Thunder in the Void

by Henry Kuttner
Release date: April 2012
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

Edited by Stephen Haffner. Introduction by Mike Resnick.

Prior to his marriage to fellow science-fantasy writer Catherine L. Moore in 1940, Henry Kuttner wrote stories of Lovecraftian horror, weird-menace "shudder" tales, and thrilling adventure stories. But he also wrote blood-n-thunder Space Opera stories in the vein of Edmond Hamilton (one of young Kuttner's favorite authors) told with a rough-edge style similar to Kuttner's protege Leigh Brackett.

THUNDER IN THE VOID is a massive collection of 16 vintage Space Opera stories selected from classic pulp magazines such as Weird Tales, Marvel Science Stories, Astonishing Stories, Super Science Stories, Super-Detective, and of course, Planet Stories. Most of the these are appearing in book form for the first time. An added bonus, Haffner Press is pleased to include an unpublished story by Kuttner, "The Interplanetary Limited."

Award-winning author (and the only writer to stage a live performance of a Kuttner Space Opera story) Mike Resnick contributes an introduction reflecting on his admiration for stories by Kuttner (and Moore).


  • Raider of the Spaceways (Weird Tales, Jul 37)
  • Avengers of Space (Marvel Science Stories, Aug 38)
  • The Time-Trap (Marvel Science Stories, Nov 38)
  • The Lifestone (Astonishing Stories, Feb 40)
  • Monsters of the Atom (Super-Detective, Apr 41)
  • Red Gem of Mercury (Super Science Stories, Nov 41)
  • The Crystal Circe (Astonishing Stories, Jun 42)
  • War-Gods of the Void (Planet Stories, Fll 42)
  • Thunder in the Void (Astonishing Stories, Oct 42)
  • We Guard the Black Planet (Super Science Stories, Nov 42)
  • Soldiers of Space (Astonishing Stories, Feb 43)
  • Crypt-City of the Deathless One (Planet Stories, Win 43)
  • The Eyes of Thar (Planet Stories, Fll 43)
  • What Hath Me (Planet Stories, Spr 46)
  • Carry Me Home (Planet Stories, 50)
  • The Interplanetary Limited (First Time in Print)
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