y Gammel'nskaya Plague selected work   novella   short story  
Alternative title: Гаммельнская чума; The Hamelin Plague
Is part of Классика мировой фантастики series - publisher novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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Gammel'nskaya Plague, translated into English as The Hamelin Plague, contains:

    • 'Into the Alternate Universe (1964), translated by T. Serebryanoy.
    • 'Contraband from Otherspace' (1967), translated by T. Serebryanoy.
    • 'Alternate Orbits (aka 'The Commodore at Sea,' 1971), a collection of stories translated by O. Chumichevoy.
    • 'Rendezvous on a Lost World' (aka 'When the Dream Dies,' 1961), translated by T. Fedotovoy.
    • 'Gammel'nskaya Plague' (aka 'The Hamelin Plague,' 1963), translated by A. Suvorovoy.
    • 'The Idol (1959).
    • 'It Started With Sputnik' (1958).


* Contents derived from the Moscow,
Former Soviet Union,
Eastern Europe, Europe,
ACT , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Into the Alternate Universe, A. Bertram Chandler , 1964 single work novella science fiction
Practical and hard-headed John Grimes is not the sort to believe in ghosts but he's willing to give psychics a chance when shapely Sonya Verrill, a commander in the Federation Survey Service, proposes a ghost-hunting expedition in the sector around Kinsolving's Planet. Out where the fabric of space wears thin, ships have encountered Rim Ghosts—apparitions of craft and crewmates from alternate universes. When Grimes organizes a séance to make contact, their ship is yanked into an alternate universe, and their only hope of getting home lies in a lost relic - a sleeper ship from the first age of space exploration.
Другая вселенная
(p. 5-110)
Contraband from Otherspace, A. Bertram Chandler , 1966 single work novella science fiction

Grimes and Sonya embark on a wholly different adventure: marriage. But running their own little shipping company takes a back seat to danger when a distress call leads the pair to an alien ship from an alternate universe—a ship carrying contraband from otherspace— mutant rats which evolved to rule their universe...and threaten to breakthrough to ours. This deadly cargo threatens to sheer through the fabric of reality, like a knife through soft butter.

Контрабанда из иного мира
(p. 111-206)
Alternate Orbits, A. Bertram Chandler , 1971 selected work short story
Alternate Orbits, also published as Commodore of the Sea, is a four-story collection from the John Grimes/Rim Worlds series, comprising 'Hall of Fame' (1969, aka 'The Kinsolving's Planet Irregulars'), 'The Sister Ships' (1971), 'The Man Who Sailed the Sky' (1971), and 'The Rub' (1970).
Запасные орбиты
(p. 207-356)
Rendezvous on a Lost World, A. Bertram Chandler , 1961 single work novella
'His was a dream few spaceman ever saw come true. In a second-hand, obsolete space ship, Kemp and his three comrades took off determined to set up a shuttle service between the planets at the rim of the galaxy. But trouble - in the form of two lost colonies, one inhabited by giant mechanical insects and the other by the descendants of a murderous pirate - threatened. Kemps crew began to wonder: just how much will one man sacrifice to realize a dream.'

Встречи в затерянном море
(p. 357-458)
The Hamelin Plague, A. Bertram Chandler , 1963 single work novel science fiction

'It began with a few small items in the newspapers - dead dogs and cats, a mutilated child, a series of unexplained fires. Then suddenly it exploded into a full sized catastrophe.

Huge mutants - half rat, half man - began to take over the world, stealing children for slaves and destroying their populations.

Dr. Theodore Piper had been experimenting with a sonic death ray. Could he find a way to stop the spreading horror of invasion?' (

Гаммельнская чума (Gammel'nskaya Plague)
(p. 459-570)
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.

(p. 573-584)
It Started with Sputnik, A. Bertram Chandler , 1958 single work short story science fiction (p. 585-590)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Russian
      • Publisher: ACT
      Former Soviet Union,
      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      ACT , 2004 .
      Extent: 590p.
      ISBN: 5170250487, 5966001936
Last amended 28 Feb 2012
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