Hail the King of Stars! "Epic . . . lyrical . . . conceived on the grand scale," says the New York Herald Tribune. "Star-spinning allure," says The Washington Post. To which we add: "As adventurous and amazement-producing today as the day it was written." Edmond Hamilton literally created space opera—and the flat-out weird, high-baroque far future that defines the genre. (Okay, to be truthful, we'd say he created it together with E.E. "Doc" Smith.) Yet, as formative as Hamilton's novels were, there's a richness in the world-creating combined with a sometimes downright cynical voice that keeps his tales as fresh today as ever. "Edmond Hamilton's 'The Man Who Evolved' was the first science fiction short story to permanently impress me," Isaac Asimov famously remarked. What was it that put a permanent dint in the young Asimov's mind The ideas, of course! A city blasted by a doomsday bomb into the unimaginable future—where humans must fare for themselves on a burnt-out husk of a planet! An alien archaeological site on the Moon decoded—and a galactic secret revealed. A fighter pilot drawn into Norse myth for a decidedly noir take on Ragnarok! And the wonder-inducing concepts keep coming and coming! These are the great Hamilton "stand-alone" novels. This mega-volume includes: The Haunted Stars The Valley of Creation The Star of Life City at World's End Doomstar Yank at Valhalla The Sun Smasher Fugitive of the Stars Featuring art by Doug Chaffee, the entire mega-volume will be released September 15th, 2008. It will be available in the reader-friendly, unencrypted formats Webscriptions is known for. For the next 3 months, the "Best of the Rest of Hamilton" compilation will go for $20. Then the e-volume dissolves and individual ebook titles go for $4 each. No shipping fees. No dead tree crumble. Welcome, traveler. Fate has landed you in the near-unimaginable future!