People of the Comet

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Not to be confused with either the 1932 film or the 2003 film titled The Blind Spot.
People of the Comet
People of the comet.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Austin Hall
Illustrator R. K. Murphy
Cover artist Jack Gaughan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Griffin Publishing Company
Publication date
Pages 131
OCLC 6411492

People of the Comet is a science fiction novel by Austin Hall. It was first published in book form in 1948 by Griffin Publishing Company in an edition of 900 copies. The novel was originally serialized in two parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in September 1923. The author's own title for the novel was Hop O' My Thumb.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel concerns super-beings who reveal that our solar system is an atom in a larger universe.

Publication history[edit]

  • 1923, US, Weird Tales, Pub date September 1923, magazine serialization in 2 parts
  • 1948, US, Griffin Publishing Company OCLC 6411492, Pub date 1948, Hardback, first book publication
  • 1950, Belgium, comics magazine Bravo, Pub date 23 November 1950, magazine, as La comète rouge. Serial. Digest in French of the original text.


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 823. 
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 202. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.