One Man's Ambition single work   short story   science fiction  
Alternative title: What Would You Do?
Issue Details: First known date: 1958 1958
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'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)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Amazing Stories vol. 32 no. 2 February 1958 Z1902791 1958 periodical issue 1958 pg. 45-47
  • Appears in:
    y 101 Science Fiction Stories The Giant Book of Science Fiction Stories Martin H. Greenberg (editor), Charles G. Waugh (editor), Jenny-Lynn Waugh (editor), New York (City) : Avenel Books , 1986 Z1902801 1986 anthology short story science fiction New York (City) : Avenel Books , 1986 pg. 439-442
  • Appears in:
    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. 97-99
    Note: As What Would You Do?
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