Edmond Hamiton & Leigh Brackett Day 2010

Edmond Hamiton & Leigh Brackett Day 2010 : October 16, 2010

Introduction: Don Sutton
Editor: Stephen Haffner
Publisher: Haffner Press, 2010
Pagination: 67 p.
NOTE: Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Kinsman Historical Society
ISBN: 9781893887503

Contents:
Introduction / Don Sutton
The Veil of Astellar / Leigh Brackett
What’s It Like Out There? / Edmond Hamilton

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The Best of Edmond Hamilton (Garland)

The Best of Edmond Hamilton / ed. by Leigh Brackett

New York : Garland, 1983. –
xviii, 381 p. ; cm.
Reprint of 1977 ed. (Ballantine); LCCN: 81-47372

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 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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The Best of Edmond Hamilton (Reprint)

The Best of Edmond Hamilton Paperback
by Edmond Hamilton (Author) , Leigh Brackett (Editor)

Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Phoenix Pick (November 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1604504897
ISBN-13: 978-1604504897
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.9 x 5.9 inches

Contents:
ii • Fifty Years of Wonder • (1977) • essay by Leigh Brackett
19 • The Monster-God of Mamurth • (1926) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
32 • The Man Who Evolved • (1931) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
48 • A Conquest of Two Worlds • (1932) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
76 • The Island of Unreason • (1933) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
93 • Thundering Worlds • (1934) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
119 • The Man Who Returned • (1934) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
132 • The Accursed Galaxy • (1935) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
149 • In the World’s Dusk • (1936) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
160 • Child of the Winds • (1936) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
178 • The Seeds from Outside • (1937) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
183 • Fessenden’s Worlds • (1937) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
196 • Easy Money • (1938) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
210 • He That Hath Wings • (1938) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
232 • Exile • (1943) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
237 • Day of Judgment • (1946) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
250 • Alien Earth • (1949) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
274 • What’s It Like Out There? • (1952) • novelette by Edmond Hamilton
295 • Requiem • (1962) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
312 • After a Judgement Day • (1963) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
323 • The Pro • (1964) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
334 • Castaway • (1969) • shortstory by Edmond Hamilton
341 • Afterword (The Best of Edmond Hamilton) • (1977)
• essay by Edmond Hamilton

Here is a collection of some of the finest short fiction penned by one of “fathers” of modern science fiction.
These stories were selected (and edited) by his wife Leigh Brackett, an author and a screenwriter. Her screen-writing credits include works on such films as The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, The Long Goodbye and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
This collection spans nearly half a century of Edmond Hamilton’s work and was selected from a repository of hundreds of stories that he had written over that period.

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Com'era Lassù (What's It Like Out There?)

Com’era Lassù (What’s It Like Out There?)

Translator: Annamaria Valente
Cover art: Karel Thole
in: Com’era Lassù e Altri Racconti, Mondadori, 1964.9.6, 128 p. – (Urania ; 348)

Una ventina di anni fa, Edmond Hamilton, specialista in avventure galattiche libere da ogni preoccupazione di verosimiglianza, si provò a scrivere una storia completamente diversa. La scrisse, e s la vide respingere da tutte le riviste a cui l’offrì. “Troppo crudele” gli dissero. “Al pubblico non piacerebbe”. Pubblicato oggi, dopo un lungo soggiorno in un cassetto, “Com’era lassù” è stato accolto come un piccolo gioiello della letteratura fantascientifica; Urania è lieta di offrirlo ai suoi lettori in una cornice d’eccezione, che comprende, fra l’altro, una paradossale “variante” sul viaggio di Colombo verso le Indie, una memorabile figura di capitano spaziale, e una ipotesi sul mondo degli impiegati, che non mancherà di far venire i brividi a quanti lavorano in ufficio.

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Como é Aquilo Por Lá? (What's It Like Out There?)

Como é Aquilo Por Lá? (What’s It Like Out There?)

Translator: Mário Camarinha, Edgar Moreira, José Laurenio de Melo, and Norah
in: Ficção Científica para Quem Não Gosta de Ficção Científica, T. Carr,
O Cruzeiro, 1969, 181 p. – (Galáxia 2000)

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Contents:
Arthur C. clarke – A estrela
Ray Bradbury – o reboar do trovão
Robert A. Heinlein – O ano do cataclismo
H. L. Gold – O homem e a linguagem
William H. Shiras – Escondendo-se
Damon Knight – e a porta fechou-se lentamente
Avram Davidson – O amor chamava
Frederic Brown – a Arma
Edmond Hamilton – Como é aquilo por lá