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Destination: Universe! is the second collection of science fiction short stories by Canadian-American writer A. E. van Vogt, published in hardcover by Pellegrini & Cudahy in 1952, and repeatedly reprinted in paperback, by three different publishers, over the next 25 years. The first British edition appeared in 1953, followed by several paperback reprints. A French translation, Destination Univers, was issued in 1973 and reprinted six times over the next 25 years.[1] The collection has also been translated into Swedish (1954, as Destination universum[2]), Portuguese (1960, as Rumo ao Universo[1]) and Romanian (1994, as Destinația univers[3]).

Destination: Universe!
Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorA. E. van Vogt
Cover artistBoris Dolgov
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherPellegrini & Cudahy
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pagesxv + 295



P. Schuyler Miller reviewed the collection favorably, singling out "Far Centaurus" as "unforgettable and unforgotten."[5]


  1. ^ a b "Bibliography: Destination: Universe!". ISFDB. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Destination universum". WorldCat. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Destinația univers". WorldCat. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  4. ^ Contento, William G. (26 January 2008). "Destination: Universe! (Pellegrini Cudahy, 1952, $3.50, 309pp, hc)". Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  5. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, December 1952, pp.103