"The Silkie"
Short Fiction 1964 12,500 words
Part of the
Silkie Series
1 —     "Prologue to The Silkie" 1976
2 —     "The Silkie" 1964
3 —     "Silkies in Space" 1966
4 —     "Enemy of the Silkies" 1967

These stories formed the basis of the novel The Silkie (1969).

"Prologue to The Silkie" was originally linking material written for that fix-up novel, and was first published as a story in its own right in the 1976 American collection The Best of A.E. van Vogt.



original version


adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
The Silkie 1969
Worlds of If magazine
1964 July Galaxy Publishing
digest Vol 14, No 3 132 pages $0.40

cover art by
Gray Morrow

First appearance

3 illustrations by
Gray Morrow

Cover image: Showcase
Illustration images: Lledó
Data: Walwyn
The If Reader of Science Fiction anthology
edited by Frederik Pohl 1966, etc.