Interplanetary Hunter

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Interplanetary Hunter
Interplanetary hunter.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Arthur K. Barnes
Cover artist W. I. van der Poel and Ed Emshwiller
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
1956
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 231 pp
OCLC 2270591

Interplanetary Hunter is a 1956 collection of science fiction short stories by Arthur K. Barnes. It was first published by Gnome Press in 1956 in an edition of 4,000 copies, and later reissued in paperback by Ace Books in 1972. German editions appeared in 1957, and an Italian edition in 1981. An expanded e-book edition, including all nine stories featuring the title character, appeared in 2009 as The Complete Interplanetary Huntress.[1]

The collection contains stories about Barnes' character Gerry Carlyle. The stories all originally appeared in the magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories under different titles.

Galaxy reviewer Floyd C. Gale reported that, despite the stories' age, they remained "surprisingly readable."[2] Anthony Boucher found the stories to be "a good deal of innocent fun" despite being "old-fashioned."[3] P. Schuyler Miller similarly found the collection to be "pure entertainment," characterizing the stories as "old-line space melodramas . . . good fun in their time, and popular, but by no means outstanding." Miller also praised the Emshwiller illustrations for the individual stories.[4]

Contents[edit]

  • "Venus"
  • "Jupiter"
  • "Neptune"
  • "Almussen’s Comet"
  • "Saturn"

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISFDB bibliography
  2. ^ "Galaxy's 5 Star Shelf", Galaxy Science Fiction, July 1955, p.102
  3. ^ "Recommended Reading", F&SF, November 1956, p.100.
  4. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Stories, October 1956, p.154.