Planets of Adventure

Planets of Adventure is a collection of science fiction short stories by American writer Basil Wells. It was published in 1949 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 1,500 copies. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Fantasy Book, Planet Stories and Future.

Planets of Adventure
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
AuthorBasil Wells
Cover artistJack Gaughan
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherFantasy Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)


  • "Empire of the Dust"
  • "The Twisted Men"
  • "The Hairy Ones"
  • "Prison Rats"
  • "Gateways"
  • "Quest of Thig"
  • "Power for Darm"
  • "A Knight for Miss Merkins"
  • "Caverns of Ith"
  • "Wall of Darkness"
  • "The Swift People"
  • "World of Misters"
  • "Planet of New Men"
  • "Crusader"
  • "Scrambled World"


  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 270.
  • Contento, William G. "Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections". Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 449. ISBN 0-911682-22-8.