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Pen names: Paul W. Fairman, Charles Satterfield, Eric Van Lhin, Philip St. John

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"And It Comes Out Here"
© Galaxy, Feb 1951
Mortals and Monsters, 1965
russ. as "I Snova V Put"
--/ cool sf story

"And the Truth"
(also as "Dead Ringer")
© Galaxy, Nov 1956
Mortals and Monsters, 1965

"Dark Mission"
© Astounding, Jun 1940
And Some Were Human, 1948
--/ cool sf story

"The Day Is Done"
© Astounding, May 1939
And Some Were Human, 1948
--/ cool sf story

"Dead Ringer"
(also as "And the Truth")
© Galaxy, Nov 1956
Mortals and Monsters, 1965

"Earthbound"
© Galaxy, Aug 1963

"Evensong"
© Dangerous Visions, 1967

"The Faithful"
© Astounding, Apr 1938
And Some Were Human, 1948
Early Del Rey, 1975
--short fiction : 1971 Astounding/Analog All-Time Poll /19 (tie)
--/ cool sf story

"Habit"
© Astounding Stories, Nov 1939
Early Del Rey, 1975

"Helen O'Loy"
© Astounding, Dec 1938
And Some Were Human, 1948
--short fiction : 1971 Astounding/Analog All-Time Poll /4
--short story : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /30 (tie)

--/ third place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


"Idealist"
© Star Science Fiction # 1, 1953
also in - New Worlds, Jun 1954
--/ third place apocalyptic sf story
--/ adventure award
--/ emotion award
--/ shock value
--/ rare find


"Instinct"
© Astounding, Jan 1952
Mortals and Monsters, 1965
--Groff Conkin's story selection
--/ fourth place robot sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award

"Into Thy Hands"
© Astounding, Aug 1945
Robots and Changelings, 1957
--novelette : 1996 Retro Hugo
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


"Kindness"
© Astounding Stories, 1944
Robots and Changelings, 1957
--/ cool sf story

"The Luck of Ignatz" (nv)
© Astounding Stories, Aug 1939
And Some Were Human, 1948

"The Man without a Planet" (nv)
(also as "Siege Perilous")
(with Paul W. Fairman)
© 1966, Lancer Books
--/ cool sf novel

"No More Stars"
(also as "The Sky Is Falling")
(as Charles Satterfield)
© 1954, Beyond
Galaxy Maga-book # 1, 1959

"Police Your Planet" (nv)
(as Eric van Lhin)
© 1956, Science Fiction Adventures

"Psalm" - poem
© 6th Annual Year's Best SF, 1960

"Return Engagement"
© Galaxy, Aug 1961
Mortals & Monsters, 1965
--/ cool time sf story

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"Siege Perilous" (nv)
(also as "The Man without a Planet")
(with Paul W. Fairman)
© 1966, Lancer Books
--/ cool sf novel

A disabled man has to stand watch and fend off lots of malicious enemies on a space station. Forgettable. (maybe larger part was written by Paul W. Fairman than Del Rey? I know I am bad.)
review: 11-Jul-06 (read in 1988)

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"The Sky Is Falling" (nv)
(also as "No More Stars")
(as Charles Satterfield)
© 1954, Beyond
Galaxy Maga-book # 1, 1959
novel: Ace Double, 1973

"The Smallest God"
© Astounding, Jan 1940
The Early Del Rey: Vol 1, 1975
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award: self-discovery
--/ humour award
--/ style award

"Stacked Deck"
© Amazing Stories, Nov 1952
Amazing Stories, Dec 1967
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find


"Unreasonable Facsimile"
© Future, Jul 1952
Early del Rey, 1975

"Unto Him That Hath"
(as Philip St. John)
© Space Science Fiction, 1952

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"The Wind Between The Worlds"
© Galaxy, Mar 1951
Early Del Rey, 1975
--/ cool sf story

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"The Wings of Night"
© Astounding, Mar 1942
And Some Were Human, 1948

"The Years Draw Nigh''
© Astounding, Oct 1951
Mortals and Monsters, 1965
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ style award

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