Bio: Stanley Mullen (1911-73)began selling stories in 1948, in his late 30s and stopped a decade later in 1958 due to health and changing markets, after publishing forty some stories and his only novel, Kinsmen of the Dragon. Although the majority of his stories were colorful pulp action yarns published in Planet Stories, he occasionally wrote a more carefully controlled serious piece for Astounding and contributed dark fantasy to Weird Tales and Fantastic Stories. His most popular story was "Space to Swing a Cat," which appeared in the June 1958 issue of Astounding, and was nominated for the 1959 Hugo Award for best sf short story. His only other book, a collection of weird tales, was published in a limited edition as Moonfoam and Sorceries.
His Co-pilot Was A Humanoid Cat! Nominated for the 1959 Hugo Award. Space pilot Arnold Brook thought he could handle everything. Until he saw his new co-pilot. Brook hated cats, and now he had to work with an intelligent mutated feline! Don't miss this enthralling novelette from Analog/Astounding Science Fiction in 1958. Nominated for the 1959 Hugo Award. A Futures-Past Dwarf-Star Classic Novelette.
Science Against Sorcery from Another Dimension! From Hugo Award nominee Stanley Mullen comes this classic novel of dimensional warfare. Annwyn, the underworld of Celtic myth lies side-by-side with Earth on another plane. When Franchard, the Black Archdruid, servant of the Demon God, Ytal, discovers the portal to our world, he plots to conquer both worlds by spreading his dark cult on Earth. Fueled by real miracles worked by blackest sorcery, Franchard's Dragon cult soon has recruits by the thous... more info>>
Contains Never-Reprinted Hugo Nominee Novelette! This first-ever collection of novelettes by 1950s pulp master Stanley Mullen's science fiction contains his 1959 Hugo nominee, "Space to Swing a Cat." It also contains a rare treat for all aficionados of science fantasy: five novelettes sharing the same background or "future history." Common elements in these stories are the planet Venus, seen as a dustbowl caused by an ancient atomic war, with life surviving mostly in the Tihar Forest. This myste... more info>>