Cover by Nick Stathopoulos. Source: www.bertramchandler.com
y From Sea to Shining Star selected work   short story   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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This collection of thirty Chandler stories spans his entire career. Many of the stories, which were only available in hard-to-find magazines, are accompanied by illustrations.

In a review of the collection published in Eidolon 4 (March 1991), Leigh Edmonds writes, 'The stories fall into two sections, as the title suggests. The first third or so of the collection, "From Sea . . .", contains stories set mainly on this planet, while the second two thirds. . . To Shining Star", are space-faring stories. A great many of the stories are really, however, seafaring ones with all the lore of the sea and Chandler's experience in the merchant marine finding expression. Some stories deal directly with the experience of travelling at sea or in space, others tell stories about the people who travel, either on their journeys or once they arrive'.

Source: Eidolon ('From Sea to Shining Star').

Notes

  • Two editions of From Sea to Shining Star were published, one as collector's edition of 100 copies (signed by the editors and artist) and the other as a standard, numbered edition of 400 copies (numbered 101-500).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fyshwick, Hume - Fyshwick - Canberra airport area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Dreamstone , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Sea Change, A. Bertram Chandler , 1970 single work short story science fiction
What happens when a captain is frozen in suspended animation for thirty years and then goes down to the sea again? He may not be well up on electronic navigation, but the basic skills of seamanship never change... (www.bertramchandler.com)


(p. 3-17)
Shadow Before, A. Bertram Chandler , 1954 single work short story science fiction (p. 19-25)
Precession, A. Bertram Chandler , 1946 single work short story science fiction (p. 27-31)
Castaway, George Whitley , 1947 single work short story adventure science fiction
'The shipwrecked mariner found an unanswerable paradox on the lonely island' (www.bertramchandler.com)
(p. 33-43)
Change of Heart, George Whitley , 1946 single work short story science fiction
'Ships had to be warned. But would they believe that the gentle sea creatures had turned into warriors?' (www.bertramchandler.com)
(p. 46-56)
Not Quite the Noblest, A. Bertram Chandler , 1956 single work short story science fiction
'"I was ashore last night," said the Fourth Mate. "I know," said the Mate. "You made enough noise to wake the whole ship..."'

[Source: www.bertramchandler.com]
(p. 57-59)
As It Was in the Beginning, A. Bertram Chandler , 1955 single work short story science fiction (p. 61-63)
What's in a Name?, A. Bertram Chandler , 1958 single work short story science fiction
'"Interesting," said the Fourth Mate, putting down his magazine. "What Is ?" asked the Mate. "This article on words," said the Fourth Mate. "On the origin of words, I mean. Words like 'lynch' and 'boycott' and 'derrick' ... Did you know that Derrick was the Public Hangman ?" ...'

[Source: www.bertramchandler.com]
(p. 65-70)
The Words, S. H. M. , 1959 single work short story (p. 73-77)
Note: As The Log # 4 : The Word
All Laced Up, A. Bertram Chandler , 1961 single work short story science fiction (p. 79-87)
The Pied Potter, A. Bertram Chandler , 1971 single work short story science fiction (p. 89-95)
One Man's Ambition, A. Bertram Chandler , 1958 single work short story science fiction
'If you knew for sure the world would end at 5:30 tomorrow, would there be one heart's desire you'd want to achieve beforehand?' (www.bertramchandler.com)
(p. 97-99)
Note: As What Would You Do?
The Hairy Parents, A. Bertram Chandler , 1975 single work short story science fiction
'Chandler gives a twist to a "ricketsy" plot, envisioning the Neanderthals' ultimate destiny' (www.bertramchandler.com).
(p. 101-107)
Sense of Wonder, A. Bertram Chandler , 1957 single work short story science fiction (p. 109-114)
The Long Way, A. Bertram Chandler , Susan Chandler , 1964 single work short story science fiction (p. 117-126)
Note: This is a slightly expanded version from the story first published in 1964
Critical Angle, A. Bertram Chandler , 1958 single work short story science fiction (p. 127-133)
Artifact, A. Bertram Chandler , 1957 single work short story science fiction

When the Americans first land on Mars they discover what they believe to be Martians only to find out that they are the offspring of two Russian cosmonauts. Survivors (briefly) of an unpublicised Russian expedition to the red planet, they were standed there when the government crumbled shortly after the Mars expedition failed to return.

(p. 135-141)
Jetsam, A. Bertram Chandler , 1953 single work short story science fiction

Many aspects of our enigmatic satellite have long baffled astronomers. The first men to land on the moon will probably find quick answers to these ancient puzzles. But it may be that other, deeper mysteries await such voyagers - mysteries to whose solution human knowledge and experience proffer the smallest clue.

(p. 143-151)
Moonfall, A. Bertram Chandler , 1955 single work short story science fiction

'Lunar Base had been destroyed without warning; the question–by whom and why?'

Source: Magazine blurb (Imagination).

(p. 153-158)
The Idol, A. Bertram Chandler , 1959 single work short story science fiction
George's taxation cheating gimmick was good, very good. He liked to collect oddities from the end of the universe, and no one knew these curios from outer space would stock a renowned gift shop. Then he found the idol.

[Source: Bertramchandler.com]
(p. 159-167)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Book Review George Turner , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction : The Collectors' Edition 1992; (p. 74-75)

— Review of From Sea to Shining Star A. Bertram Chandler 1990 selected work short story
In Memoriam : Sailor with Stars George Turner , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 11 no. 1 (Issue 31) 1991; (p. 11-14)

— Review of From Sea to Shining Star A. Bertram Chandler 1990 selected work short story
Book Review George Turner , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 3 1991; (p. 74-75)

— Review of From Sea to Shining Star A. Bertram Chandler 1990 selected work short story
In Memoriam : Sailor with Stars George Turner , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 11 no. 1 (Issue 31) 1991; (p. 11-14)

— Review of From Sea to Shining Star A. Bertram Chandler 1990 selected work short story
Book Review George Turner , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction , no. 3 1991; (p. 74-75)

— Review of From Sea to Shining Star A. Bertram Chandler 1990 selected work short story
Book Review George Turner , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis : Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction : The Collectors' Edition 1992; (p. 74-75)

— Review of From Sea to Shining Star A. Bertram Chandler 1990 selected work short story
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