"The Second Solution"
Short Fiction 1942 7,063 words
Part of the
Rull & Ezwal Series
1 —     "The First Rull" 1978
2 —     "Cooperate or Else" 1942
3 —     "The Second Solution" 1942
4 —     "The Rull" 1948

The three Rull & Ezral stories from the 1940s were incorporated into the fix-up novel The War Against the Rull (1959), where they were accompanied by the previously-unrelated Yevd stories.

"The First Rull" is a prequel story that was first published in the collection Pendulum (1978), and later included as part of the Tor edition of The War Against the Rull.



original version


adapted for fix-up novel
Included In
Away and Beyond 1952
Futures Past 1999
Transgalactic 2006
The War Against the Rull 1959
Astounding Science Fiction magazine
1942 October Street & Smith
bedsheet Vol 30, No 2 132 pages $0.25

cover art by
A. von Munchhausen

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Cover image: Walwyn
Illustration image: Walwyn
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