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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
Gateway

Quest Beyond the Stars

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

The Tenth Planet

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
Gateway

Captain Future's Challenge

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

CAPTAIN FUTURE FACES FIERY SOLAR DEATHIt was ten o'clock, solar time, when disaster struck. At exactly the same moment, gravium mines on Mercury, Mars and Saturn were totally destroyed by an unidentified army. Without gravium - the life-blood of interplanetary civilization - the system would perish.Meanwhile, Captain Future struggled on the floor of a moving space craft, his arms and legs bound by steel ropes. He did not know why he'd been captured - only that the system was in grave danger - that he was needed...As Captain Future was plunged through space, towards a deadly orb of flaming gases - the raging inferno of the sun - he planned his daring escape. It was to be the most dangerous gamble of his life.

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Outlaw World

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
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Danger Planet

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

One million years back in the swirling, shrouded past, evil ultra-beings ruled the Planet Roo. Suddenly, unbelievably, they are alive again, threatening the universe with total destruction.Only one man dares challenge the Evil Ones. He is Captain Future, inter-galactic agent of justice, whose identity is top secret, whose strength is ultimate. He sets out alone to stop the deathless menace creeping ever close...

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The Comet Kings

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
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Planets in Peril

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

They were the first arrivals from the other side of the cosmos.With the help of the Martian scientist Thrin, they had crossed the whirling black abyss of the fourth dimension - a dimension that had never been reached before!Now a man with skin of pure marble-white and a woman of unearthly beauty stood before the disbelieving eyes of Captain Future and the Futuremen. The strange couple stared back in awe and amazement - particularly at Captain Future."Here is the one," the man said finally in his alien tongue. "He is the only one who can save us!"

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Return to the Stars

Edmond Hamilton
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Edmond Hamilton
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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?

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The City at World's End

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
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Galaxy Mission

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
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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

It meant little to Robert Fairlie, a serious and dedicated young philologist, that the United States and Soviet Russia were at odds about the Moon. He had little interest in the first rocket landings or the bases that the two nations had established there. And he neither knew nor cared why the Americans would not agree to mutual inspections of these bases.Yet the Americans had reason enough: and quite unexpectedly, because of his specialised knowledge of languages, he found himself sharing the burden of an incredible secret. For what the American base had yielded was astounding evidence that space had already been conquered many centuries before by a people who had once spanned the stars. There had been machines and destructive weapons beyond the comprehension of present-day scientists which, if knowledge of them fell into the wrong hands, could plunge the world into unutterable chaos.Fairlie's trip to the closely-guarded rocket base in New Mexico turned out to be only the first step on a fantastic journey amid the unexplored stars to the home-world of the space-conquerors of long ago.It was a journey into the appalling reality of stellar space still haunted by the past cosmic struggle whose scale in space and time dwarfed the rivalries of tiny Earth's quarreling nations.

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The Sun Smasher

Edmond Hamilton
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Edmond Hamilton
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Outside the Universe

Edmond Hamilton
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Edmond Hamilton
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The Weapon from Beyond

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton
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World of the Starwolves

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton

Morgan Chane returns to Varna to lead the Starwolves to the Galaxy's greatest loot...THE WORLD OF THE STARWOLVES.

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The Closed Worlds

Edmond Hamilton
Authors:
Edmond Hamilton