Title: The Sun Maker

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Title: The Sun Maker Title Record # 57688
Author: Jack Williamson
Date: 1940-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Language: English
Synopsis: A mysterious anomaly enters the solar system and prevents solar energy from reaching the earth. Human civilization retreats underground to be powered by tiny solar reactions inside tiny universes of compressed space until things return to normal. A scientist discovers that gravity has also been blocked and the sun is now out of reach. His further explorations discover that a long vanished advanced reptilian civilization had followed a similar path when a similar anomaly led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, and their superior technology can be adapted to save mankind.
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Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Nominations Below Cutoff 2016 Retro Hugo Best Novella

Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1940 1940-06-00 ed. Mort Weisinger Better Publications, Inc.   $0.15 132 pulp mag Howard V. Brown Checkmark
The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction: 10 Complete Short Novels 1954-05-00 ed. Leo Margulies, Oscar J. Friend Merlin Press   $3.95 xii+
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hc anth Checkmark
Race to the Stars 1958-10-00 ed. Leo Margulies, Oscar J. Friend Crest Books / Fawcett Publications #s245 $0.35 224 pb anth Stanley Meltzoff Checkmark
Gateway to Paradise 2008-08-00 Jack Williamson Haffner Press 978-1-893887-27-5 $40.00 xviii+
571
hc coll Rudolph Belarski Checkmark
Gateway to Paradise 2008-08-00 Jack Williamson Haffner Press 978-1-893887-28-2 $125.00 xviii+
571
hc coll Rudolph Belarski  
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