Hamilton, Edmond: 

Through the late 1920s and early ’30s Hamilton wrote for all of the SF pulp magazines then publishing, and contributed horror-thriller stories to various other magazines as well. He was very popular as an author of space opera, a sub-genre he created along with E.E. “Doc” Smith. His story “The Island of Unreason” (Wonder Stories, May 1933) won the first Jules Verne Prize as the best SF story of the year (this was the first SF prize awarded by the votes of fans, a precursor of the later Hugo Awards).  In the 1940s, Hamilton was the primary force behind the “Captain Future” franchise, an SF pulp designed for juvenile readers that won him many fans, but diminished his reputation in later years when science fiction moved away from its space-opera roots. Hamilton was always associated with an extravagant, romantic, high-adventure style of SF, perhaps best represented by his 1947 novel The Star Kings. This is our copy of what may be the first UK edition.

If ‘pulp’ era fiction interests you then Haffner Press is the place to go, we are collecting as much of their stuff as we can afford. Check out Hamilton’s wife Leigh Brackett’s page featuring books from Haffner Press as well.




                                                                                                                          Haffner - First Edition Hardcovers

Here is a collection of some of the finest short fiction penned by one of  "fathers" of modern science fiction. *** These stories were selected (and edited) by his wife Leigh Brackett. This collection spans nearly half a century of Edmond Hamilton's work and was selected from a repository of hundreds of stories that he had written over that period.

Doubleday bookclub edition - hardcover



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