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    • ISBN:9780575092815
    • 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: 9781473202160
  • Publication date: 29 May 2014
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Captain Future and the Space Emperor

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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...

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Authors:
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Authors:
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Captain Future meets Captain Future...The two men stood facing each other.One man was tall and impressive. His red hair, his self-assured manner, the global ring he wore on his finger, left no question in the minds of viewers that he was the man he said he was - the man known the Solar System over as Captain Future.The other man was tall too, but fierce looking, with a wild black beard and a scarred face. They called him Blackbeard and believed he was a space pirate, although the main claimed he didn't remember who he was. Not even he suspected that he might be the real Captain Future...

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Authors:
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Authors:
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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.

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Danger Planet

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Authors:
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John Gordon, twentieth century Earthman, is torn from his own time to a far distant future - a time when the entire galaxy is inhabited. But men do not rule the future; our race is only one among thousands, and many of those thousands are sworn enemies of humanity! Gordon, man of the past, is forced to form alliances with the men of the future in a desperate battle to save the human race from final annihilation...

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