The Other Side of the Moon

The Other Side of the Moon
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Armchair Fiction & Music (January 21, 2014)
Series: D116
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612871828
ISBN-13: 978-1612871820
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
Armchair Fiction presents extra large editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel is“The Other Side of the Moon” by one of science fiction’s all time greats, Edmond Hamilton. It was literally an invasion from the dark side… As a team of geologists explored deep in the Yucatan jungle, they found themselves near the ruins of an ancient Mayan temple. It was an amazing sight. But what they didn’t understand about these crumbling ruins was that they were also the site of an ancient alien spaceport—a spaceport that was still active. They soon found themselves attacked by alien raiders from the dark side of the moon! One of the geologists, Richard Carson, had hidden in the shadows, barely escaping with his life. He watched, horrified, as his colleagues were all horribly slain, with one lone survivor, Dr. Howland, being taken prisoner by the alien beasts. Howland then found himself with a one-way ticket back to the moon, where a lost race of turtle-like moon beings planned the eventual conquest of the Earth, a planet they had once ruled, eons in the past. The second novel is “Secret Invasion” by veteran sci-fi author, Walter Kubilius. Could the Martian invasion be stopped? There was no question that the Martians wanted to annihilate the entire human race. After all, had Earth not totally devastated their planet over two hundred years earlier? And the Martians, though practically immortal, were nevertheless a dying breed, unable to procreate their own race. So the Martians, thirsting for revenge and in need of a new home, launched an insidious invasion—not fought with giant machines of war, but with a new method that seemed to transform loyal Earthmen into raving traitors. These traitors were called “Suspects” and it was the job of Earth’s security force, Public Defense, to ferret them out and eliminate them. The problem was that no one on Earth really understood the enormity of the problem. Yet Earth had the power to wipe out the entire Martian race by simply pushing a button. The question was—would they have the courage to actually push it?

The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two

The Star Stealers: The Complete Tales of the Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two
Edmond Hamilton
Introduction by Walter Jon Williams
Illustrated by C.C. Senf, Frank R. Paul, Hugh Rankin
ISBN-10 1893887332
ISBN-13 9781893887336
754 pp. Hardcover
Hardcover: 754 pages
Publisher: Haffner Press; 1st edition (July 1, 2009)
Introduction by Walter Jon Williams
“Crashing Suns” (Weird Tales, Aug, Sep ’28)
“The Star-Stealers” (Weird Tales, Feb ’29)
“Within the Nebula” (Weird Tales, May ’29)
“Outside the Universe” (Weird Tales, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct ’29)
“The Comet-Drivers” (Weird Tales, Feb ’30)
“The Sun People” (Weird Tales. May ’30)
“The Cosmic Cloud” (Weird Tales, Nov ’30)
“Corsairs of the Cosmos” (Weird Tales, Apr ’34)
“The Hidden World” (Science Wonder Quarterly, Fll ’29)
“The Other Side of the Moon” (Amazing Stories Quarterly, Fll ’29)

Book review:

  • Locus, April 2010, by Richard A. Lupoff

OPUS#018 Other Side of the Moon, The

OPUS: #018
Title: The Other Side of the Moon
Author: Edmond Hamilton
Year: 1929
Type: novel
Astronomers seem to be pretty well agreed that the moon is uninhabitable. But even the Lick Observatory telescope, which is the most powerful one of its kind, has naturally enough been able to see only the one side of the moon – the side that is turned to the earth. Only a trip to the moon and around it would disclose what there is on the other side.
Mr. Hamilton can be depended on to furnish an altogether novel way of reaching the moon and makes it seem so logical it seems a wonder some such method hasn’t been devised a long time ago.
“The Other Side of the Moon” raises several other interesting questions, among them being, “Who were the first inhabitants of the earth?” So many “obviously” impossible dreams have recently become real achievements, that we an almost begin to read less skeptically about cosmic travel – particularly when it is offered in as plausible a manner as it is in this story.

  • Amazing Stories Quarterly, Vol. 2, no. 4, Fall 1929, (Oct 1929, ed. T. O’Conor Sloane, publ. Experimenter Publishing Co., $0.50, 144pp, Bedsheet, magazine) Cover: Wesso; illustrated by H. W. Wesso
  • Science Fiction Adventure Classics, No. 7, Winter 1969, (Jan 1969, ed. uncredited, publ. Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., $0.50, 132pp, Digest, magazine) Cover: Wesso; illustrated by H. W. Wesso
  • The Star-Stealers: The Complete Adventures of The Interstellar Patrol, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Two, (Jul 2009, Edmond Hamilton, publ. Haffner Press, 1-893887-33-2, $40.00, 754pp, hc, coll) Cover: Hugh Rankin


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