Beachheads in Space

Beachheads in Space is an anthology of science fiction stories edited by American writer August Derleth. It was first published by Pellegrini & Cudahy in 1952. Many of the stories had originally appeared in the magazines Astounding Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction Adventures, Amazing Stories, Startling Stories, Weird Tales, Planet Stories and Blue Book. Seven of the stories were reprinted again in Derleth's 1964 anthology From Other Worlds.

Beachheads in Space
Beachheads in space
Dust-jacket from the first edition
EditorAugust Derleth
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherPellegrini & Cudahy
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pagesxii, 320



P. Schuyler Miller reported Beachheads in Space to be "a well-done theme collection," saying it was "better than anyone would have thought could still be dredged out of the old files."[1]


  1. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, November 1953, pp.147-48


  • Contento, William G. "Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections". Archived from the original on 22 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-07.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. pp. 138–139. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.
Animals That Swim

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August Derleth

August William Derleth (February 24, 1909 – July 4, 1971) was an American writer and anthologist. Though best remembered as the first book publisher of the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, and for his own contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos and the Cosmic Horror genre, as well as his founding of the publisher Arkham House (which did much to bring supernatural fiction into print in hardcover in the US that had only been readily available in the UK), Derleth was a leading American regional writer of his day, as well as prolific in several other genres, including historical fiction, poetry, detective fiction, science fiction, and biography.

A 1938 Guggenheim Fellow, Derleth considered his most serious work to be the ambitious Sac Prairie Saga, a series of fiction, historical fiction, poetry, and non-fiction naturalist works designed to memorialize life in the Wisconsin he knew. Derleth can also be considered a pioneering naturalist and conservationist in his writing.

Breeds There a Man...?

"Breeds There a Man...?" is a science fiction short story by American writer Isaac Asimov. It was first published in the June 1951 issue of Astounding and was reprinted in science fiction anthologies such as Beachheads in Space (1952) and The Great SF Stories #13 (1951) (published in 1985), as well as in Asimov-only collections such as Through a Glass, Clearly (1967), Nightfall and Other Stories (1969). and Robot Dreams (1986).

Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award

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From Other Worlds

From Other Worlds is an anthology of science fiction stories edited by American writer August Derleth. It was first published by Four Square Books in 1964. The anthology contains seven stories from Derleth's earlier anthology, Beachheads in Space. The stories had originally appeared in the magazines Astounding Stories, Amazing Stories, Startling Stories, Weird Tales and Planet Stories.

Workshy (album)

Workshy is the debut full-length album by British alternative rock band Animals That Swim, released on Elemental Records in the UK in 1994 and on big PoP Records in the US in 1996. The NME placed Workshy at number 15 in its’ year-end list of the Top 50 Albums of 1994.

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