Strange Ports of Call

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Strange Ports of Call
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author edited by August Derleth
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Pellegrini & Cudahy
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 393 pp

Strange Ports of Call is an anthology of science fiction stories edited by August Derleth. It was first published by Pellegrini & Cudahy in 1948. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines Blue Book, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Science and Invention, Astounding Stories, Coronet, The New Review, The Black Cat, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Wonder Stories, Comet, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Weekly and Planet Stories.



Theodore Sturgeon, reviewing the volume for Astounding Science Fiction, described it as "the most unusual science-fiction anthology to have been published to date." He noted that editor Derleth had designed the book "to present stories in the field which are good literary writing, and which have good writing's prime requisite, real characters."[1]


  1. ^ "Book Review", Astounding Science Fiction, November 1948, pp.105-06.