"The Storm"
Short Fiction 1943 11,599 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.

Versions

1943

original version

1952

adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
The Best of A.E. van Vogt: Volume 1 1979
The Best of A.E. van Vogt    [British] 1974
Mission to the Stars 1955
The Mixed Men 1952
Transgalactic 2006
The Worlds of A.E. van Vogt 1974
English
Astounding Science Fiction magazine
1943 October Street & Smith
pulp Vol 32, No 2 164 pages $0.25

cover art by
William Timmins

First appearance

(no illustration images available)

2 illustrations by
Paul Orban

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The Astounding-Analog Reader: Volume One anthology
edited by Harry Harrison & Brian W. Aldiss
1972 Doubleday
hardback 0-385-02334-0 530 pages $7.95

cover artist: unknown

This anthology was later split into two volumes. Van Vogt's story was included in Book Two (1973).

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The Astounding-Analog Reader: Book Two anthology
edited by Harry Harrison & Brian W. Aldiss
1973 Sphere
paperback 0-7221-4364-8 320 pages £0.40

cover artist: unknown

This anthology was originally printed as a single larger volume. This is Book Two, which contains van Vogt's story.

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Space Opera anthology
edited by Brian W. Aldiss 1974, etc.
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The Great Science Fiction Stories: Volume 5: 1943 anthology
edited by Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg 1981, etc.
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Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Third Series omnibus
edited by Isaac Asimov & Martin H. Greenberg
1984 Bonanza / Crown
hardback 0-517-43522-5 633 pages price: ?

cover art by
Romas

Omnibus containing the 1943 and 1944 volumes of Asimov & Greenberg's anthologies covering the "Golden Years" of SF.

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2008 December Wildside Press
ebook - - $0.99

cover art by
William Timmins

Formats:

First solo publication.

The Nook edition was released in December 2008, the other editions in February 2011.

Contains an introduction, "About the Author," giving an overview of van Vogt's life, work, and writing style.

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