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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Godenschemering en Andere Verhalen (What's It Like Out There? and other stories)

Godenschemering en Andere Verhalen
(What’s It Like Out There? and other stories) Collection
Translator: Th. Iskra.
Publisher: Rotterdam: Scala, 1975.
Pagination: 311 p.
Series: Scala Science Fiction Reeks ; nr. 4
Godenschemering
is een verzameling van de beste verhalen uit Edmond Hamilton’s opmerkelijke, veertig-jarige loopbaan als S.F.-auteur. Bijvoorbeeld:
De Sterren, Mijn Broeders – waar een geleerde, ontwaakt uit een eeuwenlange sluimer in de diepten van de ruimte, een keus moest maken tussen zijn eigen volk en een vreemd ras.
Hoe is het daar ? – toen Haddon terugkeerde van zijn expeditie van Mars, wilde iedereen weten hoe het was…Hij kon het nimmer vertellen.
Godenschemering – waarin de mythe werkelijkheid wordt voor een man die trachtte het geheim van zijn verloren identiteit op te lossen.
En vele andere
Contents:
Hoe is het Daar? (What’s It Like Out There?)
De Konig der Schaduwen (The King of Shadows)
Uitgestoten (Castaway)
Slangenprinsess (Serpent Princess)
De Sterren, Mijn Broeders (The Stars, My Brothers)
De Wereld van een Dromer (Dreamer’s World)
Godenschemering (Twilight of the Gods)
Zonnevuur (Sunfire!)
Het Herberg Buiten de Wereld (The Inn Outside the World)
De Watcher der Tijden (The Watcher of the Ages)
Transuranië (Transuranic)
Het Eiland van de Slaper (The Isle of the Sleeper)
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La Valle degli Dei (Original Collection)

La Valle degli Dei (Original Collection)
Translator: Roberta Rambelli
Publisher: La Tribuna, 1977.8
Pagination: 148 p.
Series: Galassia ; 225
Cover artist: Giuseppe Festino
Contents:
La Valle degli Dei (The Valley of the Gods) 11-42
Il Crepuscolo degli Dei (Twilight of the Gods) 43-83
Intervista con Edmond Hamilton / a cura di Paul G. Walker 121-127
Scomparso nel febbraio di quest’anno [1977], Edmond Hamilton è giustamente considerato uno dei nomi più popolali della fantascienza americana e un autore che ha collaborato attivamente alla creazione dei modelli più classici di space opera, ma qui vogliamo ricordarlo con due esempi piuttosto particolari della sua produzione che ha coperto quasi mezzo secolo; abbiamo scelto infatti due lunghi racconti di heroic fantasy ancora inediti, per osservare Hamilton in un contesto insolito. II punto di avvio quasi comune – due individui che per vie diverse si trovano ad indossare i panni di due antiche divinità, il nordico Tyr dalla Spada e il maya Kukulcan – segue in entrambi i casi un’evoluzione parallela che trasporta le due storie sulla linea di confine fra fantasy e fantascienza propriamente detta, ottenendo il risultato di una narrazione singolare e avvincente.
Per i fans di Robert Bloch e presente anche un inedito orrorifico (Return the Sabbath), dove il magistrale autore di Psyco spiega come possano andare le cose sul set di un film del terrore… quando il primo attore è troppo pratico del mestiere, mentre per quanto riguarda la parte critica questo volume riserva una sorpresa che speriamo gradita.
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Wächter der Zeiten (Collection: What's It Like Out There?)

Wächter der Zeiten (Collection: What’s It Like Out There?)
Translator: Horst Hoffmann
Publisher: E. Pabel, 1980.5
Pagination: 148 p.
Series: Utopia Classics ; 17
Contents:
Wätcher der Zeiten (The Watcher of the Ages)
Sonnenfeuer (Sunfire!)
Meine Brueder sind die Sterne (The Stars, My Brothers)
Element 144 (Transuranic)
Götterdaemmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
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眠れる人の島 (Original Collection)

Editor/Translator: 中村融 (NAKAMURA Toru)
Translator: 市田泉(ICHIDA Izumi) *「神々の黄昏」と「邪眼の家」を担当
Publisher: 東京創元社, 2005.12.22
Pagination: 405 p. ; 16 cm
Series: 創元SF文庫 ; 637-04(SFハ-6-4)
ISBN 4-488-63704-3
内容紹介
奇想SF短編の名手ハミルトンの傑作短編集、幻想怪奇編。楽園のような孤島に漂着した男が出会った一人の美少女。彼女は、この島のすべてが〈眠れる人〉の見ている夢だという……驚愕の表題作をはじめ、太古の神殿を発掘中の一隊を襲った幻想的な事件を描く「蛇の女神」、見つめることで相手を病気にし殺すことさえできる力を持つ一族との闘い「邪眼の家」など5編を精選して収録。編者あとがき=中村融
Contents:
蛇の女神 Serpent Princess 9
眠れる人の島 The Isle of the Sleeper 59
神々の黄昏 Twilight of the Gods 87
邪眼の家 The House of the Evil Eye (DD#2) as Hugh Davidson 155
生命の湖  The Lake of Life 223
編者あとがき 幻想怪奇作家としてのハミルトン / 中村融 pp. 395-405

神々の黄昏 (Twilight of the Gods)

Translator: 田沼幸男 (TANUMA Yukio)
in: 幻想と怪奇, Vol.2, No. 6 (No. 12) (Oct. 1974) , pp. 75-105
Note: 19741001
内容紹介
スペースオペラの雄、宇宙の破壊者、キャプテン・フューチャーの生みの親 – ありとあらゆる名誉と非難を一身に集めるこの作家こそ、パルプマガジン時代の最も才能あるヒーローだったのではないだろうか。もしハミルトンがいなかったら、WT [註:ウィアード・テールズ]も、アメージングも、アスタウンディングも、あれほど血沸き肉躍る雑誌にはなり得なかったろう! ここでは、冒険ファンタシィの作家として捉えたハミルトンの一面を、最もドラマチックに表現する力編を紹介しよう。作品の素材は、アメリカ幻想怪奇小説の作家が一度は手がけたいと願う、あの勇壮広大な大叙事詩「北欧神話」なのだ!
原題は The Twilight of the Gods 出典は WT 四八年七月号。
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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