OPUS#273 Broken Stars, The [SK#2-3]

OPUS: #273
Title: The Broken Stars
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1968
Type: novelette
Series: Star Kings
Series Number: 2
Note: This story became part of the fix-up novel Return to the Stars (1969).

“Edmond Hamilton needs no introduction from the likes of me … or, for that matter, from the likes of any of us. He is the author of some of the best space opera ever written (the majority of the CAPTAIN FUTURE series in the old Thrilling Wonder) and some of the most sensitive, provocative modern science fiction (WHAT’S IT LIKE OUT THERE?) He is writing better now than he ever did and THE BROKEN STARS is Hamilton combining the two sides of his writing at the top of his form. This is a story which will not be forgotten.”

Publications:

  • Fantastic, vol. 18, no. 2, December 1968, (Dec 1968, ed. Barry N. Malzberg, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 148pp, Digest, magazine), pp. 6-36.  Illustrated by Dan Adkins
  • Return to the Stars, (1969, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Lancer, #447-74612, $0.75, 207pp, pb) Cover: Jim Steranko
  • Chronicles of the Star Kings, (Apr 1986, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Arrow (Venture SF #10), 0-09-947860-9, £2.50, 190+207pp, pb, omni)
  • Stark and the Star Kings, (Aug 2005, Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-16-2, $45.00, xviii+625pp, hc, omni) Cover: Alex Ebel
  • Stark and the Star Kings, (Aug 2005, Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-17-0, $125.00, xviii+625pp, hc, omni) Cover: Alex Ebel
  • Return to the Stars, (Feb 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, 4-477-46127-5, $4.00, ebook) Cover: Doug Chaffee
  • The Eric John Stark Saga, (Feb 2008, Leigh Brackett, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, $20.00, ebook, omni)
  • Return to the Stars, (date unknown, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Magnum / Prestige, #74-612, $1.50, 207pp, pb) Cover: Jim Steranko

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OPUS#264 Babylon in the Sky

OPUS: #264
Title: Babylon in the Sky
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1963
Type: short story

“The monstrous cities orbiting overhead mocked the earthbound humans. Hobie wanted to reach out there and pull one down and smash it.”

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 37, no. 6, March 1963, (Mar 1963, ed. Cele Goldsmith, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.35, 132pp, Digest, magazine), pp. 6-21.  Cover: Lloyd Birmingham; illustrated by Birmingham
  • Great Science Fiction, No. 8, Fall 1967, (1967, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 132pp, digest, magazine) Cover: Leo Summers

OPUS#240 Battle for the Stars

OPUS: #240
Title: Battle for the Stars
Author: Alexander Blade (Edmond Hamilton)
Year: 1956
Type: novella
Note: The Two Thousand Centuries

“Kirk had never seen the distant planet called Earth, yet his squadron was now ordered there – to stem the outbreak of a galactic war!”
“Galactic war led Kirk’s squadron into deep space, to a remote world called Earth!” – TOC

Publications:

  • Imagination [v7 # 3, No.49, June 1956] (35¢, 132pp, digest, cover by Malcolm Smith) , pp. 6-58.
  • Battle for the Stars, (Nov 1961, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Dodd, Mead/Torquil, $2.95, 206pp, hc)
  • Battle for the Stars, (Dec 1961, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Dodd, Mead/Torquil / SFBC, $1.20, iv+206pp, hc)
  • Battle for the Stars, (1963, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Mayflower-Dell, #0480, 3/6, 190pp, pb)
  • Die Heimat der Astronauten, (1964, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Heinemann, 154pp, pb)
  • Battle for the Stars, (Aug 1964, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Paperback Library, #52-311, $0.50, 159pp, pb)
  • Battle for the Stars, (Dec 1967, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Paperback Library, #52-609, $0.50, 159pp, pb)
  • The Nemesis from Terra / Battle for the Stars, (May 1989, Leigh Brackett, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Tor (Tor Double #8), 0-812-55960-6, $2.95, 107+141pp, dos, omni) Cover: Bryn Barnard , Tony Roberts
  • Battle for the Stars, (Aug 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, 978-0-812-55960-6, $4.00, ebook) Cover: Doug Chaffee
  • Starwolves and the Interstellar Patrol, (Aug 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, $20.00, ebook, omni) Cover: Doug Chaffee

Reviews:

    • Review by Alfred Bester (1962) in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 22(2):89-90. February 1962
    • Review by P. Schuyler Miller (1962) in Analog Science Fact :  Science Fiction, 69(4):161. June 1962 , reprinted in: Analog Science Fact : Science Fiction, October 1962 (UK), (1962)
    • Review by Orson Scott Card (1989) in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, October 1989

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OPUS#233 Birthplace of Creation [CF#27]

OPUS: 233
Title: Birthplace of Creation
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1951
Type: novelette
Series: Captain Future
Series Number: 27

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“In their final adventure the Futuremen are called on to save the Universe itself from a madman’s destructive whim!”

「洗練と技巧をもって、カーティス・ニュートンの冒険に取り組んだ。新しい作品はオリジナルの長編よりもよくできており、もし<<キャプテン・フューチャー>>の冒険がこれだけだったら、登場人物たちも通常思われているよりも、もっと立派な存在として記録されることになっただろう。物語の広がりも地球規模となり、最後の三篇(中略)では、人類、生命、大宇宙の起源と本質に関する秘密が解明されてゆく」 – 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. 26.

Publications:

  • Startling Stories, Vol. 23, no. 2, May 1951, (May 1951, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Better Publications, Inc.; Kokomo, IN, $0.25, 164pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle Bergey; Ill : Orban
  • Startling Stories (UK), No. 8, August 1952. Ill : Michael Jones
  • Starwind : Science Fiction and Fantasy. Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall, August 1976
  • Thilling Novels, No. 39, 1996

Reviews:

  • Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p. 71

OPUS#167 Brother to Him, A

Title: A Brother to Him
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1940
Type: short story

Publication:

  • Thrilling Detective [v38 #1, December 1940] (10¢, pulp), pp. 85-89.

OPUS#137 Bride of the Lightning

OPUS: #137
Title: Bride of the Lightning
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1939
Type: short story

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 33, no. 1, January 1939, (Jan 1939, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Weird Tales, $0.25, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Virgil Finlay; illustrated by Finlay

OPUS#109 Ball Bearing Death

OPUS: #109
Title: Ball Bearing Death
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: February 1937
Type: short story

Publication:

  • Popular Detective [v10 #1, February 1937] (15¢, pulp), pp. 38-43.