Wolves of Darkness

by Jack Williamson
Release date: 1999
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

Foreword by Harlan Ellison. Cover art by Wesso (H. W. Wessolowski).

This second volume continues the publishing program to collect the stories of Science Fiction Grand Master Jack Williamson.

Drawn from such classic pulp magazines as Astounding Stories, Wonder Stories, and this volume features ten tales, four never published in book form, including novel-length adventure, Amazing Stories,The Stone from the Green Star. Also included are Williamson's letters and contest entries to the editors of the SF magainzes of the early 30's.

The book is smythe-sewn, bound in full cloth, and printed on acid-neutral paper, with full-color endpapers reproducing the original pulp magazine cover art.
With a foreword by noted writer Harlan Ellison, Wolves of Darkness imparts the sense of wonder from the early years of American Science Fiction and continues the documentation of Williamson's unparalleled career.

Contents:

  • "And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, a Man Who Needs No Introduction” by Harlan Ellison
  • "The Lake of Light"  (Astounding Stories Apr ’31)
  • "Through the Purple Cloud"  (Wonder Stories May ’31)
  • "The Doom from Planet 4"  (Astounding Stories Jul ’31)
  • "Twelve Hours to Live!"  (Wonder Stories Aug ’31)
  • "The Stone from the Green Star"  (Amazing Stories Oct ’31 & Nov '31)
  • "Wolves of Darkness"  (Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror Jan ’32)
  • "The Moon Era  (Wonder Stories Feb ’32)
  • "The Pygmy Planet"  (Astounding Stories Feb ’32)
  • "Red Slag of Mars" (w/Laurence Schwartzman)  (Wonder Stories Quarterly Spr ’32)
  • "The Lady of Light"  (Amazing Stories Sep ’32)
  • Afterword by Jack Williamson

Appendix

  • "The Earth’s Tail"  (letter from Wonder Stories Jun ’31)
  • "Prize Winning Letters (contest entries from Wonder Stories Nov ’31)
  • "Jack Williamson to His Own Defence"  (letter from Amazing Stories Jun ’32)
  • " 'Pygmy Planet' Science"  (letter from Astounding Stories Nov ’32)
  • "Huge Skull Gazes Weirdly from Ad Building Window"  (New Mexico Lobo Jan 13, 1933)

 

(updated 2017-01-16)

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