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Alternative title: Late Arrival
Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 Late
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'It was jokingly said that he would be late for his own funeral, but Jelks was the kind of technician who was methodical in everything he did. He was the logical operator, for instance to send as observer on the space platform. Unfortunately there was just one thing he missed...' (

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Science Fantasy vol. 5 no. 13 1955 Z1668085 1955 periodical issue 1955 pg. 58-67
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    y separately published work icon Man : Australian Magazine for Men vol. 38 no. 6 November 1955 Z1709190 1955 periodical issue 1955 pg. 4-7, 94-97
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    y separately published work icon Imaginative Tales vol. 3 no. 2 March 1956 Z1688077 1956 periodical issue 1956 pg. 56-66
    Note: Published as "Late Arrival"
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    y separately published work icon SF : Author's Choice - Volume 2 Harry Harrison (editor), New York (City) : Berkley Medallion Books , 1970 Z1826422 1970 anthology short story science fiction New York (City) : Berkley Medallion Books , 1970
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    y separately published work icon Beyond Tomorrow : An Anthology of Modern Science Fiction Lee Harding (editor), Melbourne : Wren , 1976 Z517354 1976 anthology No single volume could hope to do justice to the wide variety of science fiction now being published throughout the world. In Beyond Tomorrow I have brought together some of the finest contemporary writing from England and America, and combined it with a selection of Australian stories, demonstrating that there are a number of writers in this country already experienced in the difficult art of writing science fiction.

    Recent years have witnessed an astonishing flowering of the genre in places as wide afield as Poland, Japan, Russia and South America, to mention only a few. Only a small proportion of this interesting new work has so far been made available in translation, and in some cases rights have proven difficult to obtain. These problems will be solved in time, and I like to think that future publications of this nature will include a representative selection of these important new voices.

    [Source: Beyond Tomorrow, Wren hardback edition]
    London : New English Library , 1977
    pg. 173-184
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