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Free eBook: ‘The Best of Edmond Hamilton’ Edited by Leigh Brackett

Phoenix Pick is continuing their “Free eBook-a-Month” promotion!

For the remainder of February, you can get an eBook copy of The Best of Edmond Hamilton, a collection of the master’s stories hand-picked by his wife Leigh Brackett — for free! Just use the the coupon code below.

As Phoenix Pick notes:

Edmond Hamilton is considered by many to be one of the original masters of the genre. He is also credited as the author of the first science fiction hardcover compilation The Horror on the Asteroid and Other Tales of Planetary Horror in 1936.

This anthology collects Hamilton’s best works from a repository of hundreds of stories he had written over a period of nearly fifty years, as selected (and edited) by his wife.

Leah Brackett (Hamilton) was a distinguished science fiction author in her own right, and her novels include the classic, The Long Tomorrow, considered by many to be one of the finest works about post-nuclear holocaust America (to be re-published by Phoenix Pick, February 28, 2011). She was also a highly accomplished Hollywood screenwriter and her credits include adaptations of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, as well as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

To get your free copy of the story, just head on over to the Phoenix Pick Catalogue, follow the instructions there, and use this Coupon Code: 9992371. (Note: Coupon code expires February 28, 2011.)

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7 Comments on Free eBook: ‘The Best of Edmond Hamilton’ Edited by Leigh Brackett

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    While not free, I’ll point out you can buy all these and more (in other words, a pretty full catalogue of both Hamilton and Brackett) at Baen’s Webscriptions site. In multiple formats and no stinking DRM either.


    And, also not free and not electronic, Haffner Press has been putting out Hamilton and Brackett in utterly beautiful hardbacks (see, I can support both the electronic and paper worlds, would that more publishers realize that this is possible!). Haffner also brings Williamson and others back into print. Worth looking into.

  2. That’s because I apparently can’t post a link to save my life.  Fixed.  Until next time.  πŸ™‚

  3. Fred,


    While they do have lots of Hamilton at Baen, there is not a chance in hell they will ever have remotely a full catalogue of his, other than novels maybe.  Certainly several of those missing, serials, etc.  Plus, zero Captain Future, and there’s more than two dozen of those!

    He wrote a hell of a lot of short stories, and Baen only have one of those that are in the Best of Edmond Hamilton I think- although you’ll find a couple of others online.

    So the answer is, get both, Baen and Phoenix Pick.

    Postage of course for big fat books like Haffner’s these days is probably going to be close to $20 to get here.


    They don’t have Brackett’s The Long Tomorrow at Baen either, not really their sort of thing.

    To get all of Brackett, Baen would have to branch out into crime, but there is still a fair bit of work they do not have available, SF-wise.




  4. Haffner is coming out with the Captain Future’s, luckily. Slowly. We’ll have to wait a long time for the complete run of some of these author’s to ever appear, but we can hope!

    I’ve seen “Long Tomorrow” as an eBook somewhere out there. And as for “their sort of thing”, they do break out from the main line on more than one occasion, especially in the Webscription end of thing. I would not call, for example, Selina Rosen “their sort of thing”, but Webscriptions does carry the titles.

    Postage…well, if you live at the end of the world…


  5. I go to the link, but nothing about the ebook being free…. something seems to be missing… following instructions didn’t help.

  6. @Pam: The catalog page is Phoenix Pick’s requested entry point. To find the free eBook, follow the instructions at the top of the page.  Either sign up for the email, or click the author’s name on the left-hand side (in this case Edmond Hamilton), then the link that says “FREE eBook of the Month”.

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