OPUS#024 Evans of the Earth-Guard

OPUS: #024
Title: Evans of the Earth-Guard
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1930
Type: short story

“The grim black rocket, whirling and dipping with an astounding swiftness, was endeavoring to bring the twisting little craft into the lines of its guns.”

Publications:

  • Air Wonder Stories, Vol. 1, no. 10, April 1930, (Apr 1930, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publications, $0.25, 96pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; illustrated by Lumen Winter.

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#232 Earthmen No More [CF#26]

OPUS: #232
Title: Earthmen No More
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1951
Type: novelette
Series: Captain Future
Series Number: 26

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“When the Futuremen revived John Carney from his deep freeze, he wanted to go home – but where in space was home?”

「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. 1, March 1951, (Mar 1951, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Better Publications, Inc.; Springfield, MA, $0.25, 164pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust : Orban
  • Thrilling Novels, No. 39, 1996

Reviews:

  • Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p. 70

OPUS#192 Exile

OPUS: #192
Title: Exile
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1943
Type: short story

“In the depth of his mind he built a world of fear – than had to live in it!”

Publications:

  • Super Science Stories, Vol. 4, no. 4, May 1943, (May 1943, ed. Alden H. Norton, publ. Fictioneers, Inc.; Chicago, IL, $0.25, 132pp, pulp, magazine) Cover: Virgil Finlay; Illust: Morey
  • Super Science Stories (Canadian), April 1944, (Apr 1944, ed. Alden H. Norton, publ. Popular Publications, Inc.; Toronto, Canada, C$0.15, 84pp, pulp, magazine) Cover: Leo Morey
  • Looking Forward, (1953, ed. Milton Lesser, publ. The Beechhurst Press, $4.95, 400pp, hc, anth)
  • Looking Forward, (1955, ed. Milton Lesser, publ. Cassell & Company Ltd., 400pp, 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
  • Space 7, (1981, ed. Richard Davis, publ. Hutchinson, 0-09-144350-4, £5.50, 160pp, hc, anth) Cover: David A. Hardy
  • The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 5, 1943, (Mar 1981, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. DAW Books, 0-87997-604-7, $2.75, 380pp, pb, anth) Cover: One Plus One Studio
  • Peter Davison’s Book of Alien Planets, (1983, ed. Peter Davison (Doctor Who), publ. Sparrow Books, 0-09-930880-0, £0.95, 96pp, pb, anth)
  • Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction: Third Series, (1984, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers, 0-517-43522-5, 633pp, hc, anth) Cover: Romas
  • 101 Science Fiction Stories, (Jun 1986, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, Jenny-Lynn Waugh, publ. Avenel Books, 0-517-60669-0, $7.98, 651pp, hc, anth)
  • 100 Astounding Little Alien Stories, (Sep 1996, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. Barnes & Noble, 0-7607-0142-3, $7.98, xvi+544pp, hc, anth) Cover: Cheryl Knippenburg
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)

ebook: BookReader

OPUS#136 Ephemerae, The

Title: The Ephemerae
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1938
Type: short story

Publications:

  • Astounding Science-Fiction, Vol. 22, no. 4, December 1938, (Dec 1938, ed. John W. Campbell, Jr., publ. Street & Smith Publications, Inc., $0.20, 164pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Schneeman; Illust: Jack Binder

OPUS#126 Easy Money

OPUS: #126
Title: Easy Money
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1938
Type: short story

“Slugger Martin Enters the World of Psycho-Control-and Discovers That Mind Is Mightier Than Muscle!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 11, no. 2, April 1938, (Apr 1938, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) pp. 55-63. Cover: Howard V. Brown
  • 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)

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/ThrillingWonder-1938apr-00055

OPUS#083 Earth Dwellers, The

OPUS: #083
Title: The Earth Dwellers
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1936
Type: short story

Publication:

  • Thrilling Mystery [v2 #3, April 1936] (10¢, 132pp, pulp), pp. 48-53.
  • The Vampire Master and Other Tales of Terror, (Aug 2000, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-06-5, $32.00, xii+345pp, hc, coll) Cover: Jon Arfstrom

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

ebook: http://comicbookplus.com/?cid=2611

OPUS#049 Earth-Brain, The

OPUS: #049
Title: The Earth-Brain
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1932
Type: novelette

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 19, no. 4, April 1932, (Apr 1932, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; Illust: Napoli
  • The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror, (1936, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Philip Allan, 2/6, 256pp, hc, coll)
  • 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)
  • Acolytes of Cthulhu, (Apr 2001, ed. Robert M. Price, publ. Fedogan & Bremer, 1-878252-47-X, $32.00, xv+390pp, hc, anth) Cover: Gahan Wilson

OPUS#041 Earth-Owners, The

OPUS: #041
Title: The Earth-Owners
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1931
Type: short story

「宇宙から雲状の生命体が飛来し、アメリカを襲う。雲状の生命体は人間のエネルギーを吸いとってしまう。チャールズ・フォートの本を読んだランダムは、彼らこそ太古における地球上の生命体の創造主であって、人類も彼らの家畜にすぎない、彼らはふたたび地球の所有物として君臨しにきたのだと信じる。人類が絶体絶命の危機に追いこまれたとき、天よりまた別の発光体が現れて雲状の生命体を撃退した。それを見ていたランダムは、発光体のほうこそ地球の真の所有者であったのだと悟る – おそらくハミルトンがチャールズ・フォートの本を読んで一気呵成に書きあげた作品だろう」 — 那智史郎・宮壁定雄 『ウィアード・テールズ』 別巻 (国書刊行会, 1988)  p. 113

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 18, no. 1, August 1931, (Aug 1931, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; Illust: Senf or Wesso

OPUS#005 Evolution Island

OPUS: #005
Title: Evolution Island
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1927
Type: novelette

“Brilling turned suddenly toward the two prisoners. “And for you two, death!” he said.

「地球内部の放射性物資にふくまれるガーナ―線が進化をうながす原動力だとして、このガーナ―線を島全体に作用させ、すべての生命体の進化させる実験がおこなわれるなか、ガーナ―線をあびて進化した男の野望が描かれる」 — 大瀧啓裕編 『ウィアード』 1 (青心社, 1990) p. 338

「これも得意のアイディア・ストーリー。インド諸島のある島で、科学者が生物の進化を促進する光線を発明する。実験の結果、知性を有する植物が出現、彼らは人類を支配しようと企む。科学者は進化の過程を逆にさせる装置をつくりだし、植物は単細胞生物に還ってしまう」 — 那智史郎・宮壁定雄 『ウィアード・テールズ』 別巻 (国書刊行会, 1988)  p. 109

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 9, no. 3, March 1927, (Mar 1927, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; Illust: Olnick
  • Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors, (Jul 1988, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, publ. Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers, 0-517-66123-3, $9.98, xv+655pp, hc, anth) Cover: Hannes Bok
  • 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 (1991) in Science Fiction: The Early Years