The Outer Reaches

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The Outer Reaches
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author edited by August Derleth
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Pellegrini & Cudahy
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 342 pp

The Outer Reaches is an anthology of science fiction stories edited by August Derleth. It was first published by Pellegrini & Cudahy in 1951. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy & Science Fiction, Astounding Stories, Blue Book, Maclean's, Worlds Beyond, Amazing Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Thrilling Wonder Stories and Galaxy Science Fiction or in the anthology Invasion from Mars.

According to Derleth, the stories were selected as "favorites" by the authors involved, who provide short explanations for their choices. P. Schuyler Miller, although noting the stories "aren't all deathless prose," characterized them as "examples of the editor's good taste in writers and the authors' good taste in the difficult job of screening their own writings."[1]



  1. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, May 1952, p.161