John W. Campbell Books In Order

Aarn Munro Books In Publication Order

  1. The Mightiest Machine (1934)
  2. The incredible planet (1949)

Arcot, Wade and Morey Books In Publication Order

  1. The Black Star Pas*ses (1930)
  2. Islands of Space (1956)
  3. Invaders from the Infinite (1961)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Ultimate Weapon (1936)
  2. Who Goes There? (1938)
  3. The Moon is Hell! (1950)
  4. Cloak of Aesir (1952)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Frozen Hell (2019)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. The Best of John W. Campbell (1973)
  2. The Space Beyond (1976)
  3. A New Dawn (2003)
  4. Cosmic Kill & Beyond the End of Space (2014)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. The Essential Surrealism (2002)

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John W. Campbell Books Overview

The Mightiest Machine

A million light years from Earth, one solitary experimental spaceship floated amidst a vast fleet of strange starships, hurtled into the unmapped void by a revolutionary new concept in space mechanics!

The Black Star Pas*ses


A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention…

First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets…

The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System…

These were the three challenges that tested the skill and minds of the brilliant team of scientist astronauts Arcot, Wade, and Morey. Their initial adventures are a classic of science fiction which first brought the name of their author, John W. Campbell, Jr., into prominence as a master of the inventive imagination long before he became the editor of Astounding/Analog and changed the field of science fiction forever!

Islands of Space

As Earth’s faster than light spaceship hung in the void between galaxies, Arcot, Wade, Morey and Fuller could see below them, like a vast shining horizon, the mass of stars that formed their own island universe. Morey worked a moment with his slide rule, then said, ‘We made good time! Twenty nine light years in ten seconds! Yet you had it on at only half power…
.’ Arcot pushed the control lever all the way to full power. The ship filled with the strain of flowing energy, and sparks snapped in the air of the control room as they raced at an inconceivable speed through the darkness of intergalactic space. But suddenly, far off to their left and far to their right, they saw two shining ships paralleling their course! They held grimly to the course of the Earth ship, bracketing it like an official guard. The Earth scientists stared at them in wonder. ‘Lord,’ muttered Morey, ‘where can they have come from?’

Invaders from the Infinite

Invaders from the Infinite

The alien spaceship was unthinkably huge, enormously powerful, apparently irresistible. It came from the void and settled on Earth, striking awe into the hearts of all who saw it. Its burden, however, was not conquest but a call for help!

First contact was a job for the brilliant team of scientists, Arcot, Wade, and Morey,explorers of the Islands of Space. And what they learned was an offer of an alliance against an invading foe so powerful that no known force could turn them back!

John W. Campbell’s Invaders from the Infinite is a veritable odyssey of the universe, exploring world after world, and uncovering cosmic secret after cosmic secret. Here is a classic novel of super science that may never be surpassed.

The Ultimate Weapon


The star Mira was unpredictably variable. Sometimes it was blazing, brilliant and hot. Other times it was oddly dim, cool, shedding little warmth on its many planets. Gresth Gkae, leader of the Mirans, was seeking a better star, one to which his ‘people’ could migrate. That star had to be steady, reliable, with a good planetary system. And in his astronomical searching, he found Sol.

With hundreds of ships, each larger than whole Terrestrial spaceports, and traveling faster than the speed of light, the Mirans set out to move in to Solar regions and take over.

And on Earth there was nothing which would be capable of beating off this incredible armada — until Buck Kendall stumbled upon The Ultimate Weapon.

Who Goes There?

Who Goes There??’: The novella that formed the basis of ‘The Thing’ is the John W. Campbell classic about an antarctic research camp that discovers and thaws the ancient body of a crash landed alien. The creature revives with terrifying consequences, shape shifting to assume the exact form of animal and man, alike. Paranoia ensues as a band of frightened men work to discern friend from foe, and destroy the menace before it challenges all of humanity! The story, hailed as ‘one of the finest science fiction novellas ever written’ by the SF Writers of America, is best known to fans as THE THING it was the basis of Howard Hawks’ The Thing From Another World in 1951, and John Carpenter’s The Thing in 1982. With new Introduction by William F. Nolan, Logan’s Run, and his never before published, suspenseful Screen Treatment written for Universal Studios in 1978, this is the must have edition for scifi and horror fans!

The Best of John W. Campbell

THE VISIONS OF JOHN W. CAMPBELLHere are the finest stories by the man who almost single handedly created modern science fiction the writer who taught a generation to dream…
and to write of all possible futures. TWILIGHTHe was a mere hitchhiker now, but he had once seen the far, far future…
and had returned to mourn what he had seen!THE MACHINEThe machine was ultimately benevolent…
so benevolent that it gave mankind the ultimate but most unwanted gift!FORGETFULNESSThey were like children in the museum of Earth’s glorious past…
children who had forgotten so much, but whose powers were those of gods!And the classic that was to become the movie THE THING: WHO GOES THERE?The Thing was the most dreadful threat men had ever faced…
a creature that could be any one or all of them!And many more!

A New Dawn

Contains all of John W. Campbell’s Don A Stuart stories.

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