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    • ISBN:9780575128866
    • Publication date:30 Jan 2014

Henry Kuttner SF Gateway Omnibus

By Henry Kuttner

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Three essential works from one of the formative voices of post-war science fiction.

From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the fantastic work of one of the Golden Age's most influential writers, Henry Kuttner.

Henry Kuttner sold his first story WEIRD TALES in early 1936 and was, with his wife, fellow writer C. L. Moore, a regular contributor to John W. Campbell's ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. He and Moore collaborated for most of the 1940s and 1950s, but his career was tragically cut short in 1958, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. This omnibus contains two of his major novels, which have been out of print for many years - FURY and MUTANT - and collection THE BEST OF HENRY KUTTNER.

Biographical Notes

Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D'Orsay, before selling his first story, 'The Graveyard Rats', to WEIRD TALES in early 1936. In 1940 Kuttner married fellow writer C. L. Moore, whom he met through the 'Lovecraft Circle', a group of writers and fans who corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft. During the Second World War, they were regular contributors to John W. Campbell's ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, and collaborated for most of the 1940s and 1950s, publishing primarily under the pseudonyms Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O'Donnell. In 1950 he began studying at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1954. He was working towards his masters degree but died of a heart attack in 1958, before it was completed.

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  • ISBN: 9781473201996
  • Publication date: 30 Jan 2014
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Gateway

Fury

Henry Kuttner
Authors:
Henry Kuttner
Gateway

The Sea-Lady

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells

The Sea-Lady concerns a mermaid who comes to shore, ostensibly with the intention of joining genteel society but who really desires to seduce Chatteris, a man she once encountered near Tonga.

Gateway

The World Set Free

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells

In "The World Set Free," H.G. Wells takes a science fictional look at the future, where if world peace is to be attained through labour internationalism, it will have to be at the price of complete social and economic reconstruction. But first comes a phase of revolution - violent, very bloody, and prolonged, which in the end may fail to achieve anything but social destruction . . . "The World Set Free" is a vision of highly educated and highly favoured leading and ruling men, voluntarily setting themselves to the task of reshaping the world.

Gateway

The Dream

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells
Gateway

Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells
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The King Who was a King

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells
Gateway

The Autocracy of Mr Parham

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells

Mr Parham is a traditional academic disappointed with the social trends of his time. Sir Bussy Woodcock is an intelligent but unrefined self-made millionaire. The pair happen to meet one day and form an unlikely relationship; Sir Bussy interested to learn something of culture and Mr Parham looking for funding for a high-quality periodical

Gateway

The Time Machine

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells
Gateway

The War of the Worlds

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells
Gateway

The First Men In The Moon

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells

'As we saw it first it was the wildest and most desolate of scenes. We were in an enormous amphitheatre, a vast circular plain, the floor of the giant crater. Its cliff-like wall closed us in on every side . . .'Thanks to the discovery of an anti-gravity metal, Cavorite, two Victorian Englishman decide to tackle the most prestigious goal - space travel. They construct a sphere that will ultimately take them to the moon. On landing, they encounter what seems like an utterly barren landscape but they soon find signs that the planet was once very much alive. Then they hear curious hammering sounds from beneath the surface, and come face to face with the Selenites, a race of insect-like aliens living in a rigidly organised hive society.

Gateway

The Food of the Gods

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells

Two scientists develop a foodstuff that causes unparalleled growth in animals and humans. The results of their experimentation lead to chaos and unforseen consequences throughout the land.THE FOOD OF THE GODS deals with many issues which are still present in science today and is a both witty and disturbing tale.

Gateway

Proud Man

Murray Constantine
Authors:
Murray Constantine

Originally published in England in 1934, this searing, still timely novel offers and incisive critique of the sexual politics and militarism of England, and the West as a whole.Proud Man is told from the perspective of a "Genuine Person" who has been thrown back in time thousands of years from a peaceful future society. The Genuine Person comes from a people that are androgynous, self-fertilizing, and vegetarian; they live without a national government and artificial social divisions of gender and class. Taking on first female, then male form, the "Genuine Person" confronts the deeply troubled reality of England in the 1930s, still battered after one World War and on the road to another.

Gateway

City

Clifford D. Simak
Authors:
Clifford D. Simak
Gateway

Dracula

Bram Stoker, Bryan Hitch
Contributors:
Bram Stoker, Bryan Hitch
Gateway

Jupiter Project

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford
Gateway

Artifact

Gregory Benford
Authors:
Gregory Benford

A small cube of black rock has been unearthed in a 3500-year-old Mycenaean tomb. An incomprehensible object in an impossible place; its age, its purpose, and its origins are unknown. Its discovery has unleashed a global storm of intrigue, theft andespionage, and is pushing nations to the brink of war. Its substance has scientists baffled. And the miracle it contains does not belong on this Earth.It is mystery and madness -- an enigma with no equal in recordedhistory. It is mankind's greatest discovery ... and worst nightmare. It may have already obliterated a world. Ours is next.

Gateway

Iceborn

Gregory Benford, Paul A Carter
Authors:
Gregory Benford, Paul A Carter

Pluto was the last place anyone expected to find life. That's why it's the last place they looked.

Gateway

Dr Cyclops

Henry Kuttner
Authors:
Henry Kuttner

A brilliant scientist learns to reduce humans to Lilliputian size and finds the perfect guinea pigs when three colleagues try to discover his secret.Dr. Bulfinch, Bill Stockton, beautiful Mary Phillips, and the Mexican, Pedro, did not remember what had happened after the furious scientist caught them snooping in his secret room.Now they did not know where they were. They rose, shakily, breathing in great gasps. Everything was dark."Where are we?" Mary cried out.Suddenly horror grew in Pedro's eyes as he remembered something. He gasped, "He made my Pinto, the mule, little. Now I know... He has made us little like my mule..."

Gateway

Prince Raynor

Henry Kuttner
Authors:
Henry Kuttner

Kuttner's two pulp heroic fantasy stories in the Conan style, "Cursed Be The City" and "The Citadel of Darkness".

Gollancz

The Island Of Doctor Moreau

H.G. Wells
Authors:
H.G. Wells

Edward Prendick is shipwrecked and finds himself stranded on an island in the Pacific. Here he meets the sinister Dr Moreau, a vivisectionst driven out of Britain in disgrace. And soon strange events cause Prendick to uncover the full horror of Dr Moreau's activities on the island.THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU mixes discussion on the divide between humans and the animal kingdom and chilling macabre horror in an unrivalled fashion. Its question on how far science should go is one that rings true today as it did when it was first published.