Kaldar—World of Antares

Kaldar—World of Antares

Introduction by Ray Bradbury
Cover Art by

ISBN-13 9781893887015


We recently unearthed a carton of KALDAR—WORLD OF ANTARES signed by artist Jon Arfstom (during his 2002 PulpCon appearance). We are making three (3) of these available at $300 (net to all) each with FREE shipping in the USA.

A collection of three stories form the fragile pulp pages of Magic Carpet and Weird Tales magazines.

Stuart Merrick—selected by a secret cadre of scientists–is sent on a journey to the distant world of Kaldar, planet of the Great Red Sun Antares. There, Merrick is hailed as a ruler of men—the Chan of Corla—in a world stocked with danger and adventure.

Merrick must protect his city on a planet filled with treason and desire as bizarre monsters and cruel overlords threaten the safety of the humans.

This first edition of Edmond Hamilton’s KALDAR—WORLD OF ANTARES, features original artwork by 1940′s Weird Tales illustrator Jon Arfstrom and a loving introduction by longtime Hamilton friend, Ray Bradbury. Also included is an autobiographical article by Hamilton from the January 1934 fanzine, Fantasy Magazine.

Measuring 6″ x 9.25″ and 240 pages, KALDAR is printed on 100# Mohawk vellum and bound in Holliston Black Novelex with a spine stamping designed to match the Arkham House editions of Robert E. Howard’s Skullface and Others and William Hope Hodgson’s The House on the Borderlands. (Why, you ask? No special reason except that it looks cool.)

Dustjacket: The first-state dustjacket for KALDAR was trimmed to the proper size but has a matte-lamination. Each copy of KALDAR was shipped without protective shrink-wrap from the printer and the black ink on the dustjacket scuffs too easily and mars the finish. The printer printed a second jacket with the proper lamination.

Customers who order, or have ordered KALDAR—WORLD OF ANTARES are entitled to both states of the dustjacket for KALDAR. Contact us to see if your book was sent with each state of the dustjacket.

"Introduction" by Ray Bradbury
"Kaldar, World of Antares" (Magic Carpet, Apr '33)
"Snake-Men of Kaldar" (Magic Carpet, Oct '33)
The Great Brain of Kaldar (Weird Tales, Dec '35)
"Afterword" by Edmond Hamilton (Fantasy Magazine, Jan '34)


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(October 21, 1904 – February 1, 1977) A popular author of science fiction stories and novels during the mid-twentieth century. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was raised there and in nearby New Castle, Pennsylvania. Something of a child prodigy, he graduated high school and started college (Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania) at the age of 14–but [...]

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