OPUS#009 Dimension Terror, The

OPUS: #009
Title: The Dimension Terror
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1928
Type: novelette

「五次元の存在を唱える科学者が失踪した後、世界じゅうの鉄が消え、人類の築きあげた文明が一挙に崩壊するありさまを伝える本篇は、『月の脅威』のプロットを流用している欠点がありながらも、入念な構成と描写は『月の脅威』をはるかにしのぎ、ハミルトンの成長ぶりを告げるものといえよう」 — 大瀧啓裕編 『ウィアード』 3 (青心社, 1990) p. 339

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 11, no. 6, June 1928, (Jun 1928, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; Illust: Rankin
  • 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

OPUS#004 Atomic Conquerors, The

OPUS: #004
Title: The Atomic Conquerors
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1927
Type: novelette

“A blinding shaft of blue light stabbed out from the disk’s edge and struck the struggling pair.”

「スコットランドで発見された遺物の碑文から、原子のなかに邪悪な種族の存在することが明らかになったあと、封印が解けたことにより、この種族が地球の征服に乗り出す顛末が語られる。太陽系を原子構造と類似するものと見て、原子のなかにひとつの宇宙を見いだす類推の美学は、本篇において太陽系をひとつの原子とする超越宇宙をもちだすにいたった。本篇で注目すべきは、ダーレスの構築するクトゥルー神話のSF的先駆作品となっていることである」 — 大瀧啓裕編 『ウィアード』 1 (青心社, 1990) p. 334

「超宇宙(マクロ・コズミック)の人類出現す!! ハミルトンが得意としたセンス・オブ・ワンダーに満ちたSFの一篇」 — 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. 107

「月・極小世界・異次元からの侵略に地球をさらしていたが、きっとシュロッセルの書いた「外部からの侵略者」の触発されたのだろう」- 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. 78

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 9, no. 2, February 1927, (Feb 1927, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. Barker Petrie, Jr.; Illust: Olnick
  • 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

OPUS#017 Outside the Universe [IP#4]

OPUS: #017
Title: Outside the Universe
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: NOVEL
Series: Interstellar Patrol
Series Number: 4

“Around we swept in one great lightning curve, and then were rushing straight back upon the three racing ships.” – July 1929
“We were weaponless and out-numbered ten to one.” – August 1929
“Its vast mass of towering structures of blue vibrations was without occupants of any kind.” – Sept. 1929
“The wonders of the Andromeda universe and its gaseous inhabitants are described in this installment.” – TOC Sept. 1929
“‘We’ve won!” My cry of triumph was taken up and repeated.” – Oct. 1929
“Three universes come to death grips in the thrilling conclusion to this epic weird-scientific serial.” – TOC Oct. 1929

Magazine Appearances:

Outside the Universe (Part 1 of 4) (1929) – Edmond Hamilton
Outside the Universe (Part 2 of 4) (1929) – Edmond Hamilton
Outside the Universe (Part 3 of 4) (1929) – Edmond Hamilton
Outside the Universe (Part 4 of 4) (1929) – Edmond Hamilton

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 14, no. 1, July 1929, (Jul 1929, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; illust: Senf
  • Weird Tales, Vol. 14, no. 2, August 1929, (Aug 1929, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Hugh Rankin; illust: Senf
  • Weird Tales, Vol. 14, no. 3, September 1929, (Sep 1929, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; illust: Senf
  • Weird Tales, Vol. 14, no. 4, October 1929, (Oct 1929, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Hugh Rankin; illust: Senf
  • Outside the Universe, (1964, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Ace, #F-271, $0.40, 173pp, pb)
  • Outside the Universe, (Aug 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, 978-0-241-00271-1, $4.00, ebook)
  • Starwolves and the Interstellar Patrol, (Aug 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, $20.00, ebook, omni) Cover: Doug Chaffee
  • The Star-Stealers: The Complete Adventures of The Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two, (Jul 2009, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-33-2, $40.00, 754pp, hc, coll) Cover: Hugh Rankin

Reviews:

  • Review by P. Schuyler Miller (1965) in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, September 1965
  • Review by Everett F. Bleiler (1991) in Science Fiction: The Early Years

OPUS#020 Cities in the Air

OPUS: #020
Title: Cities in the Air
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novel

“Our gunners, following the orders of the First Air Chief, were concentrating their fire on the European column’s head, there in the ocean’s green depth.” – Nov. 1929
“Now our line turned like a wheeling snake, high in the air and was rushing back upon the circle of our enemies. And as our long line of mighty cities whirled past them all our batteries were thundering.” – Dec. 1929

Magazine Appearances:

  • Cities in the Air (Part 1 of 2) (1929) – Edmond Hamilton
  • Cities in the Air (Part 2 of 2) (1929) – Edmond Hamilton

Publications:

  • Air Wonder Stories, Vol. 1, no. 5, November 1929, (Nov 1929, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publications, $0.25, 96pp, magazine), pp. 390-411. Cover: Frank R. Paul; illustrated by Frank R. Paul and unsigned.
  • Air Wonder Stories, Vol. 1, no. 6, December 1929, (Dec 1929, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publications, $0.25, 96pp, magazine), pp. 534-554. Cover: Frank R. Paul; illustrated by Frank R. Paul and unsigned.
  • The Universe Wreckers, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Three, (Aug 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 978-1-893887-41-1, $40.00, 670pp, hc, coll)

Reviews:

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

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OPUS#019 Hidden World

OPUS: #019
Title: The Hidden World
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novel

“And as it appeared I could see by that inset white spot of light, that the great dazzling column was slowly turning, like a solid revolving shaft!” – Science Wonder Quarterly
“Arnold Vance and three other scientists seek to outguess a battling phenomenon, and find themselves prisoners of an Earth withing Earth!” – Fantastic Story Quarterly

Chapter 1 Blue Lights
Chapter 2 The Spheres from Below
Chapter 3 The Things fo Fleash!
Chapter 4 Down the Shaft
Chapter 5 A World of Wonders
Chapter 6 The Origin of the Hidden World
Chapter 7 How the Hidden World Evolved
Chapter 8 Intervention of Fate
Chapter 9 The Doom of a World

Publications:

  • Science Wonder Quarterly, Vol. 1, no. 1, Fall 1929, (Oct 1929, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publishing Corporation, $0.50, 148pp, Bedsheet, magazine), pp. 84-129, 135 Cover: Frank R. Paul;  illustrated by Frank R. Paul
  • Fantastic Story Quarterly, Vol. 1, no. 1, Spring 1950, (Apr 1950, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Best Books, Inc., $0.25, 164pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 11-60  illustrated by Virgil Finlay
  • The Star-Stealers: The Complete Adventures of The Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two, (Jul 2009, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-33-2, $40.00, 754pp, hc, coll) Cover: Hugh Rankin

Reviews:

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

ebook: http://www.haffnerpress.com/story/the-hidden-world-contents/
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OPUS#018 Other Side of the Moon, The

OPUS: #018
Title: The Other Side of the Moon
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novel

Astronomers seem to be pretty well agreed that the moon is uninhabitable. But even the Lick Observatory telescope, which is the most powerful one of its kind, has naturally enough been able to see only the one side of the moon – the side that is turned to the earth. Only a trip to the moon and around it would disclose what there is on the other side.
Mr. Hamilton can be depended on to furnish an altogether novel way of reaching the moon and makes it seem so logical it seems a wonder some such method hasn’t been devised a long time ago.
“The Other Side of the Moon” raises several other interesting questions, among them being, “Who were the first inhabitants of the earth?” So many “obviously” impossible dreams have recently become real achievements, that we an almost begin to read less skeptically about cosmic travel – particularly when it is offered in as plausible a manner as it is in this story.

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories Quarterly, Vol. 2, no. 4, Fall 1929, (Oct 1929, ed. T. O’Conor Sloane, publ. Experimenter Publishing Co., $0.50, 144pp, Bedsheet, magazine) Cover: Wesso; illustrated by H. W. Wesso
  • Science Fiction Adventure Classics, No. 7, Winter 1969, (Jan 1969, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 132pp, Digest, magazine) Cover: Wesso; illustrated by H. W. Wesso
  • The Star-Stealers: The Complete Adventures of The Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two, (Jul 2009, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-33-2, $40.00, 754pp, hc, coll) Cover: Hugh Rankin

Reviews:

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

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ebook: https://archive.org/details/Amazing_Stories_Quarterly_v02n04_1929-Fall.Experimenter_c2c

OPUS#016 Abysmal Invaders, The

OPUS: #016
Title: The Abysmal Invaders
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novelette

“Other huge shapes galloped past, carrying annihilation and death across the town.”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 13, no. 6, June 1929, (Jun 1929, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Hugh Rankin; illustrated by Rankin
  • 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

OPUS#015 Within the Nebula [IP#3]

OPUS: #015
Title: Within the Nebula
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novelette
Series: Interstellar Patrol
Series Number: 3

“They whirled across the platform in wild conflict.”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 13, no. 5, May 1929, (May 1929, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; Illust: Doak, aka Hugh Rankin
  • Crashing Suns, (1965, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Ace, #F-319, $0.40, 192pp, pb, coll)
  • Crashing Suns, (Aug 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, 978-1-4014-0319-5, $4.00, ebook, coll)
  • The Star-Stealers: The Complete Adventures of The Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two, (Jul 2009, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-33-2, $40.00, 754pp, hc, coll) Cover: Hugh Rankin

Reviews:

  • Review by Everett F. Bleiler (1991) in Science Fiction: The Early Years

OPUS#014 Locked Worlds

OPUS: #014
Title: Locked Worlds
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novella

“On and on we sped, high above the rolling blue plains, beneath the blazing blulsh sun that was slipping down toward the horizon from the zenith … At last our progress seemed to slacken slightly, and as I raised myself from the crouching position which we had assumed on the platform’s floor, I could make cut an outline of great black structures, which could only be a city of some sort.”

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories Quarterly, Vol. 2, no. 2, Spring 1929, (Apr 1929, ed. Arthur H. Lynch, publ. Experimenter Publishing Co., $0.50, 144pp, Bedsheet, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; , illustrated by Paul and unsigned.
  • Amazing Stories, July 1968, (Jul 1968, ed. Harry Harrison, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 148pp, Digest, magazine)
  • 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 (1998) in Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years

OPUS#013 Sea Horror, The

OPUS: #013
Title: The Sea Horror
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novelette
Variant Titles: The Sea Terror (1938) – Edmond Hamilton

“In their cities in the ocean depths the slug-people launched their war against the civilization of man.”
“The great arm circled the submarine and held it tightly.”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 13, no. 3, March 1929, (Mar 1929, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; Illust: Senf
  • The Sea Terror, Tales of Wonder, #4, (Oct 1938, ed. Walter H. Gillings, publ. World’s Work Ltd., 1/-, 128pp, pulp, magazine) Cover: W. J. Roberts
  • 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