A collection of stories.
1961, Ballantine Books published Bypass to Otherness, a paperback
collection of some of Henry Kuttner's (and C. L. Moore's) best short
stories. Several selections were drawn from Kuttner's popular series
such as the "Hogbens" (comedic otherworldly hillbillies living in
America), "Gallagher Galloway" (scientist who invents technical marvels
only when intoxicated), and the "Baldies" stories eventually collected
in Mutant. Bypass was projected as the first of three Otherness
collections of Kuttner's short fiction. Return to Otherness followed in
1962 with 8 more stories. And then... nothing. The third Otherness collection never appeared.
Now, almost fifty years later, Haffner Press announces DETOUR TO OTHERNESS: a massive hardcover assembling the contents of both Bypass to Otherness and Return to Otherness, and adding 8 additional stories selected for their scarcity, quality, and sheer entertainment value. Grand Masters Robert Silverberg and Frederik Pohl provide introductory and afterword materials to the book, and the whole affair is decorated with an unpublished painting by Richard Powers.
Table of Contents:
Introduction by Robert Silverberg
Bypass to Otherness
Return to Otherness
Detour to Otherness
Afterword by Frederik Pohl
Henry Kuttner (1915–1958) was an American author of science fiction, fantasy and horror. His wife was the science fiction author C. L. Moore.
Henry Kuttner used several pseudonyms: Lawrence O'Donnell, Kelvin Kent, C. H. Liddell, Henry Kuttner, Lewis Padgett, Hudson Hastings, Keith Hammond, Peter Horn, Scott Morgan, Will Garth, Woodrow Wilson Smith, Paul Edmonds, Edward J. Bellin, James Hall and Robert O. Kenyon.
Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, California in 1915. His father, whose ... (more)