills housewife Irma-Lou must confront and overcome the hopeless ennui of her life in the suburbs of Norfolk, Va., in time to stop a meteor that threatens to destroy the 2300 block of Evergreen Place in Portsmouth, where her Aunt Esther lives. “Sure to please fans of the serial comma!” —Hampton Roads Thursday Advertiser.