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Out of the Unknown is a collection of fantasy short stories by Canadian writers A. E. van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull. It was first published in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 1,000 copies. The stories originally appeared in the magazine Unknown.

Out of the Unknown
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Dust-jacket of the first edition
AuthorA. E. van Vogt and E. Mayne Hull
IllustratorRoy Hunt, Charles McNutt and Neil Austin
Cover artistRoy Hunt
CountryUnited States
PublisherFantasy Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date
April 1948
Media typePrint (hardcover)


  • "The Sea Thing" by A. E. van Vogt
  • "The Wishes We Make" by E. Mayne Hull
  • "The Witch" by A. E. van Vogt
  • "The Patient" by E. Mayne Hull
  • "The Ultimate Wish" by E. Mayne Hull
  • "The Ghost" by A. E. van Vogt


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 269.
  • Contento, William G. (26 January 2008). "Out of the Unknown A. E. van Vogt & E. Mayne Hull (Fantasy Publishing Co., Inc., 1948, $2.50, 141pp, hc)". Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 431. ISBN 0-911682-22-8.

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