The Sleeping Beauty single work   short story   science fiction  
Alternative title: Sleeping Beauty
Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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Having been responsible for the (unavoidable) destruction of a very expensive piece of Federation equipment - the robotic mutineer Mr Adam ("The Tin Messiah") - Grimes' punishment is to transport a hibernating Shaara princess from Droomoor to Brooum. When the spacehip Adder begins leaking deuterium the temperature rises, causing their passenger to wake. Grimes finds himself caught up in another life and death struggle when the princess, having torn open her silk cocoon, uses her telepathic powers to try and destroy Adder and her crew.


  • Published in The Hard Way Up as 'The Sleeping Beauty'.

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  • Appears in:
    y Galaxy Science Fiction vol. 29 no. 5 February 1970 Z1665223 1970 periodical issue science fiction 1970 pg. 54-72
  • Appears in:
    y Galaxy Science Fiction [UK] March 1970 Z1871081 1970 periodical issue 1970 pg. 54-72
  • Appears in:
    y The Hard Way Up A. Bertram Chandler , New York (City) : Ace Books , 1972 Z1839007 1972 selected work short story science fiction

    A short story collection comprising: 'With Good Intentions,' 'The Subtracter' (aka 'The Minus Effect'), 'The Tin Messiah' (aka 'The Soul Machine'), 'The Sleeping Beauty,' 'The Wandering Buoy,' 'The Mountain Movers' and 'What You Know.' The collection was first published in 1972 as one half of an Ace Doubles edition (with Robert Lory's The Veiled World).

    New York (City) : Ace Books , 1972
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