More Edmond Hamilton Coming From Haffner Press (+ Preorder Bonus)

Haffner Press has announced that they are publishing more Edmond Hamilton titles, expected to be published in the 4th quarter of 2012:

  • The Collected Captain Future, Volume Three – Now that Captain Future and the Futuremen have traveled through time in the final story of Volume Two (See “The Lost World of Time”), can an adventure beyond the Solar System be far behind? Most assuredly not!
  • The War of the Sexes, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five – Hamilton really put his Remingtons to the task with more stories for WEIRD TALES as well as some of his best work (which is to say some of the best work ever to appear in) for WONDER STORIES.
  • The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four – Here are no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these, you’ll find such classics as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds.”

Bonus: Folks who preorder all 3 books will receive an exclusive facsimile of Tiger Girl, a rare British pamphlet from 1945 published by Utopian Publications as #5 in their “American Fiction” series. This booklet collects: “Tiger Girl” (aka “The Six Sleepers”) by Edmond Hamilton and “Apprentice Magician” by E. Hoffmann Price.

Books descriptions after the jump…

Edited by Stephen Haffner; Introduction by Chuck Juzek; Cover Art by Earle K. Bergey; Illustrated by H.W. “Wesso” Wessolowski

Jumpin’ Jungle Cat of Jupiter! It’s another mega-collection of four complete novels of the “Man of Tomorrow,” the “Wizard of Science,” the protector of the Solar System and a menace to evil-doers throughout the universe: CAPTAIN FUTURE!

Now that Captain Future (aka Dr. Curtis Newton) and the Futuremen (Grag the robot; Otho the Android; and Simon Wright, the Living Brain) have traveled through time in the final story of Volume Two (See “The Lost World of Time”), can an adventure beyond the Solar System be far behind? Most assuredly not! The Futuremen board their trusty space-vessel, The Comet, and blast-off for adventure in QUEST BEYOND THE STARS! But that’s not all the dangers our intrepid defenders will face in VOLUME THREE. Up next is OUTLAWS ON THE MOON! When the peoples of the Solar System believe the Futuremen to be dead, what better time for the emissaries of villainy to attempt to break in to Captain Future’s Secret Moon Base. Following that nail-biting saga, is arguably the finest of the CAPTAIN FUTURE novels: THE COMET KINGS. Here, author Hamilton pulls out all the stops as the Futuremen combat forces from within Halley’s Comet! In the final story of this volume, PLANETS IN PERIL, the Futuremen face forces from another dimension that threaten to enslave our entire universe!

As with the previous two volumes of THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, “Under Observation,” the CAPTAIN FUTURE letters column is reprinted, and the original pulp covers and interior illustrations are reproduced in a generous appendix.

Table of contents

  • Introduction by Chuck Juzek
  • “Under Observation” – The Captain Future Letters Column
  • Quest Beyond the Stars (Captain Future, Win ’42)
  • Outlaws on the Moon (Captain Future, Spr ’42)
  • The Comet Kings (Captain Future, Sum ’42)
  • Planets in Peril (Captain Future, Fll ’42)
  • “The Future of Captain Future”
  • Appendix of original interior artwork
The Reign of the Robots, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Four

Introduction by Mike Ashley; Cover Art by Frank R. Paul; Illustrated by Frank R. Paul, H.W. “Wesso” Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Leo Morey

Hot on the heels of 2011’s THE UNIVERSE WRECKERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME THREE, Haffner Press keeps pouring gasoline on the fire as we announce the next volume(s) of collected stories from one of the godfathers of Space Opera.

THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR is certainly worth your coppers as herewith are contained no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these soon-to-be-presented wonders, you’ll find some of Hamilton’s classic works such as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds”

Noted scholar and editor, Mike Ashley handles the introduction for this mighty tome.

As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

Table of contents TBD.

The War of the Sexes, The Collected Edmond Hamilton, Volume Five

Introduction by Mike Ashley; Cover Art by R. Crowl; Illustrated by C.C. Senf, Frank R. Paul, H.W. “Wesso” Wessolowski, Hugh Rankin, Joseph Doolin, Virgil Finlay

Currently planned to be published at the same time as THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR, THE WAR OF THE SEXES, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE brings you more of the World Wreckers vintage works.

Here, Hamilton really put his Remington’s to the task with more stories for WEIRD TALES as well as some of his best work (which is to say some of the best work ever to appear in) for WONDER STORIES. Depending on the length of ephemera in the appendix, this volume may also see Hamilton crack the Tremaine-era of ASTOUNDING STORIES and the first dip of his toes into the “weird-menace” genre for THRILLING MYSTERY.

As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including reader’s letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

Table of contents TBD.