"Concealment"
Short Fiction 1943 5,332 words
Part of the
Mixed Men Series
1 —     "Concealment" 1943
2 —     "Lost: Fifty Suns" 1972
3 —     "The Storm" 1943
4 —     "The Mixed Men" 1945

The short stories formed the basis for the novel Mission to the Stars in 1952 [aka The Mixed Men].

"Lost: Fifty Suns" was originally linking material written for the novel, and was first published as a story in its own right twenty years later in 1972.

The original versions of the early stories were reprinted in the collection Transgalactic.

Versions

1943

original version

1952

adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
The Blal 1976
Mission to the Stars 1955
The Mixed Men 1952
Monsters 1965
Science Fiction Monsters 1967
Transgalactic 2006
English
Astounding Science Fiction magazine
1943 September Street & Smith
pulp Vol 32, No 1 164 pages $0.25

cover art by
William Timmins

First appearance

(no illustration images available)

2 illustrations by
E. Fax

Cover image: ISFDB Data: Walwyn
Galactic Empires: Volume Two anthology
edited by Brian W. Aldiss 1976, etc.
Data: ISFDB
Galactic Empires omnibus
edited by Brian W. Aldiss
1988 September Legend
paperback 0-09-952150-4 650 pages £4.99

cover art by
Chris Foss

An omnibus containing both volumes of Aldiss' Galactic Empires anthologies.

Cover image: ISFDB Data: ISFDB