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The Kinsolving's Planet Irregulars single work   short story   science fiction  
Alternative title: Hall of Fame
Issue Details: First known date: 1969... 1969 The Kinsolving's Planet Irregulars
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Kinsolving's Planet on the rim of space where the fabric of time and is stretched almost to bursting. Should John Grimes be surprised to meet...Sherlock Holmes? Lady Chatterly? Tarzan and Jane? A. Bertram Chandler??


  • Originally published as 'Kinsolving's Planet Irregulars' in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1969, the story was later included in the Alternate Orbits collection under the title 'Hall of Fame.' For the1990 From Sea to Shining Star collection it was again published on its own as 'Kinsolving's Planet Irregulars.'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Galaxy Science Fiction vol. 28 no. 5 July 1969 Z1665057 1969 periodical issue science fiction 1969 pg. 119-153
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Alternate Orbits / The Dark Dimensions A. Bertram Chandler , New York (City) : Ace Books , 1971 Z1838681 1971 selected work novella science fiction New York (City) : Ace Books , 1971 pg. 5-38

    As 'Hall of Fame'.

  • 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. 277-301
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