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Finishing Touch single work   short story   science fiction  
Alternative title: Doom Satellite
Issue Details: First known date: 1952... 1952 Finishing Touch
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'They were on their way to Mars, beyond the pull of gravity, but within the grasp of hate' (

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon New Worlds vol. 6 no. 16 July 1952 Z1682523 1952 periodical issue science fiction 1952 pg. 86-93
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Man : Australian Magazine for Men July 1952 Z1702081 1952 periodical issue 1952 pg. 20-26
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Imagination vol. 4 no. 4 May 1953 Z1750653 1953 periodical issue 1953 pg. 118-129
    Note: As 'Doom Satellite'.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 237-244
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