OPUS#165 Murder Asteroid

OPUS: #165
Title: Murder Asteroid
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1940
Type: vignette

“You Can Break All Laws Except Scientific Ones!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 18, no. 1, October 1940, (Oct 1940, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 80-81.  Cover: Howard V. Brown; Illust : Paul

OPUS#235 What's It Like Out There?

OPUS: #235
Title: What’s It Like Out There?
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1952
Type: novelette
Note: original title: Colonists of Mars

“When Haddon returned from the expedition and went to visit the families of his dead buddies; they all asked …”

「 (ワンダー・ストリーズ編者者のホーニグは新鮮で独創的なアイデアに重点をおく”新方針”のせいで、エドモンド・ハミルトンの傑作を逃がすはめになる。ワンダー・ストリーズ前編集者の)ラッサーの要求するリアリズムよりもさらに迫真の筆致で、過酷な火星への決死の探検を描いている。これほどの情感とリアリズムの物語はめったになかったのだが、ホーニグは独創的でないとの判断で、この作品を採用しなかった。「火星の植民者たち」は、陽気な宇宙驚異物語を特色とする<アスタウンディング>にはそぐはないし、<アメージング>に載せるには内容が悲惨すぎたが、<ワンダー>にとって申し分のない作品だったはずだ。ところが、原稿はハミルトンの引き出しの最下段にしまいこまれ、それから十二年後もあとにやってようやく陽の目をみる。<スリリング・ワンダー・ストリーズ>の一九五二年に十二月号に、「向こうはどんなところだい?」と改題のうえ発表されたこの作品は、大きな賞賛で迎えられた。」 – マイク・アシュリー著; 牧眞司訳『SF雑誌の歴史 : パルプマガジンの饗宴』(東京創元社, 2004.7) p. 109
「マインズはハミルトンの作品にふれて、こう述べている。「<<キャプテン・フューチャー>>シリーズから大きく隔たったており、別な作家の作品だとだれもが思うはずだ」。皮肉なことに、この作品は二十年近く前に同じ雑誌で没になっている。当時の編集者チャールズ・オーニグは、独創性に欠けると判断したのだ。さらに<アメージング・ストーリーズ>でも<アスタウンディング・ストーリーズ>でも陰惨だという理由で没になっている。ようやく陽の目を見たときは、宇宙の実際の恐怖を描いた、真正なリアリズムの物語だというふれこみだった」- マイク・アシュリー著 ; 牧眞司訳『SF雑誌の歴史:黄金期そして革命』(東京創元社, 2015)p. 29

“Alongside his promotion of ‘The Lovers’, Mines also urged readers to check out the December 1952 Thrilling Wonder Stories, which featured ‘What’s It Like Out There?’ by Edmond Hamilton (December 1952). Mines mentions the story in the same editorial which introduced ‘The Lovers’, where he added: ‘it is so far removed from his Captain Future stories as to convince anyone that it is the work of a different writer’ – Ashley, Mike, Transformations : the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1950 to 1970, Liverpool University Press, 2005, p. 15.

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 41, no. 2, December 1952, (Dec 1952, ed. Samuel Mines, publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.25, 148pp, Pulp, magazine),  pp. 66-80. Cover: Walter Popp; Illust : Orban
  • The Best from Startling Stories, (1953, ed. Samuel Mines, publ. Henry Holt, $3.50, xii+301pp, hc, anth) Cover: Alex Schomburg
  • Startling Stories, (1954, ed. Samuel Mines, publ. Cassell & Company Ltd., 12/6, 301pp, hc, anth)
  • Moment Without Time, (Mar 1956, ed. Samuel Mines, publ. The Science Fiction Book Club [UK], #19, xii+301pp, hc, anth)
  • A Century of Science Fiction, (1962, ed. Damon Knight, publ. Simon & Schuster, $4.95, 352pp, hc, anth) Cover: H. Lawrence Hoffman
  • A Century of Science Fiction, (Jul 1962, ed. Damon Knight, publ. Simon & Schuster / SFBC, $1.90, 352pp, hc, anth) Cover: H. Lawrence Hoffman
  • A Century of Science Fiction, (1963, ed. Damon Knight, publ. Gollancz, 21/-, 352pp, hc, anth)
  • A Century of Science Fiction, (Feb 1963, ed. Damon Knight, publ. Dell, #1157, $0.75, 384pp, pb, anth)
  • Treasury of Great Science Fiction Stories, Number 2, (1965, ed. Jim Hendryx, Jr., publ. Popular Library, Inc., $0.50, 100pp, Pulp, magazine) *slightly expanded
  • Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction, (1966, ed. Terry Carr, publ. Doubleday, $3.95, 190pp, hc, anth)
  • A Century of Science Fiction, (1966, ed. Damon Knight, publ. Pan, #T19, 6/-, 446pp, pb, anth)
  • Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction, (1968, ed. Terry Carr, publ. Funk & Wagnalls, #F47, $0.95, 190pp, pb, anth) Cover: Bob Korn
  • Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction, (1968, ed. Terry Carr, publ. Funk & Wagnalls, #F47, $0.95, 190pp, pb, anth) Cover: Bob Korn
  • A Century of Science Fiction, (1971, ed. Damon Knight, publ. Gollancz, 0-575-00817-2, 349pp, hc, anth)
  • A Century of Science Fiction, (1972, ed. Damon Knight, publ. BCA – Book Club Associates, 352pp, hc, anth)
  • What’s It Like Out There? and Other Stories, (1974, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Ace, #88065, $0.95, 320pp, pb, coll)
  • Explorers of Space, (Apr 1975, ed. Robert Silverberg, publ. Thomas Nelson, 0-8407-6439-1, $6.95, 253pp, hc, anth) Cover: Frank Alois
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Apr 1977, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Nelson Doubleday / SFBC, #1561, $2.98, xvii+334pp, hc, coll) Cover: Don Maitz
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Aug 1977, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Del Rey / Ballantine, 0-345-25900-9, $1.95, xviii+381pp, pb, coll) Cover: H. R. Van Dongen
  • The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein, (Feb 1979, ed. James Gunn, publ. Mentor / New American Library, 0-451-61859-9, $2.50, 535pp, pb, anth)
  • The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein, (Feb 1979, ed. James Gunn, publ. Mentor / New American Library, 0-451-61736-3, $2.50, 535pp, pb, anth) Cover: Paul Stinson
  • The Future in Question, (Feb 1980, ed. Joseph Olander, Martin Greenberg, Isaac Asimov, publ. Fawcett Crest, 0-449-24266-8, $2.50, 381pp, pb, anth) Cover: Richard Powers
  • Wide-Angle Lens: Stories of Time and Space, (Jul 1980, ed. Phyllis R. Fenner, publ. William Morrow, 0-688-22241-2, $8.95, 223pp, hc, anth)
  • Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Treasury, (Mar 1981, ed. Joseph Olander, Martin Greenberg, Isaac Asimov, publ. Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers, 0-517-33635-9, $6.98, 786pp, hc, anth) Cover: Don Dixon
  • The Great SF Stories #14 (1952), (Jan 1986, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. DAW Books, 0-88677-106-4, $3.50, 352pp, pb, anth) Cover: Tony Roberts
  • The Road to Science Fiction Volume 2: From Wells to Heinlein, (Oct 2002, ed. James Gunn, publ. Scarecrow Press, 0-8108-4439-7, $32.50, 509pp, tp, anth)
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)
  • The Road to Science Fiction #2, (date unknown, ed. James Gunn, publ. Mentor, 0-451-61859-9, $2.75, 535pp, pb, anth) Cover: Paul Stinson
  • Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction, (date unknown, ed. Terry Carr, publ. Funk & Wagnalls, #F47, $0.95, 190pp, pb, anth) Cover: Bob Korn

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/ThrillingWonder-1952dec-00066

OPUS#234 Lords of the Morning

OPUS: #234
Title: Lords of the Morning
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1952
Type: novella

“It was a nightmarish masquerade in time, but Ed Martin tried his best to turn the dream into a reality …”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 40, no. 3, August 1952, (Aug 1952, ed. Samuel Mines, publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.25, 148pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 12-47.  Cover: Emsh; Illust : Alex Schomberg

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/ThrillingWonder-1952aug-00012

OPUS#225 Alien Earth

OPUS: #225
Title: Alien Earth
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1949
Type: novelette

“Hugh Farris, Andre and Lys Berreau are transported into a weird world of eerie plant life, where time is slowed up and the struggle to survive rages madly on!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1949, (Apr 1949, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.25, 164pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 54-67.
  • Alien Earth and Other Stories, (1969, ed. Roger Elwood, Sam Moskowitz, publ. Macfadden Books, #75-219, $0.75, 208pp, pb, anth) Cover: Jack Faragasso
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Apr 1977, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Nelson Doubleday / SFBC, #1561, $2.98, xvii+334pp, hc, coll) Cover: Don Maitz
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Aug 1977, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Del Rey / Ballantine, 0-345-25900-9, $1.95, xviii+381pp, pb, coll) Cover: H. R. Van Dongen
  • Caught in the Organ Draft: Biology in Science Fiction, (Apr 1983, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, publ. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 0-374-31228-1, $12.95, xi+276pp, hc, anth)
  • The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949, (Mar 1984, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. DAW Books, 0-87997-918-6, $3.50, 317pp, pb, anth) Cover: Michelangelo Miani
  • The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949, (Mar 1984, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. DAW Books, 0-87997-918-6, $3.50, 317pp, pb, anth) Cover: Michelangelo Miani
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series, (1988, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers, 0-517-65754-6, $8.95, 624pp, hc, anth)
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)
  • The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949, (date unknown, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. DAW Books, 0-87997-918-6, $3.50, 317pp, pb, anth) Cover: Michelangelo Miani

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/ThrillingWonder-1949apr-00054
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OPUS#221 Knowledge Machine, The

OPUS: #221
Title: The Knowledge Machine
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1948
Type: short story

“Pete Purdy and James Carter establish Electrical Education as a shortcut to learning, but fail to foresee the result!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 32, no. 2, June 1948, (Jun 1948, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.20, 148pp, Pulp, magazine) , pp. 109-116. Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: Marchioni
  • S-F Yearbook, Number 1, (1967, ed. Helen Tono, publ. Popular Library, Inc., $0.50, 100pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Jack Coggins

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/ThrillingWonder-1948jun-00109

OPUS#219 Transuranic

OPUS: #219
Title: Transuranic
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1948
Type: short story

“Earth’s scientists on the Moon create a new lie form and then must battle to destroy it – or else face the all-embracing inhumanity of elements beyond control!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 31, no. 3, February 1948, (Feb 1948, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.15, 116pp, Pulp, magazine) , pp. 72-83.  Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: Astarita
  • What’s It Like Out There? and Other Stories, (1974, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Ace, #88065, $0.95, 320pp, pb, coll)

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/ThrillingWonder-1948feb-00072

OPUS#215 Come Home from Earth

OPUS: #215
Title: Come Home From Earth
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1947
Type: short story

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 29, no. 3, February 1947, (Feb 1947, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.15, 116pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: Marchioni

OPUS#212 Never the Twain Shall Meet

OPUS: #212
Title: Never the Twain Shall Meet
Author: Brett Sterling (Edmond Hamilton)
Year: 1946
Type: short story

Publication:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories [v29 #1, Fall 1946] (15¢, 116pp, pulp, cover by Earle Bergey), pp. 60-69. Illustrated by Marchioni.

OPUS#209 Indestructible Man

OPUS: #209
Title: Indestructible Man
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1946
Type: short story

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 28, no. 2, Spring 1946, (Apr 1946, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.15, 116pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: Marchioni or John Norman ?

OPUS#207 Forgotten World

OPUS: #207
Title: Forgotten World
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1946
Type: novelette

“Star-sick Laird Carlin is ordered back to Earth for a rest cure – and there on the ancient, ancestral planet, his love for a girl lures him into the toils of a weird conspiracy!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 28, no. 1, Winter 1946, (Feb 1946, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.15, 116pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: THM
  • The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction, (1954, ed. Leo Margulies, Oscar J. Friend, publ. Merlin Press, $3.95, 580pp, hc, anth)
  • Fantastic Story Magazine, Vol. 7, no. 3, Fall 1954, (Oct 1954, ed. Samuel Mines, publ. Best Books, Inc., $0.25, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Jack Coggins
  • Race to the Stars, (Oct 1958, ed. Leo Margulies, Oscar J. Friend, publ. Crest Books / Fawcett Publications, #s245, $0.35, 224pp, pb, anth) Cover: Stanley Meltzoff