OPUS#077 Cosmic Pantograph, The

Title: The Cosmic Pantograph
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1935
Type: short story

“In our March, 1935 issue we published a short story by this favorite author, entitled “The Eternal Cycle.” This tale received much higher acclaim than many of our novels and has been accepted by our readers as a short science-fiction classic.
We do not hesitate to say that you will find the present yarn of at least equal merit to “The Eternal Cycle.” It also presents some brand-new conceptions never before hinted at in science-fiction. And we all know how rare stories like that are.
Though Edmond Hamilton goes, at times (as he does in this story), into the very heights of fantasy, his work at no time becomes illogical or unconvincing. He makes you believe what he is telling you. tearing down all the barriers of conventions and routine, but always making things real and lifelike.
A few minutes from now you will be entering upon a new train of thought, inspiring, enthralling, fantastic.”

“Must man die, as Doctor Robine believers, with his own universe.”

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 7, no. 5, October 1935, (Oct 1935, ed. Hugo Gernsback, $0.25, 128pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; Illust: Paul, pp. 555-559, 623
  • Fantastic Story Magazine, Fall 1951, (Oct 1951, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Best Books, Inc., $0.25, 148pp, Pulp, magazine)

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#072 Eternal Cycle, The

Title: The Eternal Cycle
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1935
Type: short story

We are almost sorry that author Hamilton did not write this story into a novelette, because the tremendous idea behind it could well support a much longer story.
In this story is propounded a theory so fantastic that you have never heard anything to equal it – but, at the same time, it is not only very logical, but easily understandable. These three qualities are seldom mixed to such a masterful balance as they are in this short story.
Here, indeed, is an excellent example of the type of story we are looking for under our revolutionary policy – so original and utterly different that it will live in your memory much longer than others thirty times its length.

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 6, no. 10, March 1935, (Mar 1935, ed. Hugo Gernsback, $0.25, 128pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; Illust: SAA???
  • Gosh! Wow! (Sense of Wonder) Science Fiction, (Jan 1982, ed. Forrest J. Ackerman, publ. Bantam Books, 0-553-20187-5, $3.50, xxii+561+[2]pp, pb, anth)

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#071 Truth Gas, The

Title: The Truth Gas
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1935
Type: short story

“Honesty is the best policy.”
That is a sentence which everyone is familiar with. Little children are taught it by their parents and it is strongly advocated in every school and college. Among other things, it means that we should never tell a falsehood.
Then there are such words as “tact” and “discretion.” They signify what is fit, proper, and prudently wise. The question is, can you always tell the truth and be tactful and discreet at the same time?
This little tale draws a parallel to the author’s “The Man With X-Ray Eyes,” which we printed over a year ago, and will prove just as intriguing and original, though the development of the present story will amuse you.
Edmond Hamilton is one of the old stand-bys of science-fiction and is well up to standard here.

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 6, no. 9, February 1935, (Feb 1935, ed. Hugo Gernsback, $0.25, 128pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; Illust: Paul

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#069 Masters of the Genes

Title: Master of the Genes
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1935
Type: short story

Perhaps the most interesting of the sciences is biology, the study of living things, and genetics, the branch concerning genes and chromosomes, may be called the most fascinating side-line.
We know that all the characteristics of a living thing are transmitted during conception to the offspring. The shape of the nose, the color of the hair, the length of the arms – uncoutable thousands of regulations are governed by the nature of the microscopic genes.
If you do not know much about this subject, Mr. Hamilton’s latest story, which is now before you, will further acquaint you with one of the greatest mysteries of science, will make chills run through you when you contemplate what terrible things can happen when the tiny genes are defected.

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 6, no. 8, January 1935, (Jan 1935, ed. Hugo Gernsback, $0.25, 128pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; illustrated by Frank R. Paul
  • Thrilling Stories(UK). No. 1 (1946)

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#063 Man with X-Ray Eyes, The

Title: The Man with X-Ray Eyes
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1933
Variant Title of: The Man Who Saw Everything (by Edmond Hamilton )
Type: short story

“Endowed with super-vision, reporter David Winn learns the awesome and terrifying secret of seeing too much!”
Perhaps the facts propounded in the present story are all too true … we know that some of them are. Perhaps it is well that the truth about many matters is kept from the public mind …. while the knowledge of others would definitely aid civilization.
If someone offered you the power of seeing everything – through walls – would you accept? We’ll wager you would. And David Winn accepted. He wanted to see all there was to see. He wanted the world revealed to his eyes. No real harm can come from merely using the sense of sight, you say. But read the story and you may change your opinion.

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 5, no. 4, November 1933, (Nov 1933, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publishing, $0.25, 128pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul
  • “Man Who Saw Everything, The”, The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror, (1936, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Philip Allan, 2/6, 256pp, hc, coll)
  • THE SEX SERUM, Dickinson, Utopian (UK), 1945hamilton-anthology1
  • Startling Stories, Summer 1946, (Jul 1946, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 116pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle Bergey
  • “Man Who Saw Everything, The”, The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror, (Jun 1975, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Gregg Press, 0-8398-2304-5, $12.50, ix+256pp, hc, coll)

Reviews:

  • Review by Everett F. Bleiler (1998) in Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years
  • Wonder Stories. Vol. 5, no, 4 (11-33) Illust: Winter
  • Startling Stories. Vol. 14, no. 1 (Summer-46), pp. 62-69. illust: Marchioni

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OPUS#058 Island of Unreason, The

Title: The Island of Unreason
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1933
Storylen: short story

“Reprinted from Wonder Stories, May, 1933, this very readable story tells of the island where misfits and incorrigibles are isolated from civilization in the future” – Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p. 54

Reason, we hope, is being made more and more the guide for our actions. What must this tendency ultimately lead to? Will emotion be stamped out of our lives entirely, and the race become merely adding machines? Mr. Hamilton carries us into the future to visualize an intermediate era, when emotion is despised but not yet stamped out. His story of that time is not only amusing and interesting, but instructive of the changes that the race must pass through to escape from our emotion-ridden ancestors to a new day when we shall be all intellectual giants.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2 First struggles
Chapter 3 A World of Turmoil

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 4, no. 12, May 1933, (May 1933, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publishing, $0.25, 96pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; Illust: Paul
  • Startling Stories, Vol. 12, no. 1, Spring 1945, (Apr 1945, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 116pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: WIN???
  • Murder in the Clinic, (1946, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Utopian Publications, #7, 1/-, 36pp, ph, coll)
  • The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Part 1 1926-1935, (1974, ed. Michael Ashley, publ. NEL, 0-450-02182-3, £2.95, 239pp, hc, anth)
  • The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Vol. 1 1926-1935, (1976, ed. Michael Ashley, publ. Henry Regnery, 0-8092-8001-9, $4.95, 239pp, tp, anth)
  • The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Vol. 1 1926-1935, (1976, ed. Michael Ashley, publ. Henry Regnery, 0-8092-8003-5, $9.95, 239pp, hc, anth)
  • The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Part 1. 1926-1935, (Mar 1977, ed. Michael Ashley, publ. NEL, 0-450-02484-9, £1.50, 239pp, pb, anth) Cover: Terry Griffiths
  • 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 Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#047 Conquest of Two Worlds, A

Title: A Conquest of Two Worlds
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1932
Storylen: novelette

“Earthmen prove that mass murder can be prevented only through universal law backed up by force! A classic reprinted by popular demand” – TOC
“In this outstanding Hall of Fame novelet, Earthmen prove once more that the only way to prevent the grim terror of mass murder is through universal law backed up by force!”

“Fame classic reprinted from Wonder Stories, February, 1932. Tragic account of Earthmen’s ruthless exploitation, brutalization and conquest of the less highly evolved inhabitants of Mars and Jupiter, obviously based upon historical treatment of the Indians” – Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p. 59

「主人公マーク・ホールキットが自らの信念に従い、温厚で子どものような木星人を搾取する貪欲な宇宙開発を阻止しようとする」 – 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. 93

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 3, no. 9, February 1932, (Feb 1932, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publishing, $0.25, 96pp, large, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; Illust: Paul
  • Startling Stories, Vol. 16, no. 3, January 1948, (Jan 1948, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 116pp, Pulp, magazine),  pp. 70-83. Cover: Earle Bergey
  • Every Boy’s Book of Science Fiction, (1951, ed. Donald A. Wollheim, publ. Frederick Fell, $2.75, 254pp, hc, anth)
  • 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 Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#045 Reign of the Robots, The

Title: The Reign of the Robots
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1931
Type: novelette

“Birk sprang back with upraised bar against the Master. The blue beam flashed. It struck Birk squarely.”
“Edmond Hamilotn is the master of exciting stories that carry the reader breathlessly from the first word to the last without a stop. This story is one of those can’t-story-until-you-finish kind.
Many people believe that machines are not an unmixed blessing. Even as far back as a hundred years ago, Mrs. Shelley in her “Frankenstein” showed the machine – the creation of a human brain arising to overthrow its master. Many thoughtful people today believe that that may yet happen if we are not careful. It is a monstrous thing to picture human beings as the creatures or slaves of machines; but if machines are given intelligence and power, their domination may be limitless.
Incindentally this story has an entirely unexpected as well as surprising ending that we doubt enyone will guess beforehand. Those ironical twists at the ends of his stories are part of Mr. Hamilton’s great popularity.”

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 3, no. 7, December 1931, (Dec 1931, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publishing, $0.25, 96pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; Illust: Paul
  • Strange Love Stories, (Apr 1946, ed. uncredited, publ. Utopian Publications, 1/-, 74pp, pb, anth)

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#038 Man Who Evolved, The

Title: The Man Who Evolved
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1931
Type: SHORTFICTION
Storylen: short story

“It was a great brain. It lay in the chambers, its surface ridged and wrinkled by innumerable fine convoluions.” Paul pp. 1266-1277

“Hall of Fame classic story of the ironic ending to a scientist’s intense quest for the ultimate goal to human evolution, first appeared in Wonder Stories, April, 1931” – Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p. 47

Publications:

  • Wonder Stories, Vol. 2, no. 11, April 1931, (Apr 1931, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publishing, $0.25, 144pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; Illustrated by Frank R. Paul
  • The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror, (1936, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Philip Allan, 2/6, 256pp, hc, coll)
  • Startling Stories, Vol. 4, no. 3, November 1940, (Nov 1940, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: E. K. Bergey; Illustrated by Wesso
  • From Off This World, (1949, ed. Leo Margulies, Oscar J. Friend, publ. Merlin Press, $2.95, 430pp, hc, anth) Cover: Virgil Finlay
  • Before the Golden Age, (1974, ed. Isaac Asimov, publ. Robson Books, 0-903895-28-5, £5.95, xix+986pp, hc, anth) Cover: Timothy Jaques
  • Before the Golden Age, (Apr 1974, ed. Isaac Asimov, publ. Doubleday, 0-385-02419-3, $16.95, xix+986pp, hc, anth) Cover: Tim Lewis
  • Before the Golden Age, (May 1974, ed. Isaac Asimov, publ. Doubleday / SFBC, #6173, $4.50, xvi+912pp, hc, anth) Cover: Tim Lewis
  • Before the Golden Age Volume One, (1975, ed. Isaac Asimov, publ. Orbit, 0-86007-803-5, £0.50, v+223pp, pb, anth)
  • Before the Golden Age, Book 1, (Apr 1975, ed. Isaac Asimov, publ. Fawcett Crest, #Q2410, $1.50, 380pp, pb, anth)
  • The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror, (Jun 1975, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Gregg Press, 0-8398-2304-5, $12.50, ix+256pp, hc, coll)
  • 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
  • Before the Golden Age, Book 1, (1978, ed. Isaac Asimov, publ. Fawcett Crest, 0-449-22913-0, $1.95, 380pp, pb, anth)
  • Before the Golden Age, Volume One, (1978, ed. Isaac Asimov, publ. Orbit, 0-86007-803-5, £0.95, 380pp, pb, anth)
  • Before the Golden Age, (1988, ed. Isaac Asimov, publ. Black Cat / Macdonald & Co, 0-7481-0196-9, £9.95, 828pp, hc, anth)
  • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, (Aug 2010, ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk, publ. Wesleyan University Press, 978-0-8195-6954-7, $85.00, 688pp, hc, anth)
  • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, (Aug 2010, ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk, publ. Wesleyan University Press, 978-0-8195-6955-4, $39.95, xviii+767pp, tp, anth) Cover: Georges Méliès
  • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, (Aug 2010, ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk, publ. Wesleyan University Press, 978-0-8195-6954-7, $85.00, 688pp, hc, anth)
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)

Reviews:

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

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