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Issue Details: First known date: 1947 1947
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'The shipwrecked mariner found an unanswerable paradox on the lonely island' (

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  • Appears in:
    y Weird Tales vol. 40 no. 1 November 1947 Z990666 1947 periodical issue fantasy horror science fiction 1947
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    y New Worlds vol. 2 no. 6 Spring 1950 Z1682515 1950 periodical issue science fiction 1950 pg. 52-60
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    y No Place Like Earth John Carnell (editor), London : T.V. Boardman , 1952 Z1856910 1952 anthology short story science fiction An anthology comprising short stories by such writers as Arthur C. Clarke, John Wyndham (as John Beynon), John Christopher, Peter Phillips, J. W. Groves, William F. Temple, A. Bertram Chandler (as George Whitley), J. T. McIntosh and Ian Williamson. London : T.V. Boardman , 1952 pg. 151-161
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    y Science Fiction Adventures in Dimension Groff Conklin (editor), New York (City) : Vanguard Press , 1953 Z1856939 1953 anthology short story science fiction Science-Fiction Adventures in Dimension is an anthology of 23 science fiction stories edited and introduced by Groff Conklin. Among the authors represented are: Isaac Asimov, A. Bertram Chandler (as George Whitley), Lester del Ray, William Sell, Amelia Reynolds Long, Murray Leinster, William F. Temple, and Theodore Sturgeon. New York (City) : Vanguard Press , 1953
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    y From Sea to Shining Star A. Bertram Chandler , Fyshwick : Dreamstone , 1990 Z309117 1990 selected work short story science fiction

    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').

    Fyshwick : Dreamstone , 1990
    pg. 33-43
Last amended 26 Apr 2012