Haffner Press Seeks Hamilton Pre-Orders

Stephen Haffner of the Haffner Press has moved the launch of The Collected Edmond Hamilton (2 vol.) and The Collected Captain Future to May 1, in time for the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. He says it took a little more time to assemble the last of the ephemera needed to complete the first three volumes, which will go to the printer at the end of February.

A compelling reason to order these three volumes well in advance of publication is that Haffner will throw in a facsimile of Edmond Hamilton’s first “book,” The Metal Giants.” This fragile 40-page rarity was an early mimeograph effort by Jerry Siegel (co-creator of Superman) and was advertised as available in Science Fiction Digest, October 1932.

You know there has to be something to this Captain Future stuff – Bob Tucker ran Leo Margulies’ long letter plugging the Captain’s magazine in a 1939 issue of Le Zombie.

Something else you can order at the Haffner Press site is the $150 signed/slipcased edition of The Worlds of Jack Williamson. There are just 75 copies available of – don’t say you weren’t warned.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]

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