"The Mixed Men"
Short Fiction 1945 10,968 words
  • Not to be confused with the novel The Mixed Men (more commonly known under the title Mission to the Stars) which contains this shorter work.

  • The original, unrevised version of this story was only reprinted once, in the 2006 collection Transgalactic.

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

1945

original version

1952

adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
Mission to the Stars 1955
The Mixed Men 1952
Transgalactic 2006
English
Astounding Science Fiction magazine
1945 January Street & Smith
digest Vol 34, No 5 180 pages $0.25

cover art by
William Timmins

First appearance

3 illustrations by
Paul Orban

Cover image: José
Illustration images: José
Data: Walwyn