"Silkies in Space"
Short Fiction 1966 19,500 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.

Versions

1966

original version

1969

adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
The Best of A.E. van Vogt: Volume 2 1979
The Best of A.E. van Vogt    [British] 1974
The Silkie 1969
English
Worlds of If magazine
1966 May Galaxy Publishing
digest Vol 16, No 5 — Issue #102 164 pages $0.50

cover art by
George Schelling

First appearance

(no illustration images available)

3 illustrations by
Jack Gaughan

Cover image: Showcase Data: Walwyn