Starcombers, The

Starcombers, The

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Armchair Fiction & Music; First Ed Thus edition (June 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612870996
ISBN-13: 978-1612870991
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
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Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel is another “can’t-put-it-down” gem by Edmond Hamilton, “The Starcombers.” There were immense fortunes to be had on a dying world, but Sam Fletcher was a spaceman near the end of his rope. He had signed on with Harry Axe’s fleet and hated himself for doing so. They were just a bunch of greedy space scavengers. They took the dead dreams of ancient races and sold them for junk. And a love-hate relationship with Harry’s sultry wife didn’t make things any better. That all changed, though, after they stumbled upon this black, sunless world filled with priceless alien artifacts. It was there that a bitter confrontation with a dying alien race, and a fight to the death with some of the most horrible space monsters imaginable, taught Sam Fletcher which dreams were really worth dying for. The second novel is from the man who gave us “This Island Earth,” Raymond F. Jones. “The Year When Stardust Fell” is an engaging sci-fi thriller about an Earth in peril. Mayfield was the typical college town. Nothing too unusual ever happened there until a mysterious comet was suddenly observed by the scientists on College Hill. And then one day the modified engine on Ken Maddox’s car began overheating mysteriously. By morning it didn’t run at all. Art’s Garage, local headquarters for hot-rodders, was soon so full of cars that wouldn’t run, that Ken’s science club began working in the garage after school. It didn’t take long for the club to discover that all the moving parts on these stalled cars had fused together. Soon all machinery had stopped in Mayfield. There was no longer any light or power anywhere. This mysterious creeping paralysis was spreading. The copper-yellow glow of the comet seemed to have brought the whole world to a grinding halt. Finally man was left with only a few primitive tools in this startling and thought-provoking tale that shows how human nature might react to catastrophe.

Sinister Invasion, The

Sinister Invasion, The

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Armchair Fiction & Music (May 23, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612871445
ISBN-13: 978-1612871448
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches

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Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel, “The Sinister Invasion” is an exciting adventure classic by one of the science fiction genre’s most beloved authors, Edmond Hamilton. It was strange…how easy it was to step right out of your own life, right out of the familiar Earth you’d always known, and into a cosmic mystery! That’s what happened to Ross Birrel, and it all started by opening the door to his own apartment! He soon found himself in the role of a most unlikely undercover agent—an agent with one specific purpose: to uncover an alien spy ring right here on Earth. Only it wasn’t that simple, and Birrel soon discovered there was an alien threat far more sinister than anyone on Earth could have imagined. But the key to the mystery depended on whether or not he could trust a female alien—a beautiful woman from beyond the stars who might be a friend to Earth…or its worst enemy. The second novel is “Operation Terror” by sci-fi great Murray Leinster. The radar complex had picked up the strange object in space just as it neared the Earth’s surface. It was described as “an object of considerable size.” The impact of its landing at Boulder Lake Park, Colorado was felt on every seismograph around the world. Then, the first reports began to trickle in: there were “creatures” on board—creatures who soon left their ship and began exploring the area…Where was the ship from, and what was the quest of the strange visitors—these visitors who were armed with a terrifying paralysis ray that blinded its victims, filling their nostrils with a reptilian odor of the jungle? Only one man in the area could hope to solve the mystery of these aliens—aliens who had come to call Earth “theirs.”

Ship from Infinity, The

Ship from Infinity, The

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Armchair Fiction & Music (October 2, 2011)
Series: D33
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161287049X
ISBN-13: 978-1612870496
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches

Armchair Fiction presents extra large paperback editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel, “The Ship from Infinity,” is a wonderful deep space thriller. What were the secrets of the “death ship?” Deep in the void it lurked, a mysterious giant of metal, shaped into a vessel so vast it was beyond belief. And those who saw it—died! But the inner treasures and technological secrets of this massive, dead spaceship were thought to be worth incalculable wealth, and an alliance of space salvagers would take any risk to lay first claim on her—even at the cost of their lives. This terrific Edmond Hamilton tale is a true forgotten gem, filled with the kind of action and intrigue that made him one of the most beloved science fiction authors of the 20th Century. The second novel is “Takeoff.” Next stop…the moon! Out in the remote California desert Mike Novak was sitting on a powder keg. He was working on the biggest thing since the atom bomb! Hired to build a mock-up fuel tank for a mock-up spaceship, Mike discovered he was looking at a design that could actually work! A design that would soon turn his life upside down. Here is a wildly exciting story torn from newspaper headlines—the story of man’s first triumphant step into outer space. It is an unforgettable, nerve-clenching novel of the first moon-rocket and the men who dared to build it—told by one of the great masters of science fiction…C. M. Kornbluth.

The Other Side of the Moon

The Other Side of the Moon

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Armchair Fiction & Music (January 21, 2014)
Series: D116
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612871828
ISBN-13: 978-1612871820
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches

Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel is“The Other Side of the Moon” by one of science fiction’s all time greats, Edmond Hamilton. It was literally an invasion from the dark side… As a team of geologists explored deep in the Yucatan jungle, they found themselves near the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple. It was an amazing sight. But what they didn’t understand about these crumbling ruins was that they were also the site of an ancient alien spaceport—a spaceport that was still active. They soon found themselves attacked by alien raiders from the dark side of the moon! One of the geologists, Richard Carson, had hidden in the shadows, barely escaping with his life. He watched, horrified, as his colleagues were all horribly slain, with one lone survivor, Dr. Howland, being taken prisoner by the alien beasts. Howland then found himself with a one-way ticket back to the moon, where a lost race of turtle-like moon beings planned the eventual conquest of the Earth, a planet they had once ruled, eons in the past. The second novel is “Secret Invasion” by veteran sci-fi author, Walter Kubilius. Could the Martian invasion be stopped? There was no question that the Martians wanted to annihilate the entire human race. After all, had Earth not totally devastated their planet over two hundred years earlier? And the Martians, though practically immortal, were nevertheless a dying breed, unable to procreate their own race. So the Martians, thirsting for revenge and in need of a new home, launched an insidious invasion—not fought with giant machines of war, but with a new method that seemed to transform loyal Earthmen into raving traitors. These traitors were called “Suspects” and it was the job of Earth’s security force, Public Defense, to ferret them out and eliminate them. The problem was that no one on Earth really understood the enormity of the problem. Yet Earth had the power to wipe out the entire Martian race by simply pushing a button. The question was—would they have the courage to actually push it?

Legion of Lazarus

Legion of Lazarus

Publisher: Armchair Fiction & Music, August 9, 2011
Pagination: 216 pages ; 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
Series: Two complete novels : Armchair Fiction ; AF D24
ISBN-10: 1612870457
ISBN-13: 978-1612870458

Armchair Fiction presents extra large paperback editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel, “Legion of Lazarus,” is a grand sci-fi adventure by none other than Edmond Hamilton, author of “The Star Kings.” There was a new way of executing criminals. No longer did they strap a condemned man into a chair and shoot a lethal electric charge through his body. No, this was the future. And being expelled from an air lock into deep space was the legal method of execution. But it was also the only way a man could qualify for…”The Legion.” The second novel, “Star Hunter,” written by Andre Norton, is an exciting depiction of an interplanetary safari. This was going to be a hunting party, but what were they really sent to find? Somewhere in that other world jungle…a man was planted.

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The Star Kings (SK#1)

The Star Kings

Publisher: Armchair Fiction & Music, September 22, 2012
Pagination: 200 p. ; 8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
Series: Science Fiction Classics : Armchair Fiction ; AF C25
ISBN-10: 1612871224
ISBN-13: 978-1612871226

Armchair fiction presents extra large paperback editions of the best in classic science fiction novels. “The Star Kings,” written by Edmond Hamilton, is an all-time great sci-fi classic. Young, restless, and dissatisfied with his ever monotonous insurance job, John Gordon discovered a way of traveling through time! And when he arrived in the strange world of tomorrow, Gordon found himself in the middle of a titanic interplanetary war—and he was the one man in the universe who held the key to final victory… His adventures on other planets, his strange love affair with the beautiful Lianna, and his single-handed battle against the invading legions of the “Dark Worlds” all add up to an exciting adventure classic by one of the science fiction genre’s most beloved authors, Edmond Hamilton.

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Treasure on Thunder Moon

Treasure on Thunder Moon

Publisher: Armchair Fiction, 2013.01.29
Pagination: 200 p. ; 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
Series: Two complete novels : Armchair Fiction ; AF D86
Price: $12.95
ISBN-10: 1612870457
ISBN-13: 978-1612870458
Note: Bound with: Trail of the Astrogar / Henry Hasse

Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel is “Treasure on Thunder Moon,” another fine tale by Edmond Hamilton. John North was through as a space pilot and he knew it. He’d been told that at age 37 he was too old to fly anymore. His strength and his reflexes just weren’t what they used to be. However, when a fluke opportunity raised its head, he and his aging space veteran friends found themselves hurtling into the void again. But it wasn’t aboard a luxury space liner or an interplanetary freighter—no. It was a treasure hunt to Oberon, one of the larger moons orbiting faraway Uranus. Oberon was known as “Thunder Moon,” and few men had ever landed on its surface and returned to tell about it. But a small cache of the most valuable substance in the Solar System lay hidden there. Unfortunately, Thunder Moon was the hell of the Solar System. And these men had to brave it in a condemned wreck. The second novel deals with terror from deep space in “Trail of the Astrogar,” by Henry Hasse. The freighter Astrogar had disappeared somewhere in the void, seemingly without a trace. Then she was found free-floating in deep space, terribly damaged, but not as damaged as the mind of the spaceman who was found inside her. He tried to tell of a dreadful, impending menace…one that could possibly destroy whole worlds! No one believed him except his daughter. She went to the dregs of the space planes to find the answers she sought and to prove her father was more than a raving madman. She soon found Curt Vaughn, and with him a giant Venusian. Together they set out to solve a deep space mystery—the solution to which might hold dire consequences for the entire Solar System…

 

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OPUS#143 Armies from the Past [ED#2]

OPUS: #143
Title: Armies from the Past
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1939
Type: novelette
Series: Eathan Drew (ED)
Series number: #2

“An exciting story of time-travel and a world enslaved!”–TOC
“A weird-scientific tale of adventure, and the clash of armed men – an exciting story of time-travel and a world enslaved – a narrative of our planet two million years hence”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 33, No. 4, April 1939, (Apr 1939, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Weird Tales, $0.25, 164pp, Pulp, magazine), pp. 61-82. Cover: Virgil Finlay; Illust: Delay
  • Lost Fantasies 6, (1977, ed. Robert Weinberg, publ. Robert Weinberg (Lost Fantasies #6), $5.00, 96pp, tp, anth) Cover: Marcus Boas

ebook: http://www.pulpmags.org/PDFs/WT_1939_04/index.html
ebook: https://archive.org/details/wt_1939_04

OPUS#028 Sun People, The [IP#6]

OPUS: #028
Title: The Sun People
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1930
Type: novelette
Series: Interstellar Patrol
Series Number: 6

“The great octopus-like Vegan had gripped the square’s edge firmly with his mighty tentacles.”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 15, no. 5, May 1930, (May 1930, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: C. C. Senf; Illust: Senf
  • 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

OPUS#026 Plant Revolt, The

OPUS: #026
Title: The Plant Revolt
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1930
Type: novelette

“The street was full from end to end with hundreds of slow-crawling plant masses.”

Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 15, no. 4, April 1930, (Apr 1930, ed. Farnsworth Wright, publ. Popular Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago, IL, $0.25, 144pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Hugh Rankin; Illust: Rankin
  • The Earth in Peril / Who Speaks of Conquest?, (1957, Lan Wright, Donald A. Wollheim, publ. Ace (Ace Double #D-205), #D-205, $0.35, 158+160pp, pb, omni) Cover: Ed Emshwiller , Stanley Metzoff
  • 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 (1991) in Science Fiction: The Early Years