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The Best of Raymond Z. Gallun

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Raymond Z. Gallun, The Quiet Revolutionary · John J. Pierce · in
· Old Faithful [Old Faithful] · nv Astounding Dec ’34
· Derelict · ss Astounding Oct ’35
· Davey Jones’ Ambassador · nv Astounding Dec ’35
· Godson of Almarlu · na Astounding Oct ’36
· A Menace in Miniature · ss Astounding Oct ’37
· Seeds of the Dusk · nv Astounding Jun ’38
· Hotel Cosmos · ss Astoun
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 12th 1978 by Del Rey
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The first story in this book is "Old Faithful," which appeared in Astounding Stories in 1934. It invites comparison and contrast with H.G. Wells's highly influential "War of the Worlds."

In Gallun's story, a single Martian succeeds in communicating, through pulses of light, with three people who run an observatory on Earth. The Martians are in a sorry plight, and Number 774 has been informed that his time is up. On account of limited resources, Martians execute anyone who isn't making a signific
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Aka William Callahan, Arthur Allport.

Raymond Zinke Gallun (March 22, 1911 - April 2, 1994) was an early science fiction writer.

Gallun (rhymes with "balloon") was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He lived a drifter's existence, working a multitude of jobs around the world in the years leading up to World War II. He sold many popular stories to pulp magazines in the 1930s. "Old Faithful" (1934) was hi
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