OPUS#165 Murder Asteroid

OPUS: #165
Title: Murder Asteroid
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1940
Type: vignette

“You Can Break All Laws Except Scientific Ones!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 18, no. 1, October 1940, (Oct 1940, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 80-81.  Cover: Howard V. Brown; Illust : Paul

OPUS#225 Alien Earth

OPUS: #225
Title: Alien Earth
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1949
Type: novelette

“Hugh Farris, Andre and Lys Berreau are transported into a weird world of eerie plant life, where time is slowed up and the struggle to survive rages madly on!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1949, (Apr 1949, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.25, 164pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 54-67.
  • Alien Earth and Other Stories, (1969, ed. Roger Elwood, Sam Moskowitz, publ. Macfadden Books, #75-219, $0.75, 208pp, pb, anth) Cover: Jack Faragasso
  • 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
  • Caught in the Organ Draft: Biology in Science Fiction, (Apr 1983, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh, publ. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 0-374-31228-1, $12.95, xi+276pp, hc, anth)
  • The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949, (Mar 1984, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. DAW Books, 0-87997-918-6, $3.50, 317pp, pb, anth) Cover: Michelangelo Miani
  • The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949, (Mar 1984, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. DAW Books, 0-87997-918-6, $3.50, 317pp, pb, anth) Cover: Michelangelo Miani
  • Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series, (1988, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers, 0-517-65754-6, $8.95, 624pp, hc, anth)
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)
  • The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 11, 1949, (date unknown, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. DAW Books, 0-87997-918-6, $3.50, 317pp, pb, anth) Cover: Michelangelo Miani

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/ThrillingWonder-1949apr-00054
ebook: BookReader

OPUS#224 Watcher of the Ages, The

OPUS: #224
Title: The Watcher of the Ages
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1948
Type: short story

“Many ahd sought the dead metropolis but all had been defeated by the dark jungle and darker forces within.”
“Seek not the hidden secret, the cold flame that burns forever….”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 40, no. 6, September 1948, (Sep 1948, ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, publ. Weird Tales, $0.20, 100pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 68-76.  Cover: Lee Brown Coye; Illust: Humiston
  • 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-1948sep-00068

OPUS#223 Twilight of the Gods

OPUS: #223
Title: Twilight of the Gods
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1948
Type: novelette

“Who knows what one has been in previous times and spaces removed from our own?”-TOC
“What dark, devious paths must a man follow to ultimately repossess himself?”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 40, no. 5, July 1948, (Jul 1948, ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, publ. Weird Tales, $0.20, 100pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 4-24. Cover: Matt Fox; Illust: Humiston
  • Weird Tales of the Supernatural, (1966, ed. Kurt Singer, publ. W. H. Allen, 30/-, 352pp, hc, anth)
  • Supernatural, (1974, Kurt Singer, publ. Eclipse Books, A$1.95, 617pp, pb, omni)
  • What’s It Like Out There? and Other Stories, (1974, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Ace, #88065, $0.95, 320pp, pb, coll)
  • Weird Tales of the Supernatural (UK), (1975, ed. Kurt Singer, publ. White Lion Publishers, 350pp, anth)

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/WeirdTales-1948jul-00004

OPUS#222 Valley of Creation, The

OPUS: #222
Title: The Valley of Creation (Complete Novel)
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1948
Variant Title of: The Valley of Creation (by Edmond Hamilton )
Type: novella

“In the darkness, there came to Eric Nelson a summons and a warning – a summons to a land where beast and human walked alike, a warning of war and massacre strange and terrible!”

「『最後の惑星船の謎』の中で、スペース・オペラを完全に捨て去っている。チベットにある人類未踏の谷には、人間と動物がテレパシーで結びついている文明が発達を遂げていた。だから美しいエンシャーラは、自分の飼っている鷲のエイ、狼のターク、虎のクォールとつねに連絡しあっている。ところがル・ランの谷に冒険家エリック・ネルスンがやってきたために、この小さな世界は戦乱に巻きこまれる。ネルスンの肉体から精神が分離して狼の身体にはいりこみ、彼自身、狼の姿となって四本足の同胞の側に立って戦わねばならなくなる。だが、最後には再び人間の姿に戻り、エンシャーラの愛をかちえて、永久にル・ランの谷に住むことになるのだ。」 – ジャック・サドゥール著; 鹿島茂,鈴木秀治訳『現代SFの歴史』(早川書房, 1984.12) p. 189-190

Publications:

  • Startling Stories, Vol. 32, no. 2, July 1948, (Jul 1948, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.20, 148pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 9-69. Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: Finlay
  • The Valley of Creation, (1964, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Lancer, #72-721, $0.50, 159pp, pb) Cover: Emsh
  • The Valley of Creation, (1967, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Lancer, #73-577, $0.60, 159pp, pb) Cover: Emsh
  • The Valley of Creation, (1972, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Lodestone, #B-5006, $0.75, 159pp, pb) Cover: Emsh
  • The Valley of Creation, (Sep 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, 978-1-4377-3577-2, $4.00, ebook) Cover: Doug Chaffee
  • King of Stars, (Sep 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, $20.00, ebook, omni) Cover: Doug Chaffee

Reviews:

  • Review by P. Schuyler Miller (1965) in Analog Science Fact -> Science Fiction, February 1965
  • Review by P. Schuyler Miller (1967) in Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact, August 1967
  • Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p. 24

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/StartlingStories-1948jul-00009

Contents:
Chapter 1 Dream Shadows 9
Chapter 2 Witch-Girl 12
Chapter 3 Into Mystery 17
Chapter 4 Hidden Land 21
Chapter 5 Wolf Hatred 25
Chapter 6 Daring Plan 29
Chapter 7 Secret Mission 32
Chapter 8 Weird City 35
Chapter 9 Judgment of the Guardian 39
Chapter 10 Dread Metmorphosis 41
Chapter 11 Forest Danger 45
Chapter 12 Death in Anschan 48
Chapter 13 The Fight in the Palace 52
Chapter 14 Return to Doom 55
Chapter 15 The Wrath of the Clans 57
Chapter 16 The Covern of Creation 61
Chapter 17 The Day of the Brotherhood 65

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#220 Might-Have-Been, The

OPUS: #220
Title: The Might-Have-Been
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1948
Type: short story

“Our earth is, after all, only one of the countless possible Earths that might exist!”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 40, no. 3, March 1948, (Mar 1948, ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, publ. Weird Tales, $0.20, 98pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 4-15. Cover: Lee Brown Coye; Illust: Coye

ebook: http://www.unz.org/Pub/WeirdTales-1948mar-00004

OPUS#219 Transuranic

OPUS: #219
Title: Transuranic
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1948
Type: short story

“Earth’s scientists on the Moon create a new lie form and then must battle to destroy it – or else face the all-embracing inhumanity of elements beyond control!”

Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 31, no. 3, February 1948, (Feb 1948, ed. Sam Merwin, Jr., publ. Standard Magazines, Inc., $0.15, 116pp, Pulp, magazine) , pp. 72-83.  Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: Astarita
  • 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/ThrillingWonder-1948feb-00072

OPUS#218 Serpent Princess

OPUS: #218
Title: Serpent Princess
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1948
Type: novelette

“A place dedicated to death is unwholesome for the living until they, too, join the restless legions of the Beyond” – TOC
“A hidden temple full of people dead thousands of years should make an archaeologist’s life – yet it might mean his death!”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 40, no. 2, January 1948, (Jan 1948, ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, publ. Weird Tales, $0.20, 100pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 6-20. Cover: Boris Dolgov; Illust: Coye
  • 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-1948jan-00006

OPUS#217 Star Kings, The [SK#1]

OPUS: #217
Title: The Star Kings
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1949
Type: NOVEL
Series: Star Kings
Series Number: 1

“It’s certainly glamorous to be called a “King of the stars,” but when you get right down to it, it’s the hardest title to maintain in the universe!”

「『スター・キング』で、一九四七年九月号に掲載された。このスペース・オペラは、一九三九年五月にスタートリング・ストリーズ誌上に発表された短めの長編「火星の囚人」”The Prisoner of Mars”の中ですでに利用したシチュエーションの焼き直しであった。(中略)ハミルトンの膨大な作品群の中で、このスペースオペラ叙事詩を大量生産尾の作品だと考えたなら、それは間違いであろう。ハミルトンが同じテーマを二度も取り上げ、『スター・キング』が一九四九年にハード・カヴァーの単行本として刊行される(当時としてはきわめて稀なことだった)栄誉にあずかった事実は、著者はこのテーマに対して抱いた関心のほどを示すと同時に、この小説の質のほどをも示している。 – ジャック・サドゥール著; 鹿島茂,鈴木秀治訳『現代SFの歴史』(早川書房, 1984.12) p. 187-188

「豪華スペースオペラの登場である。すでに百万語ものスペースオペラを書いてきたハミルトンは、それを芸術の域にまで磨きあげていた。スミスやウィリアムスンの品格と奥行こそないが、この作品は超弩級の冒険潭で、バローズのスタイルに近いものだった。(中略)読者からの反応は上々だったが、この作品は、パーマ配下のサイエンス・フィクションが、彼の就任以来、一歩も進歩していないことを示していた」 – 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. 227-228

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 21, no. 9, September 1947, (Sep 1947, ed. Raymond A. Palmer, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.25, 180pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 8-43.  Cover: Malcolm Smith; Ill. by Malcolm Smith
  • The Star Kings, (Oct 1949, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Frederick Fell, $2.50, 262pp, hc)
  • Beyond the Moon, (Sep 1950, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Signet / New American Library, #812, $0.25, 167pp, pb) Cover: Stanley Meltzoff
  • The Star Kings, (1951, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Museum Press, 8/6, 219pp, hc)
  • Two Complete Science-Adventure Books, Spring 1951, (Apr 1951, ed. Jerome Bixby, publ. Wings Publishing Co, Inc., $0.25, 148pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Allen Anderson
  • Beond the Moon, The Bombay Chronicle [Indian], (October 27, 1954, p. 5-????) *Serialized
  • The Star Kings, (Aug 1967, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Paperback Library, #53-538, $0.60, 190pp, pb) Cover: Jack Gaughan
  • The Star Kings, (Nov 1970, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Paperback Library, #64-472, $0.75, 190pp, pb)
  • The Star Kings, (Sep 1975, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Warner Books, 0-446-76942-8, $1.25, 190pp, pb) Cover: FMA
  • The Star Kings, (Nov 1981, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Warner Books, 0-446-30109-4, $2.25, 190pp, pb)
  • 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
  • The Star Kings, (Feb 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, 1-4191-8343-5, $4.00, ebook)
  • The Eric John Stark Saga, (Feb 2008, Leigh Brackett, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, $20.00, ebook, omni)

Reviews:

  • Review by uncredited (1949) in The Arkham Sampler, Autumn 1949
  • Review by The Editor (1950) in Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1950
  • Review by P. Schuyler Miller (1950) in Astounding Science Fiction, December 1950
  • Review by Robert W. Lowndes (1951) in Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories, May 1951
  • Review by Joseph H. Crawford, Jr. and James J. Donahue and Donald M. Grant (1953) in ‘333’: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel
  • Review by Frederick Patten (1975) in Delap’s F & SF Review, October 1975

 

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