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.


  • 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.


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