The Weapon Makers

Greenberg, 1951. 

J'Ai Lu, 2003.

Sogen-sha, 1968.

Nel, 1972. Cover art by Bruce Pennington.

or centuries the Isher Dynasty has ruled a huge empire that includes earth and other planets. The Dynasty's power is checked only by the Weapon Makers, a group of dedicated scientists who prevent total take-over, who provide checks and balances to the Dynasty's political establishemnt. Now, for the first time in history, there is a spy among the Weapon Makers. He is in the confidence of the young Empress. Then Wy is it the Empress herslef who insists that he be killd? Why has she conceived this passionate hatred of Captain Hedrock? Suddenly the brilliant captain is hunted by both powers...and not even his incredible talent for survival is likely to help.

First published in book form in 1946. Originally serialized in Astounding Science Fiction in 1943. Although this book is published in 1946, I think it is actually the sequel to "The Weapon Shops of Isher", published in 1951.

Astounding Science Fiction, february 1943. Original publication of this story.

Terra Sonderband, 1960.

Hadley, 1946. Cover by Betty Wells Halladay. 1000 copies made.

Edhasa, 1969. Cover art by BAS.

ACE, 1955, entitled "One Against Eternity" with cover art by Valigursky, backed with "The Other Side of here" by Murray Leinster.

ACE, 1966, cover by Jack Gaughan.

Sogen-sha, date unknown.

Tempo Books, 1970. Cover art by Paul Lehr.

J'Ai Lu, 1987. Cover art by Wojtek Siudmak.

Wydanie, 1999.

Russian edition, Oruzheyniki.

Urania, 1966. More here.

Pocket, 1979. Cover by Jerome Podwill.

Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1954. Cover by Pagram.

Urania, 1953.


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