The Rim of the Unknown

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The Rim of the Unknown
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Dust-jacket illustration by Herb Arnold for The Rim of the Unknown
Author Frank Belknap Long
Cover artist Herb Arnold
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy, Horror, Science fiction short stories
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 291 pp

The Rim of the Unknown is a collection of stories by author Frank Belknap Long. It was released in 1972 and was the author's second collection of stories published by Arkham House. It was published in an edition of 3,650 copies.


The Rim of the Unknown contains the following stories:

  1. "The Spiral Intelligence"
  2. "The World of Wulkins"
  3. "The Man With a Thousand Legs"
  4. "Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall"
  5. "Guest in the House"
  6. "The Trap"
  7. "Fuzzy Head"
  8. "The House of Rising Winds"
  9. "Mr. Caxton Draws a Martian Bird"
  10. "The Critters"
  11. "The Cottage"
  12. "The Man from Time"
  13. "Cones"
  14. "Preview"
  15. "Lesson in Survival"
  16. "Good to be a Martian"
  17. "Filch"
  18. "Little Men of Space"
  19. "The Spectacles"
  20. "Man of Distinction"
  21. "The Great Cold"
  22. "Green Glory"
  23. "The Last Men"


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