OPUS#266 Kingdoms of the Stars (SK#2-1)

OPUS: #266
Title: Kingdoms of the Stars
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1964
Type: novelette
Series: Star Kings
Series Number: 2
Note: This story became part of the fix-up novel Return to the Stars (1969).

“Gordon saw the drowned suns of the Clouds, heard the sun strike Throon’s crystal peaks, touched Lianna, and annihilated space. Now he wondered: Was it all a dream, or retreat into delusion, or had he actually been to …”

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 38, no. 9, September 1964, (Sep 1964, ed. Cele G. Lalli, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.50, 132pp, Digest, magazine) Cover: Robert Adragna
  • SF Greats, Fall 1970, (1970, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 132pp, digest, magazine) Illust & Cover : Robert Adragana
  • Planets of Wonder, (1976, ed. Terry Carr, publ. Thomas Nelson, 0-8407-6526-6, $6.95, 189pp, hc, anth) Cover: Frank Alois
  • 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)
  1. Return to the Stars, (date unknown, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Magnum / Prestige, #74-612, $1.50, 207pp, pb) Cover: Jim Steranko

Reviews:

  • Review by Lester del Rey (1970) in If, July-August 1970

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#213 King of Shadows, The

OPUS: #213
Title: The King of Shadows
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1947
Type: short story

“Some say the great rebel against the Gods, the lord of evil whose name is Erlik, is right here on earth” — TOC
“No sword or gun can avail against what lies within these peaks.”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 39, no. 9, January 1947, (Jan 1947, ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, publ. Weird Tales, $0.15, 100pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 38-49. Cover: A. R. Tilburne; Illust: Tilburne
  • 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/WeirdTales-1947jan-00038

OPUS#110 Kid Stuff

OPUS: #110
Title: Kid Stuff
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1937
Type: short story

“A Snatch Ride Heads into a Blind Alley!”

Publication:

  • The Phantom Detective [v18 #2, March 1937] (10¢, pulp), pp. 108-110.