WorldCat Identities

Leinster, Murray 1896-1975

Works: 246 works in 658 publications in 7 languages and 7,401 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3519.E648, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Murray Leinster
Space platform by Murray Leinster( )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reach for the Stars: We now accept space travel as a reality, but what of a city in space, built on an ever suspended platform? When young Joe Kenmore came to the little desert town of Bootstrap to install pilot gyros in the top secret Space Platform project he hadn't bargained on sabotage or murder or love. But Joe soon learned that ruthless agents were determined to wreck the project
The forgotten planet by Murray Leinster( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an experiment gone wrong--a planet seeded with primitive bacterial, plant, and insect life forms, then forgotten until a spaceship crash-lands, stranding its crew. The crew must fight to survive in a savage nightmare world
Worlds of wonder : sixteen tales of science fiction by Harry Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Runaway Skyscraper by Murray Leinster( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take an unexpected trip into the past in this gem of golden-era science fiction from Murray Leinster. On what appears to be an ordinary workday, Arthur Chamberlain, a successful engineer based in Manhattan, notices that the sun appears to be traveling backwards in the sky. Chamberlain is the only person who is able to discern the truth of the situation. Can he devise a solution to reverse it in time to save himself and thousands of his coworkers?
Space tug by Murray Leinster( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronauts constructing the first space platform discover that the enemies who had ruthlessly tried to destroy the space station before it ever left Earth are still at work in the cold darkness of space
Operation outer space by Murray Leinster( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and French and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first interstellar flight is financed by making it into a television show
Great stories of science fiction by Murray Leinster( Book )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1953 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First contacts : the essential Murray Leinster by Murray Leinster( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last space ship by Murray Leinster( Book )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation terror by Murray Leinster( )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1962, Operation Terror is a novel of alien invasion -- about non-human beings landing on Earth with the intent of conquest. It's the story of how we respond to the threat. The hero of the story is Lockley, who suspects that human traitors may be involved in the alien attack and develops a portable device that deflects the alien terror beams with amazing and unforeseen circumstances
This world is taboo by Murray Leinster( )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land on Dara? One might as well commit suicide! Untouchable, like the Darans -- that's what they'd call Calhoun if he broke the quarantine. And they'd wipe him out on sight. But Dara needed him, and that was the kind of challenge this Interstellar Med Serviceman would never dodge
Creatures of the abyss by Murray Leinster( )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murray Leinster was a prolific and outstanding writer of Science fiction. He was born William Fitzgerald Jenkins on June 16, 1896 in Norfolk, Virginia and finished his formal education at the age of 13. With the loss of his father's job and subsequent downturn in the family's fortunes, Leinster would not be able to pursue the career in chemistry that he had longed for. But he would go on to another significant achievement - publishing more than 1, 500 short stories, novellas, and novels in his lifetime. As well as science fiction, Leinster wrote love stories, murder mysteries, adventure stories, westerns, fantasy, television and film scripts, and mainstream fiction. Leinster wrote variously over the years as Will F. Jenkins (mostly for mainstream magazines such as Colliers or The Saturday Evening Post), Murray Leinster (mostly for sci-fi), William F. Jenkins, William Fitzgerald, and even as Louisa Carter Lee for romance novels and potboilers. Leinster was definitely a renaissance man of words and ideas. But he is remembered for his remarkable prescience and vision in the sci-fi genre, especially around innovations in science and communications technologies
Scrimshaw by Murray Leinster( )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced mining operation on the Moon is the backdrop for a series of bold attempted heists in this suspenseful tale from science fiction master Murray Leinster. The victim, left for dead, is beginning to recall details of the crime. Will the perpetrators be brought to justice? Read "Scrimshaw" to find out
Aliens : 3 novellas by Murray Leinster( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What will happen when we first encounter sentient beings from outer space? In this action-packed account of first contact between the human denizens of Earth and an alien species, Murray Leinster details the tense early interactions between clashing spaceships. Is long-term coexistence possible?
Talents, incorporated by Murray Leinster( )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the sole survivors of a raid that wiped out virtually his entire planet, Captain Bors is adrift -- literally and figuratively. His encounter with a group of misfits with an unusual assemblage of talents, skills, and superpowers sets his life on a course he never could have imagined. This entertaining and engaging book is sure to please fans of golden-era SF
A matter of importance by Murray Leinster( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobody ever saw the message-torp. It wasn't to be expected. It came in on a course that extended backward to somewhere near the Rift?where there used to be Huks?and for a very, very long way it had traveled as only message-torps do travel. It hopped half a light-year in overdrive, and came back to normality long enough for its photocells to inspect the star-filled universe all about. Then it hopped another half light-year, and so on. For a long, long time it traveled in this jerky fashion. Eventually, moving as it did in the straightest of straight lines, its photocells reported that it neared a star which had achieved first-magnitude brightness. It paused a little longer than usual while its action-circuits shifted. Then it swung to aim for the bright star, which was the sol-type sun Varenga. The torp sped toward it on a new schedule. Its overdrive hops dropped to light-month length. Its pauses in normality were longer. They lasted almost the fiftieth of a second. When Varenga had reached a suitably greater brightness in the message-torp's estimation, it paused long enough to blast out its recorded message. It had been designed for this purpose and no other. Its overdrive hops shortened to one light-hour of distance covered. Regularly, its transmitter flung out a repetition of what it had been sent so far to say. In time it arrived within the limits of the Varenga system. Its hops diminished to light-minutes of distance only. It ceased to correct its course. It hurtled through the orbits of all the planets, uttering silently screamed duplicates of the broadcasts now left behind, to arrive later. It did not fall into the sun, of course. The odds were infinitely against such a happening. It pounded past the sun, shrieking its news, and hurtled on out to the illimitable emptiness beyond. It was still squealing when it went out of human knowledge forever. The state of things was routine. Sergeant Madden had the traffic desk that morning. He would reach retirement age in two more years, and it was a nagging reminder that he grew old. He didn't like it. There was another matter. His son Timmy had a girl, and she was on the way to Varenga IV on the Cerberus, and when she arrived Timmy would become a married man. Sergeant Madden contemplated this prospect. By the time his retirement came up, in the ordinary course of events he could very well be a grandfather. He was unable to imagine it. He rumbled to himself. The telefax hummed and ejected a sheet of paper on top of other sheets in the desk's "In" cubicle. Sergeant Madden glanced absently at it. It was an operations-report sheet, to be referred to if necessary, but otherwise simply to be filed at the end of the day. A voice crackled overhead. "Attention Traffic," said the voice. "The following report has been received and verified as off-planet. Message follows." That voice ceased and was replaced by another, which wavered and wabbled from the electron-spurts normal to solar systems and which make for auroras on planets. "Mayday mayday mayday," said the second voice. "Call for help. Call for help. Ship Cerberus major breakdown overdrive heading Procyron III for refuge. Help urgently needed." There was a pause. "Mayday mayday mayday. Call for help?" Sergeant Madden's face went blank. Timmy's girl was on the Cerberus. Then he growled and riffled swiftly through the operations-report sheets that had come in since his tour of duty began. He found the one he looked for. Yes. Patrolman Timothy Madden was now in overdrive in squad ship 740, delivering the monthly precinct report to Headquarters. He would be back in eight days. Maybe a trifle less, with his girl due to arrive on the Cerberus in nine
Attention Saint Patrick by Murray Leinster( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Attention Saint Patrick," American science fiction writer Murray Leinster cleverly transposes aspects of Irish myth and legend into an intergalactic setting. The inhabitants of a planet known as Eire are battling an infestation of strange creatures known as dinies with an insatiable appetite for infrastructure. Will the far-fetched solution posed by an earthling name Moira solve the problem?
The fourth science fiction megapack : 25 modern and classic science stories( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City on the moon by Murray Leinster( Book )

10 editions published between 1905 and 1995 in English and German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on the moon under anything less than optimal conditions had always been a nightmare, and as Joe Kenmore and his colleague, Moreau, drove back to the City On The Moon on that day the Earth shuttle was due to land, the nearby mountain supporting critical elements of the shuttle's landing mechanisms crumbled causing an avalanche and resulting in chaos. Optimal conditions were no where in sight that day and as Kenmore and Moreau's investigations lead to their conclusion that explosions had been responsible for the avalanche. Now they realized that they were in a race against the clock to restore the landing beam before the shuttle had reached it's point of no return prior to landing. Kenmore had more than strictly humanitarian reasons for wanting to prevent a mishap aboard the shuttle that day, because on this particular mission, Arlene Gray was aboard. Kenmore had been anxiously awaiting her arrival, and while in the scope of things Kenmore's comparatively meaningless love life might hang in the balance, so too did the fate of the Earth and perhaps the universe. Kenmore had a feeling for history and destiny and that was why he had always wanted to be stationed on the moon. This was a time of challenge for both the Earth and Kenmore, the hour when the civilization that he knew would make its most fateful decision. From this point on he knew humanity would either go forward to other planets and stars or the time when his still relatively young race (in galactic terms) would close the doors on further progress and civilization would begin its steady decline. The announcement he awaited would come from the space station, situated in geosynchronous orbit between Earth and the moon. There within The City on the Moon, under conditions of incredible stress, atomic experts labored and toiled over research problems far too dangerous to be undertaken on Earth. The City on the Moon existed for one purpose only: to supply the Space station from the moon rather than Earth. Kenmore, among thousands of others, waited for the critical news; the news that could come about by the potential instantaneous destruction of the station. A "wrong" answer from Earth might very well bring this reality about. To make matters much worse, in the midst of this turmoil there proved to be more sinister powers and forces which did not want to see any solution to further atomic progress or progress among humans, and that opposition expressed itself in simple and unmistakable terms - sabotage
The wailing asteroid by Murray Leinster( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World that Couldn't Be: Gavin Duncan had settled on this distant planet because it was virtually unspoiled and unpopulated by man, making the farming opportunities endless. When something gets into his crops, he decides to track it down, but he has a lot to learn about the wildlife on the planet
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First contacts : the essential Murray Leinster
Operation outer spaceFirst contacts : the essential Murray LeinsterThe last space shipOperation terrorThis world is tabooAliens : 3 novellas
Alternative Names

controlled identityJenkins, Will, 1896-1975

Bolton, Robert W., 1896-1975

Fitzgerald Jenkins William 1896-1975

Fitzgerald, William, 1896-1975

Jenkins, Will

Jenkins, Will 1896-1975

Jenkins, Will F.

Jenkins, Will F., 1896-1975

Jenkins, William F. 1896-1975

Jenkins, William Fitzgerald.

Jenkins, William Fitzgerald 1896-

Jenkins William Fitzgerald 1896-1975

Leinster, Morray.

Leinster, Murray.

Leinster, Murray 1896-1975

Murray Leinster Amerikaans auteur

Murray Leinster auteur de romans et de nouvelles de science-fiction

Murray Leinster autore di fantascienza statunitense

Murray Leinster US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Дженкинс У.Ф

Дженкинс У.Ф. 1896-1975

Маррі Ленстер

Мюррей Лейнстер

מארי לנסטר

مورای لینستر فیلمنامه‌نویس، مخترع، و نویسنده آمریکایی

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