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    • ISBN:9781473202160
    • Publication date:29 May 2014

Edmond Hamilton SF Gateway Omnibus

Captain Future and the Space Emperor, The Star Kings & The Weapon From Beyond

By Edmond Hamilton

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From The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the space operatic adventures of Edmond Hamilton, one of the pulp masters of early science fiction.

Hamilton was one of space opera's early influencers, alongside 'Doc' Smith and Jack Williamson, and also spent some time at DC Comics, where he wrote such seminal titles as Superman and The Legion of Superheroes. This omnibus contains the opening volumes to three of his best loved series: Captain Future and the Space Emperor, The Star Kings and The Weapon From Beyond.

Biographical Notes

Edmond Hamilton (1904-1977)
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Edmond Hamilton was raised there and in nearby New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was something of a child prodigy, graduating from high school and undertaking his college education at Westminster College at the young age of 14; he dropped out aged 17. A popular science fiction writer in the mid-twentieth century, Hamilton's career began with the publication of his short story 'The Monster God of Mamurth' in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales. After the war, he wrote for DC Comics, producing stories for Batman, Superman and The Legion of Superheroes. Ultimately, though, he was associated with an extravagant, romantic, high-adventure style of SF, perhaps best represented by his 1947 novel The Star Kings. He was married to fellow SF writer Leigh Brackett from the end of 1946 until his death three decades later.

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  • ISBN: 9780575092815
  • Publication date: 29 May 2014
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Gateway
Gateway

Fugitive of the Stars

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

Horne, the spaceship's pilot, had been warned. "Don't forget the meteor swarm." And Horne's directional calculations for the Vega Queen's course took that advice into account; the spaceship would go fifteen thousand miles out of its way to avoid those deadly celestial rocks. But when Horne went off duty, he felt himself numbed by a curious druglike leadenness. And the next thing he knew, he was in a lifeboat, speeding away from the floating wreckage of the Vega Queen. Eighteen survivors out of one hundred and fifty-three passengers. And each one in the tiny space shell believed Horne responsible...deliberate negligence, calculated destruction...Someone had drugged Horne, he knew; someone had tampered with the ship to alter its course. But who? And for what cosmic purpose?

Gateway

Captain Future and the Space Emperor

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

President Carthew was in his office when the monster appeared - a giant, hunched creature, bizarrely hideous...The President gaped as a guard appeared in the doorway and pointed his weapon at the fanged being."Don't shoot!" Carthew cried, but too late. The beast lay dead on the floor.Carthew sighed deeply as he confirmed his fears. The corpse on the floor was Sperling, his best secret agent, transformed into this hairy brute by the dread peril that threatened to destroy them all.Only one man left alive might be able to ward of off total doom. The President flashed an emergency call for Captain Future...

Gateway

Quest Beyond the Stars

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

Mercury is slowly dying. Each year its air grows thinner. Each month thousands of broken Mercurians are ordered to leave their planet. They have only one hope. Captain Future, the Solar System's most daring agent, has promised to restore their world - a next to impossible task.The solution lies beyond the stars...at the very core of the universe where no man has ventured before. There, in the shadow of doom, Captain Future meets the mightiest of all evil beings - creatures he may not live to describe...

Gateway

The Tenth Planet

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

Captain Future's Challenge

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

Outlaw World

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

DREAD PERIL FROM BEYOND DEEP SPACEWhere are they from and what is their ultimate evil purpose?A band of dread invaders, led by a ruthless genius, is overcoming the system, sapping it of radium - its most vital element - killing all who stand in the way. Captain Future must find their base - their Outlaw World - and crush their deadly plot. He is the last hope in a crumbling solar system.

Gateway

Danger Planet

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

The Comet Kings

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

One by one the Solar System's ships were disappearing in mid-space - as if a mighty colossus had grabbed them up and swallowed them whole.Top agents Joan Randall and Ezra Gurney were sent to investigate. Like the others, somewhere beyond Jupiter, they disappeared. Captain Future heard the news with shocked horror. Whatever the danger, he had to stop this menacing evil force. Whatever the risk, he had to find the lovely Joan Randall - the woman he loved...

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Planets in Peril

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
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Return to the Stars

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

The Star Kings

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

Flung across space and time by the sorcery of super-science, John Gordon exchanges bodies with Zarth Arn, Prince of the Mid-Galactic Empire 2000 centuries in the future! Suddenly John is trust into a last-ditch battle between the democratic Empire World and the tyranny of the Black Cloud regime. Only one weapon - the terrifying Disruptor - can win the struggle for the Empire Forces. But it is so powerful that unless John uses it correctly it could destroy not only the enemy but the cosmos. Could his 20th Century mind cope with the technology of 200,000 years from now?

Gateway

The City at World's End

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

Galaxy Mission

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

The Magician of Mars

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

His real name is Ul Quorn, but he is known throughout the Solar System as the Magician of Mars. With sheer scientific mastery and cunning he once terrorised the entire population of all nine planets - until Captain Future put an end to his evil deeds.Now Ul Quorn has broken loose from the escape-proof Interplanetary Prison - a feat that was believed impossible. His plan to obtain wealth and power is more ingenious than ever before and more deadly to the System.Soon he will be master of the Universe. But first he must settle a score with Captain Future...

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The Haunted Stars

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

The Sun Smasher

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
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Outside the Universe

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
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The Weapon from Beyond

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

World of the Starwolves

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

The Closed Worlds

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

When Morgan Chane and his comrades of John Dilullo's interstellar mercenaries invaded the Close World of Arkuu in search of a lost Terran expedition, they found a planet of strange menace. Incredibly powerful monsters prowled though Arkuu's dense jungles, and the ghosts of the planet's past haunted its ancient deserted cities. The Arkuuns themselves fought grimly to drive the Terrans away. But at last Chane discovered the Free-Faring, the terrible alien secret of Arkuu..and suddenly he knew why no Terran had left the Closed Worlds alive.