The Metal Giants (Science Fiction Reprint)

The Metal Giants
「(SFファンである)シーゲルの文通相手の一人、ノースダコタ州ウォッシュバーンに住むカール・スワンスンは、一九三二年の早い時期をめどに、新雑誌<ギャラクシー>の発行を計画。(中略)結局、スワンスンは雑誌を出すだけの資金を調達できなかった。彼は集めた作品のうちの二篇を、謄写版の小冊子にして一九三二年末に発行する。そのうちの一冊は、エドモンド・ハミルトンの「金属の巨人」の採録だった。これがプロの作品をファンが出版した最初」 – マイク・アシュリー著; 牧眞司訳『SF雑誌の歴史 : パルプマガジンの饗宴』(東京創元社, 2004.7) p. 100
Washburn : Swanson Book, 1932 or 1933. –
35 p. ; cm. – (Science Fiction Reprint ; 1)
Note: Mimeographed; Reprinted from Weird Tales. Vol. 8, no. 6 (12-1926)

The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror

The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror
London : Philip Allan, 1936
256 p. ; 20 cm.
“Starting with the story that provides the title of the book, Edmond Hamilton presents the reader with six tales of horror, each of which has its undercurrent of science. A space-ship is wending its way from Earth to Jupiter when it runs into an uncharted meteor swarm and is smashed. The survivors get away in the life-boats and make for the nearest asteroid where they hope to remain till rescue comes. But does it come in time? A young man gets a doctor to operate on his eyes so that he can see through walls, and everything except organic matter vanishes from his sight. Is he satisfied when by lip-reading he can tell what people are saying that they do not want strangers to hear? There is included the story of and accursed Galaxy; the reader is surprised to find that he is really living on the body of a vast pulsating creature; a monster God is found inhabiting the African Desert, and finally there is an inspired tale that tells how “the mad of man’s evolution is a circular one, returning to its beginning.”

 Title  Page
1 The Horror on the Asteroid 009
2 The Accursed Galaxy 059
3 The Man Who Saw Everything   (The Man With the X-Ray Eyes) 099
4 The Earth-Brain 127
5 The Monster-God of Mamurth 185
6 The Man Who Evolved 219



  • Gillings, Walter H., in: Scientifiction : The British Fantasy Review. Vol. 1, no. 1 (January 1937), p. 12.
  • Fraser, Sir Ian, “What London is Doing and Thinking,” in: The Age, Jan. 16, 1937, p. 6.

The Star Kings (Fell) SK#1

The Star Kings
New York : F. Fell, 1949. –
262 p. ; 20 cm. – (Fell’s Science Fiction Library ; 49-11802)
Edmond Hamilton has more published science-fiction stories to his credit than any other author. The Star Kings will be hailed as his greatest work.
The Star Kings is a romance of that great age of space-travel in whose dawn we now stand. As military experimenters send rockets father up from Earth each month, and soberly plan bases on the moon and planets, the shape of a great space-traveling civilization of the future becomes more clearly defined. This story is an adventure into that future civilization – the adventure of a present-day man flung by the sorcery of science across time and space, and into a perilous whirl of intrigue and conflict between the great star-kingdoms of two thousand centuries from now.
This is escapist literature in the finest sense, the most thrilling type of delicious adventure since McCutcheon invented Graustark. Every science-fiction fan, old and new, will acclaim The Star Kings as a classic in its field.
Book Reviews:

  • Lardner, Rex, “Seven Novels of Varied Interest – Mid-Galactic: The Star Kings,” in: The New York Times Book Review, 18 Dec. 1949, p. 16.
  • Review by uncredited (1949) in The Arkham Sampler, Autumn 1949
  • Review by The Editor (1950) in Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1950
  •  Review by P. Schuyler Miller (1950) in Astounding Science Fiction, December 1950
  • Review by D. R. Smith (1950) in Science-Fantasy review, vol. 4, no.18, Spring 1950 [full text]
  • Vision of Tomorrow. 1(5):19-20. December 1950. (P. Miller)
  • Authentic Science Fiction. No.19:112. March 1952. (n.g.)
  • New Worlds Science Fiction. NO.11:95. Autumn 1951. (L.F.)
  • Thrilling Wonders Stories. 36(1):156. April 1950. (S. Merwin)
  • Super Science Stories. 6(3):98. March 1950. (F. Pohl)
  •  Review by Robert W. Lowndes (1951) in Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories, May 1951
  •  Review by Joseph H. Crawford, Jr. and James J. Donahue and Donald M. Grant (1953) in ‘333’: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel
  •  Review by Frederick Patten (1975) in Delap’s F & SF Review, October 1975