Venus Equilateral (collection)

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Venus Equilateral
Venus equilateral.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author George O. Smith
Illustrator Sol Levin
Cover artist George O. Smith
Country United States
Language English
Series Venus Equilateral
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Prime Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 455 pp
OCLC 1289947

Venus Equilateral is a collection of science fiction short stories by American writer George O. Smith. The stories belong to Smith's Venus Equilateral series. The collection was first published in 1947 by Prime Press in an edition of 3,000 copies. "Mad Holiday" was written for this collection. The other stories first appeared in the magazine Astounding.


  • Introduction, by John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • "QRM—Interplanetary"
  • "Calling the Empress"
  • "Recoil"
  • "Off the Beam"
  • "The Long Way"
  • "Beam Pirate"
  • "Firing Line"
  • "Special Delivery"
  • "Pandora’s Millions"
  • "Mad Holiday"
  • "The External Triangle"
  • "Epilogue: Identity"



  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 530. 
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 400. ISBN 0-911682-22-8. 

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