OPUS#018 Other Side of the Moon, The

OPUS: #018
Title: The Other Side of the Moon
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novel

Astronomers seem to be pretty well agreed that the moon is uninhabitable. But even the Lick Observatory telescope, which is the most powerful one of its kind, has naturally enough been able to see only the one side of the moon – the side that is turned to the earth. Only a trip to the moon and around it would disclose what there is on the other side.
Mr. Hamilton can be depended on to furnish an altogether novel way of reaching the moon and makes it seem so logical it seems a wonder some such method hasn’t been devised a long time ago.
“The Other Side of the Moon” raises several other interesting questions, among them being, “Who were the first inhabitants of the earth?” So many “obviously” impossible dreams have recently become real achievements, that we an almost begin to read less skeptically about cosmic travel – particularly when it is offered in as plausible a manner as it is in this story.

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories Quarterly, Vol. 2, no. 4, Fall 1929, (Oct 1929, ed. T. O’Conor Sloane, publ. Experimenter Publishing Co., $0.50, 144pp, Bedsheet, magazine) Cover: Wesso; illustrated by H. W. Wesso
  • Science Fiction Adventure Classics, No. 7, Winter 1969, (Jan 1969, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 132pp, Digest, magazine) Cover: Wesso; illustrated by H. W. Wesso
  • The Star-Stealers: The Complete Adventures of The Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two, (Jul 2009, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-33-2, $40.00, 754pp, hc, coll) Cover: Hugh Rankin

Reviews:

  • Review by Everett F. Bleiler (1998) in Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years

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OPUS#014 Locked Worlds

OPUS: #014
Title: Locked Worlds
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novella

“On and on we sped, high above the rolling blue plains, beneath the blazing blulsh sun that was slipping down toward the horizon from the zenith … At last our progress seemed to slacken slightly, and as I raised myself from the crouching position which we had assumed on the platform’s floor, I could make cut an outline of great black structures, which could only be a city of some sort.”

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories Quarterly, Vol. 2, no. 2, Spring 1929, (Apr 1929, ed. Arthur H. Lynch, publ. Experimenter Publishing Co., $0.50, 144pp, Bedsheet, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; , illustrated by Paul and unsigned.
  • Amazing Stories, July 1968, (Jul 1968, ed. Harry Harrison, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 148pp, Digest, magazine)
  • The Metal Giants and Others: The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume One, (Jul 2009, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-31-6, $40.00, xx+693pp, hc, coll) Cover: Joseph Doolin

Reviews:

  • Review by Everett F. Bleiler (1998) in Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years