OPUS#173 Star Trail to Glory [CF#6]

OPUS: #173
Title: Star Trail to Glory
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1941
Type: novel
Series: Captain Future
Series Number: 6
“Follow the Curt Newton and the Futuremen Along a Multi-Million Miles of Stellar Speedway as They Streak Around the System in There Greatest Race for Justice!”–TOC
“Follow the Futuremen Along a Multi-Million Miles of Stellar Speedway as They Streak Around the System in There Greatest Race for Justice!”

Publications:

  • Captain Future, Vol. 2, no. 3, Spring 1941, (Apr 1941, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Bergey Illust: Wesso
  • The Collected Captain Future Man of Tomorrow, Volume Two, (Dec 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 978-1-893887-40-4, $40.00, xx+707pp, hc, coll) Cover: Earle K. Bergey

OPUS#174 Magician of Mars, The [CF#7]

OPUS: #174
Title: The Magician of Mars
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1969
Type: NOVEL
Series: Captain Future
Series Number: 7
“Renegades of Nine Worlds Crush Out From Interplanetary Prison in a Weird Quest for a Phantom Treasure! Follow the Futuremen as the Greatest Feud of All Times Catapults Them into the Fifth Dimension”–TOC
“Renegades of Nine Worlds Crush Out From Interplanetary Prison in a Weird Quest for a Phantom Treasure!”

Publications:

  • Captain Future, Vol. 3, no. 1, Summer 1941, (Jul 1941, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle K. Bergey; Illust: Wesso
  • The Magician of Mars, (1969, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Popular Library, #60-2450, $0.60, 128pp, pb) Cover: Herbert J. Bruck
  • Captain Future, Summer 1941, (Jun 2009, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Adventure House, 978-1-59798-241-2, $14,95, 128pp, tp, anth) Cover: Earle K. Bergey
  • The Collected Captain Future Man of Tomorrow, Volume Two, (Dec 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 978-1-893887-40-4, $40.00, xx+707pp, hc, coll) Cover: Earle K. Bergey

ebook: https://archive.org/details/Captain_Future_v03n01_1941-Sumer

OPUS#172 Yank at Valhalla, A

OPUS: #172
Title: A Yank at Valhalla
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1950
Type: novella
Variant Titles: The Monsters of Juntonheim (1950) – Edmond Hamilton
“… American Invades a … Land That Time Forgotten … Finds a Wonder … That Is Forbidden to All Mortals!”–TOC
“The gods knew a science that was older than man … but they looked to the human intruder in order to find their salvation”
Publications:

  • Startling Stories, Vol. 5, no. 1, January 1941, (Jan 1941, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: E. K. Bergey; Illust: Wesso
  • The Monsters of Juntonheim, (1950, Edmond Hamilton, publ. World Distributors / Sydney Pemberton, 1/6, 160pp, pb)
  • Fantastic Story Magazine, Vol. 5, no. 1, January 1953, (Jan 1953, ed. Samuel Mines, publ. Best Books, Inc., $0.25, 148pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle K. Bergey
  • A Yank at Valhalla / The Sun Destroyers, (Mar 1973, Edmond Hamilton, Ross Rocklynne, publ. Ace (Ace Double #93900), #93900, $0.95, 128 + 156pp, dos, omni)
  • A Yank at Valhalla, (2003, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Renaissance E Books, 1-58873-167-7, $4.99, ebook)
  • A Yank at Valhalla, (Sep 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, 978-0-505-51336-6, $4.00, ebook)
  • King of Stars, (Sep 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, $20.00, ebook, omni) Cover: Doug Chaffee

Reviews:

  • Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p. 9. “Excellent mixture of lost race adventure and mythology. Keith Masters discovers a hitherto unexplored region at the North Pole where various prominent figures out of Norse mythology—both the malevolent giants of Jotunheim [i.e. Juntonheim] and the rugged AEsir gods of Asgard—are still alive and well, kept in a state of perpetual immortality by radiations from Muspelheim, the radioactive subterranean world directly beneath their land, from whence all life on Earth originally came. Much of the following plot concerns the escape of Loki, the Norse god of evil, in this version a brilliant but renegade AEsir scientist attempting to harness the forces of nature in order to control first Asgard and then the world, from the seemingly impregnable prison in which his fellow Asgardians have trapped him with his two horrid pets, the Fenris wolf and the Midgard serpent, terrifying monsters endowed with superior size and intelligence by their master’s scientific magic. Due to the machinations of his various allies among the Jotuns, of course, Loki does ultimately escape from his scientifically-induced imprisonment, and from then on the story’s conclusion is well-nigh inevitable. Ragnarok, Twilight of the Gods, comes, and the all-too-mortal immortals of Asgard go down to their last defeat, valiantly dragging their enemies with them into the darkness, while the subterranean world of Muspelheim disrupts into final cataclysmic destruction beneath them. Published in paperback first in 1950 as The Monsters of Jotunheim [i.e. Juntonheim] by World Distributors/Sydney Pemberton, Manchester, and then in 1973, under its original title, by Ace as part of a double novel.

ebook: BookReader

OPUS#171 Mystery Moon

OPUS: #171
Title: Mystery Moon
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1941
Type: novelette
“If there justice in the saying “life father, like son# when you are the son of a famous space pirates?”-TOC
“The lure of space travel was in Eric Rand’s veins. Somewhere out there lay the answer to his birth. Why was it forbidden to hin?”
Publications:

  • Amazing Stories, Vol. 15, no. 1, January 1941, (Jan 1941, ed. Raymond A. Palmer, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.20, 148pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: J. Allen St. John; Illust: Fuqua

ebook: https://archive.org/details/Amazing_Stories_v15n01_1941-01.Ziff-Daviscape1736

OPUS#170 Horse That Talked, The

OPUS: #170
Title: The Horse That Talked
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1941
Type: novelette
“China Boy wasn’t that kind of a horse you meet every day. He could talk, and he could drink. And as it turned out, he could do both a good deal faster than he could run”
“China Boy was a racehorse – by his own admission. But maybe China Boy was a bit inclined to boast -” TOC
Publications:

  • Fantastic Adventures, Vol. 3, no. 1, January 1941, (Jan 1941, ed. Raymond A. Palmer, publ. Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, $0.20, 148pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Harold W. McCauley; Illust : Jay Jackson

Reviews:

  • Gallagher, Edward J., The Annotated Guide to Fantastic Adventures, Starmont House, 1985, p. 15. “A financier wants to foreclose on the property of a dead scientist’s daughter because it is rich in mineral deposits. The scientist was experimenting with speech in animals, however. and left a race horse which talks and which likes alcohol. Since it is hungover, the horse must use its power of speech to win the mortgage money in a big race.”

ebook: https://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=32126

OPUS#169 Captain Future and the Seven Space Stones [CF#5]

OPUS: #169
Title: Captain Future and the Seven Space Stones
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1941
Type: novel
Series: Captain Future
Series Number: 5
“Curt Newton, Spacefarer, and the Futuremen Take Off on the Most Thrilling Treasure – Hunt of All Time in Quest of the Solar System’s Greatest Prize!”

Publications:

  • Captain Future, Vol. 2, no. 2, Winter 1941, (Jan 1941, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle K. Bergey; Illust: Wesso
  • The Collected Captain Future Man of Tomorrow, Volume Two, (Dec 2010, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 978-1-893887-40-4, $40.00, xx+707pp, hc, coll) Cover: Earle K. Bergey

ebook: https://archive.org/details/Captain_Future_V02N02_1941_Win
ebook: https://ia801608.us.archive.org/0/items/PulpMags/Captain%20Future/Captain%20Future%20V02N02%201941%20Win.pdf

OPUS#168 Gift from the Stars

OPUS: #168
Title: Gift from the Stars
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1940
Type: novelette
“Human zero” Padgett never had the nerve to fight for his rights – till the mighty science of Vega showed him how to change a decimal point of a man to an important figure!”
Publications:

  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, Vol. 18, no. 3, (December 1940, (Dec 1940, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Earle Bergey; Illust: MUR

OPUS#167 Brother to Him, A

Title: A Brother to Him
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1940
Type: short story
Publication:

  • Thrilling Detective [v38 #1, December 1940] (10¢, pulp), pp. 85-89.

OPUS#164 Triumph of Captain Future, The [CF#4]

OPUS: #164
Title: The Triumph of Captain Future
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 2009
Type: NOVEL
Series: Captain Future
Series Number: 4
“Racing to the Ringed Planet in Answer to Earth’s Clarion Call, the Wizard of Science Seeks a Forbidden Elixir of Life – and Finds the City of Eternal Youth!”

Publications:

  • Captain Future, Vol. 2, no. 1, Fall 1940, (Oct 1940, ed. Mort Weisinger, publ. Better Publications, Inc., $0.15, 132pp, PUlp, magazine) Cover: Bergey; Illust: Wesso
  • Galaxy Mission, (1969, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Popular Library, #60-2437, $0.60, 128pp, pb) Cover: Herbert J. Bruck
  • The Collected Captain Future: Wizard of Science: Volume One:, (Jul 2009, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-35-9, $40.00, xxii+723pp, hc, omni) Cover: George Rozen

OPUS#163 Sea Born

OPUS: #163
Title: Sea Born
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1940
“Strange half-child of land and water”–TOC
“Beneath the sea life death and horror for human beigns – but Eric Leigh found love and a new life”

Type: novelette
Publications:

  • Weird Tales, Vol. 35, no. 5, September 1940, (Sep 1940, ed. Dorothy McIlwraith, publ. Weird Tales, $0.15, 132pp, Pulp, magazine) Cover: Ray Quigley; Illust: Bok
  • Weird Tales (UK). No. 1, February 1942

ebook: https://archive.org/details/Weird_Tales_v35n05_1940-09