"Rogue Ship"
Short Fiction 1950 16,400 words
Alternate Titles

"The Twisted Men"     (1964)

  • This story's history is particularly confusing. The title is most familiar as a novel published in 1965. This novel was created from three stories, two of which were already part of a series ("Centaurus II" and "The Expendables"). The third, non-series story was this one, whose title was re-used for the new novel. To further muddy the waters, when this story was reprinted in a collection its title was changed to "The Twisted Men." As far as I know, when it appeared in various anthologies it did so as "Rogue Ship."



original version


adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
Rogue Ship 1965
The Twisted Men 1964
Super Science Stories magazine
1950 March Fictioneers, Inc.
pulp Vol 6, No 3 132 pages $0.25

cover art by
Norman Saunders


First appearance

(no illustration images available)

1 illustration by

Cover & other images: ISFDB, Lledó Data: ISFDB
The Great Anthology of Science Fiction anthology
edited by Leo Margulies & Oscar J. Friend
1954 Merlin Press
hardback code: ? 580 pages $3.95

cover artist: unknown

  Data: ISFDB
Tomorrow and Tomorrow anthology
edited by Damon Knight 1973, etc.