"The Great Engine"
Short Fiction 1943 13,500 words
Part of the
Pendrake Series
1 —     "The Great Engine" 1943
2 —     "The Beast" 1943

These two stories formed the basis of the novel The Beast (1963) [aka Moonbeast], along with a non-series work The Changeling (1944)

Versions

1943

original version

1963

adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
Away and Beyond 1952
The Beast 1963
Moonbeast 1969
Transfinite: The Essential A.E. van Vogt 2003
English
Astounding Science Fiction magazine
1943 July Street & Smith
pulp Vol 31, No 5 164 pages $0.25

cover art by
William Timmins

Table of Contents

First appearance

3 illustrations by
E. Fax

Cover & other images: other
Illustration images: other
Data: Walwyn