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.



original version


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
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

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Galactic Empires: Volume Two anthology
edited by Brian W. Aldiss 1976, etc.
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.

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