OPUS#023 Space Visitors, The

NOTE: #023
Title: The Space Visitors
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1930
Type: short story
Variant titles: The Space Beings
“The colossal scoop had descended lightning-like out of the skies at dusk, and with incredible swiftness had cut a vast lane of destruction through the city. It glittered strangely as though composed of an unknown metal.”
“A real gem of a classic by the old master about space fishermen who come trawling their nets for humanity, reprinted from Air Wonder Stories, March, 1930” – Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p. 45
Publications:

  • Air Wonder Stories, Vol. 1, no. 9, March 1930, (Mar 1930, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publishing Corporation, $0.25, 100pp, large pulp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; illustrated by Frank R. Paul
  • “The Space Beings,” Tales of Wonder, #5, (1938, ed. Walter H. Gillings, publ. World’s Work, 1/-, 128pp, magazine) Cover: W. J. Roberts; illustrated by Frank R. Paul
  • Startling Stories, Vol. 2, no. 2, September 1939, (Sep 1939, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Alex Schomburg
  • 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 (1998) in Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years

ebook:

ebook: https://archive.org/details/Air_Wonder_Stories_v01n09_1930-03

OPUS#024 Evans of the Earth-Guard

OPUS: #024
Title: Evans of the Earth-Guard
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1930
Type: short story
“The grim black rocket, whirling and dipping with an astounding swiftness, was endeavoring to bring the twisting little craft into the lines of its guns.”
“Evans of the Earth Guard,” by Edmond Hamilton, is a story in which we learn some of the problems that man will face if communication is ever established with the moon, and commerce with lunar cities is ever started. He shows how, in the future, we will have to have an “earth guard” to protect commerce and transportation between the earth and its satellites. — Popular Mechanics Magazine, vol. 53 no. 4, April 1930, p. 168.

Publications:

  • Air Wonder Stories, Vol. 1, no. 10, April 1930, (Apr 1930, ed. Hugo Gernsback, publ. Stellar Publications, $0.25, 96pp, magazine) Cover: Frank R. Paul; illustrated by Lumen Winter.

Reviews:

  • Review by Everett F. Bleiler (1998) in Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years

ebook:

ebook: https://archive.org/details/Air_Wonder_Stories_v01n10_1930-04

OPUS#118 Death Comes in Glass (GH#2)

OPUS: #118
Title: Death Comes in Glass
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1937
Type: short story
Publication:

  • Thrilling Detective [v25 #1, September 1937] (10¢, pulp), pp. 54-61.

OPUS#274 Castaway

OPUS: #274
Title: Castaway
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1969
Type: short story
Publications:

  • The Man Who Called Himself Poe, (1969, ed. Sam Moskowitz, publ. Doubleday, 0-385-08537-0, $4.95, xvi+244pp, hc, anth) Cover: Milton Glaser
  • A Man Called Poe: Stories in the Vein of Edgar Allan Poe, (1972, ed. Sam Moskowitz, publ. Sphere, pb, anth)
  • What’s It Like Out There? and Other Stories, (1974, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Ace, #88065, $0.95, 320pp, pb, coll)
  • 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
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)

OPUS#267 Pro, The

OPUS: #267
Title: The Pro
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1964
Type: short story
Publications:

  • The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Vol. 27, no. 4, October 1964, (Oct 1964, ed. Avram Davidson, publ. Mercury Press, Inc., $0.40, 132pp, Digest, magazine), pp. pp. 21-32. Cover: Chesley Bonestell
  • Great Science Fiction Stories About the Moon, (1967, ed. T. E. Dikty, publ. Frederick Fell, 221pp, hc, anth)
  • 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
  • Inside the Funhouse: 17 Sf Stories About SF, (Aug 1992, ed. Mike Resnick, publ. AvoNova, 0-380-76643-4, $4.99, 246pp, pb, anth) Cover: Tim O’Brien
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)

ebook: https://archive.org/details/The_Magazine_of_Fantasy_and_Science_Fiction_v27n04_1964-10.Mercury

OPUS#265 After a Judgement Day

OPUS: #265
Title: After a Judgement Day
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1963
Type: short story
“Not to look at Earth, was the main thing. It was such a natural thing to do, to lean back in your chair and look up through the ceiling window and see the gray-and-bluish globe of Earth spinning away there against the blackness and the stars. But if you started looking, pretty soon you were remembering, and there was no use remembering now, no use at all.”

Publications:

  • Fantastic Stories of Imagination, Vol. 12, no. 12, December 1963, (Dec 1963, ed. Cele Goldsmith, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.50, 132pp, Digest, magazine) Cover: Paul E. Wenzel; Ill : Finlay
  • Thrilling Science Fiction, October 1972, (Oct 1972, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., #ICD 08830, $0.60, 132pp, digest, magazine), pp. 92-103.
  • 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
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)

OPUS#264 Babylon in the Sky

OPUS: #264
Title: Babylon in the Sky
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1963
Type: short story
“The monstrous cities orbiting overhead mocked the earthbound humans. Hobie wanted to reach out there and pull one down and smash it.”

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 37, no. 6, March 1963, (Mar 1963, ed. Cele Goldsmith, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.35, 132pp, Digest, magazine), pp. 6-21.  Cover: Lloyd Birmingham; illustrated by Birmingham
  • Great Science Fiction, No. 8, Fall 1967, (1967, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 132pp, digest, magazine) Cover: Leo Summers

ebook: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n5dQZQgbQg17S5NQnK5JysIHgbarJgvA

OPUS#263 Sunfire!

OPUS: #263
Title: Sunfire!
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1962
Type: short story
“He was a walking in the pine grove, with the resinous smell of the trees in his mostrils. Once he had met a smell vaguely like it, far away from Earth. Forget about that, a voice said in his mind, but he would never forget.”
“Hamilton had a resurgence in the magazine with a handful of superb tales, including ‘Sunfire!’ (Amazing, September 1962), about sentient energy life on Mercury.” – Ashley, Mike, Transformations : the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1950 to 1970, Liverpool University Press, 2005, p. 227.
「水星に棲む有知覚のエネルギー生命を扱った」 – マイク・アシュリー著 ; 牧眞司訳『SF雑誌の歴史:黄金期そして革命』(東京創元社, 2015)p. 288.

Publications:

  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 36, no. 9, September 1962, (Sep 1962, ed. Cele Goldsmith, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.35, 132pp, Digest, magazine), pp. 6-20.  Cover: Lloyd Birmingham; Illust : Finlay
  • The Best of Amazing, (1967, ed. Joseph Ross, publ. Doubleday, hc, anth)
  • The Best of Amazing, (1968, ed. Joseph Ross, publ. Robert Hale, 0-7091-0461-8, 224pp, hc, anth)
  • The Best of Amazing, (1969, ed. Joseph Ross, publ. Belmont, #B75-1017, $0.75, 192pp, pb, anth)
  • Thrilling Science Fiction, February 1973, (Feb 1973, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.60, 132pp, digest, magazine) Cover: Ron Walotsky
  • What’s It Like Out There? and Other Stories, (1974, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Ace, #88065, $0.95, 320pp, pb, coll)
  • Amazing Stories, August 1979, (Aug 1979, ed. Omar Gohagen, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., #ISSN: 0164-7687, $1.50, 132pp, Digest, magazine) Cover: Elinor Mavor
  • Science Fiction Gems, Volume Six, (2013, comp. Gregory Luce, publ. Armchair Fiction & Music, #AF-G11)

ebook: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nu9U0q2MY1nUK4TzVBBG1g2nlRB-dayn

OPUS#261 Requiem

OPUS: #261
Title: Requiem
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1962
Type: short story
Publications:

  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 36, no. 4, April 1962, (Apr 1962, ed. Cele Goldsmith, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.35, 148pp, Digest, magazine), pp. 28-45. Cover: Lloyd Birmingham; Illust : Summers
  • Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction, No. 7 (1965, ed. Sam Moskowitz, publ. World Publishing Co., $6.00, 518pp, hc, anth)   Illust : Summers
  • The Most Thrilling Science Fiction Ever Told, No. 7, Winter 1967, (1967, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 132pp, digest, magazine)
  • The Vortex Blasters and Other Stories, (1968, ed. Sam Moskowitz, publ. Macfadden-Bartell, #60-325, $0.60, 144pp, pb, anth) *derivative anthology
  • The Learning Maze and Other Science Fiction, (1974, ed. Roger Elwood, publ. Julian Messner, 0-671-32661-9, $6.95, 191pp, hc, anth)
  • Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction, (1974, ed. Sam Moskowitz, publ. Hyperion Press, 0-88355-126-8, 518pp, hc, anth)
  • Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction, (1974, ed. Sam Moskowitz, publ. Hyperion Press, 0-88355-155-1, $4.95, 518pp, hc, anth)
  • 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
  • Catastrophes!, (Jul 1981, ed. Charles G. Waugh, Martin Harry Greenberg, Isaac Asimov, publ. Fawcett Crest, 0-449-24425-3, $2.50, 413pp, pb, anth) Cover: John Berkey
  • Amazing Stories: 60 Years of the Best Science Fiction, (Jul 1985, ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg, publ. TSR, 0-88038-216-3, $7.95, 255pp, tp, anth)
  • The Best of Edmond Hamilton, (Nov 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Phoenix Pick, 978-1-60450-489-7, $14.99, 348pp, tp, coll)

ebook: https://archive.org/details/Requiem_35