Doomstar (Belmont 197904)

Doomstar

Detroit : Tower, 1979.04. –
158 p. ; 18 cm. – (Belmont-Tower ; 51336) ISBN: 0-505-51336-6
Cover: Attila Hejja
Note: Title was published in April, 1979 according to Locus #221 (May 1979).
Note: Copyright © MCMLXVI by Edmond Hamilton.
Note: Cover artist taken from signature. Cover art copyright 1978. “Attila Hejja ©7?” at bottom left front cover.

“Somewhere in the universe was a device that could change a sun into a deadly weapon!” — Cover

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The Best of Edmond Hamilton (Ballantine)

The Best of Edmond Hamilton / ed. by Leigh Brackett

New York : Ballantine Books, 1977.8. –
xviii, 381 p. ; 18 cm. – (A Del Rey Book ; 25900)
LCCN: 77-574; ISBN: 0-345-25900-9
Cover: Van Dongen

Contents:
• Fifty Years of Wonder • (1977) • essay by Leigh Brackett
• The Monster-God of Mamurth • (1926) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• The Man Who Evolved • (1931) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• A Conquest of Two Worlds • (1932) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• The Island of Unreason • (1933) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Thundering Worlds • (1934) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• The Man Who Returned • (1934) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• The Accursed Galaxy • (1935) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• In the World’s Dusk • (1936) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Child of the Winds • (1936) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• The Seeds from Outside • (1937) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Fessenden’s Worlds • (1937) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Easy Money • (1938) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• He That Hath Wings • (1938) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• Exile • (1943) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Day of Judgment • (1946) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Alien Earth • (1949) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• What’s It Like Out There? • (1952) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• Requiem • (1962) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• After a Judgement Day • (1963) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• The Pro • (1964) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Castaway • (1969) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Afterword (The Best of Edmond Hamilton) • (1977)
• essay by Edmond Hamilton

The Grandeur of Edmond Hamilton
These 21 superb stories display the full cosmic scope of a writer whose epics of galactic adventure on the heroic scale have enthralled generations of science fiction readers with their conflicts of men, strange beings, and entire planets.
“Thundering Worlds”
Fleeing a dying sun, mankind set out across space — not in starships but in an incredible armada made up of the very planets of the solar system!
“The Man Who Evolved”
He harnessed the energy of the Universe to reach man’s next, godlike stage — and them took the step after that.
“In the World’s Dusk”
The last survivor of the human race brought back the dead to people Earth — and, when that failed, tried an even more desperate way of making his planet live again.
“Exile”
He created a barbaric, nightmarish world — and then he had to live in it!
“Day of Judgment”
The last man and the last woman returned to Earth — to face a jury with a million-year grievance to avenge!
Plus the unforgettable “Requiem,” and fifteen other unique tales alive with a surging sense of wonder.

 

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Book Review:

  • “The Best Of Edmond Hamilton,” in: Booklist 1 Nov. 1977, p. 462
  • “The Best Of Edmond Hamilton,” in: Publishers Weekly 4 July 1977, p. 74.
  • Stephensen-Payne, Phil, in: Paperback Parlour, Apr 1978

The Best of Edmond Hamilton (Book Club Edition)

The Best of Edmond Hamilton / ed. by Leigh Brackett

Garden City, NY : N. Doubleday, 1977.4. –
xvii, 334 p. ; 22 cm. – (Book Club Edition ; 1561) LCCN: 77-155163
Cover: Don Maitz

Contents:
• Fifty Years of Wonder • (1977) • essay by Leigh Brackett
• The Monster-God of Mamurth • (1926) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• The Man Who Evolved • (1931) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• A Conquest of Two Worlds • (1932) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• The Island of Unreason • (1933) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Thundering Worlds • (1934) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• The Man Who Returned • (1934) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• The Accursed Galaxy • (1935) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• In the World’s Dusk • (1936) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Child of the Winds • (1936) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• The Seeds from Outside • (1937) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Fessenden’s Worlds • (1937) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Easy Money • (1938) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• He That Hath Wings • (1938) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• Exile • (1943) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Day of Judgment • (1946) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Alien Earth • (1949) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• What’s It Like Out There? • (1952) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
• Requiem • (1962) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• After a Judgement Day • (1963) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• The Pro • (1964) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Castaway • (1969) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
• Afterword (The Best of Edmond Hamilton) • (1977)  • essay by Edmond Hamilton

High Adventure, heroism and great storytelling!
Edmond Hamilton’s remarkable career as a science fiction author spans half a century and is still going strong. His first story, “The Monster-God of Mamurth,” appeared in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales and foreshadowed what was to become Hamilton’s trademark for years to come: the action-adventure story, strong on suspense and atmosphere, spiced with a delight in the alien and the strange. It was “World-Wrecker” Edmond Hamilton who, more than anybody, opened up the far horizons of science fiction, taking it beyond Earth out to the farthest stars, and still onward to other mysterious unexplored universes.
This mind-expanding collection, edited with an introduction by SF author Leigh Brackett (Hamilton’s wife), presents 21 of his fines works from that earliest 1926 story, through Hamilton’s acclaimed modern day writings. Some of the tales includes:
“The Man Who Returned.” A medical miracle brings John Woodford back from the dead. But there’s little happiness in store for him or his loved ones once he leaves the peace and safety of his crypt ….
“The Seeds from Outside.” Strange alien seeds take root on a hillside and begin growing into human-like creatures – one male, the other female. A roving artist discovers them and falls madly in love with the feminine plant … only to find he’s barking up the wrong tree!
“He That Hath Wings.” David Rand was a normal, handsome young man in every respect – save one. He was born with wings. Having grown up in isolation, his finally had to face the desperate choice of amputating his wings to live with society or soaring on the winds and living forever alone.
“Easy Money.” What are the consequences of beaming a professional prize fighter halfway across the galaxy to a planet of crazed little aliens? Old Dr. Murtha found out when slightly punchy Slugger Martin volunteered for the not-so-easy money.
“In the World’s Dusk.” The last man on Earth tries determinedly to find some company. He puts life into corpses, but they are just walking dead. He snatches people from the past, but the time voyage destroys their minds. Finally there’s only one thing left to do, but is it worth the fire price of failure?
Bound to excite and stir the imagination. THE BEST OF EDMOND HAMILTON is a fitting testimonial to one of science fiction’s founding fathers.

Book Reviews:

  • Analog. 97(8):170-172. August 1977. (L. del Rey)
  • A Book of Weird Tales. 74(5):462. November 1, 1977. (D. Miller)
  • Booklist. 74(1):462. 1977.
  • Kliatt Paperback Book Guide. 12(1):13. Winter 1978. (R.B.)
  • Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. 53(5):18-20. November 1977. (Budrys)
  • Publishers Weekly. 212(1):74. July 4, 1977.
  • Science Fiction Review. 23:76-77. November 1977. (D. Schweitzer)
  • Son of WSFA Journal. 90:R7-R10. May 1978. (M. Wooster)

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What's It Like Out There? and Other Stories

What’s It Like Out There? and Other Stories

New York : Ace Books, 1974. –
320 p. ; 18 cm. – (Ace Book ; 88065) NUC: 78-64696

007 What’s It Like Out There?
033 The King of Shadows
057  Castaway
066 Serpent Princess
097 The Stars, My Brothers
144 Dreamer’s World
184 Twilight of the Gods
227 Sunfire!
245 The Inn Outside the World
262 The Watcher of the Ages
280 Transuranic
304 The Isle of the Sleeper

“12 classics bye one of science fiction’s most distinguished authors” — Cover

What’s it Like Out There?
is a collection of the best stories from Edmond Hamilton’s remarkable 40 year career of writing Science Fiction. Featuring:
The Stars, My Brother – where a scientist awakened from a century-long slumber in the depths of space had to make a choice between his own people and an alien race.
What’s It Like out There? – when Haddon returned from the expedition to Mars, everyone wanted t know what it was like … he could never let them know.
Twilight of the Gods – myth changed to reality around a man who sought to answer the mystery of his lost identity.
And many more …

Book Reviews:

  • Locus. 166:5. October 23, 1974.
  • New York Times Book Review. 10:50. 1974.
  • Publishers Weekly. 205(25):62. June 24, 1974.

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The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror (Reprint)

The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror /
with a new introduction by Gerry De La Ree

Boston : Gregg Press, 1975.6. –
ix, 256 p. ; 21 cm. – (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series)
ISBN: 0-8398-2304-5 LCCN: 75-5745

No.

Title

Page

1

The Horror on the Asteroid

9

2

The Accursed Galaxy

59

3

The Man Who Saw Everything   (The Man With the X-Ray Eyes)

99

4

The Earth-Brain

127

5

The Monster-God of Mamurth

185

6

The Man Who Evolved

219

Book Reviews:

  • Locus. 182(4). December 17, 1975. (C. Brown)
  • Science Fiction Review Monthly. 11:17. January 1976. (B. Rapoport)
  • Science Fiction Studies. 2(3):278. November 1975. (D. Mullen)

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Starwolf (SW#1, SW#2, and SW#3) UK edition

Starwolf

Cover illustration by Eddie Jones
Publisher: Hamlyn : London, July 1985
Pagination: 464 p. ; cm.
Series: Venture Science Fiction ; 5 (940030-8)
ISBN: 0099400308
Note: Paperback £2.50

The only mercy a Starwolf could expect was death…
Morgan Chane was a Starwolf – a member of the most infamous band of interstellar pirates in the galaxy. He had flown with the raiding packs, rockets screaming, to plunder the rich and slaughter the helpless.
But Morgan Chane was also a Terran, adopted as a child into the Starwolf clan. And when a quarrel erupted, Chane discovered that the Starwolves weighed his alien birth more heavily than all the years of comradeship. Now he is cast out of the clan – and running for his life.
But where, in all the galaxy, can a Starwolf expect to find refuge?

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Book review

  • Lake, Ken, Paperback Inferno, Oct 1985