OPUS#199 Red Sun of Danger [CF#18]

OPUS: #199
Title: Red Sun of Danger
Author: Brett Sterling (Edmond Hamilton)
Year: 1945
Type: novella
Series: Captain Future
Series Number: 18
“From the archives of the mighty Ancients, Curt Newton brings back forgotten Denebian science to balk a greed-maddened schemer who seeks to loose unspeakable terror on the Universe!”

  • Startling Stories [v12 #1, Spring 1945] (15¢, 116pp, pulp, cover by Earle Bergey), pp. 11-71. Illustrated by Thomas.
  • Danger Planet, (1968, Brett Sterling, publ. Popular Library, #60-2335, $0.60, 128pp, pb) Cover: Frank Frazetta

1996 – Red Sun of Danger [vt Danger Planet] Retro Hugo Award, Novel (Nomination)

Book review:

  • Gammell, Leon L., The Annotated Guide to Startling Stories, Starmont House, 1986, p.18. “Even though Captain Future’s own magazine had been dropped from publication, the character proved so popular that other novels were still written about him and appeared from time to time in the pages of Startling Stories. I understand this one was written by Edmond Hamilton, the originator of the series, under this house pseudonym for some unknown reason or other. This novel is typical of its kind, the usual fast-paced wild adventures among the inhabitants of various alien worlds, with a hint of mystery in this one, and even vaguely Lovecraftian overtones with the temporary revival in the final chapter of the Kangas, those mighty beings who once ruled the Universe before the rise of man or even man’s immediate predecessors. Reprinted in 1968 in paperback by Popular Library as Danger Planet. “

ebook: https://archive.org/details/StartlingStoriesV12N01Spring1945