OPUS#237 Starman Come Home

OPUS: #237
Title: Starman Come Home (Complete Novel)
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1954
Variant Title of: The Sun Smasher (by Edmond Hamilton )
Type: novella

“Was he Neil Banning, salesman for a New York publisher, or Kyle Valkar, hereditary ruler of the Old Empire? Rolf declared him The Valkar, and offered to prove his claim. There was only one drawback – it Rolf was wrong, the test meant death for Banning.”


  • Universe Science Fiction, No. 7, September 1954, (Sep 1954, ed. Ray Palmer, Bea Mahaffey, publ. Palmer Publications, Inc., $0.35, 132pp, Digest, magazine) Cover: Malcolm H. Smith
  • Starhaven / The Sun Smasher, (1959, Edmond Hamilton, Ivar Jorgenson, publ. Ace (Ace Double #D-351), #D-351, $0.35, 146+110pp, dos, omni) Cover: Ed Emshwiller , Ed Valigursky
  • The Sun Smasher, (Sep 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, 978-1-60282-398-3, $4.00, ebook) Cover: Doug Chaffee
  • King of Stars, (Sep 2008, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Baen, $20.00, ebook, omni) Cover: Doug Chaffee


  • Review by Hans Stefan Santesson (1959) in Fantastic Universe, July 1959
  • Review by Frederik Pohl (1959) in If, November 1959