WorldCat Identities

Leinster, Murray 1896-1975

Works: 361 works in 794 publications in 8 languages and 6,790 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Contributor
Classifications: PS3519.E648, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Murray Leinster
The forgotten planet by Murray Leinster( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murray Leinster was a prolific and outstanding writer of Science fiction. He was born William Fitzgerald Jenkins on June 16, 1896 in Norfolk, Virginia and finished his formal education at the age of 13. With the loss of his father's job and subsequent downturn in the family's fortunes, Leinster would not be able to pursue the career in chemistry that he had longed for. But he would go on to another significant achievement publishing more than 1,500 short stories, novellas, and novels in his lifetime. As well as science fiction, Leinster wrote love stories, murder mysteries, adventure stories, westerns, fantasy, television and film scripts, and mainstream fiction. Leinster wrote variously over the years as Will F. Jenkins (mostly for mainstream magazines such as Colliers or The Saturday Evening Post), Murray Leinster (mostly for sci-fi), William F. Jenkins, William Fitzgerald, and even as Louisa Carter Lee for romance novels and potboilers. Leinster was definitely a
Worlds of wonder : sixteen tales of science fiction by Harry Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great stories of science fiction by Murray Leinster( Book )

7 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First contacts : the essential Murray Leinster by Murray Leinster( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last space ship by Murray Leinster( Book )

13 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space platform by Murray Leinster( Book )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before extended space travel became a reality, prolific science fiction author Murray Leinster created a richly detailed scenario in which a project that bears a striking resemblance to the International Space Station is being planned and executed. However, several nefarious factions want the planned expedition to fail. Can unlikely hero Joe Kenmore salvage the project?
Operation outer space by Murray Leinster( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first interstellar flight is financed by making it into a television show
Space tug by Murray Leinster( Book )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronauts constructing the first space platform discover that the enemies who had ruthlessly tried to destroy the space station before it ever left Earth are still at work in the cold darkness of space
The best of Murray Leinster by Murray Leinster( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat 10 SF-verhalen, geschreven en gepubliceerd tussen 1945 en 1956
The planet explorer by Murray Leinster( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time tunnel by Murray Leinster( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four from planet 5 by Murray Leinster( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens : 3 novellas by Murray Leinster( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction-noveller
City on the moon by Murray Leinster( Book )

12 editions published between 1905 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life on the moon under anything less than optimal conditions had always been a nightmare, and as Joe Kenmore and his colleague, Moreau, drove back to the City On The Moon on that day the Earth shuttle was due to land, the nearby mountain supporting critical elements of the shuttle's landing mechanisms crumbled causing an avalanche and resulting in chaos. Optimal conditions were no where in sight that day and as Kenmore and Moreau's investigations lead to their conclusion that explosions had been responsible for the avalanche. Now they realized that they were in a race against the clock to restore the landing beam before the shuttle had reached it's point of no return prior to landing. Kenmore had more than strictly humanitarian reasons for wanting to prevent a mishap aboard the shuttle that day, because on this particular mission, Arlene Gray was aboard. Kenmore had been anxiously awaiting her arrival, and while in the scope of things Kenmore's comparatively meaningless love life might hang in the balance, so too did the fate of the Earth and perhaps the universe. Kenmore had a feeling for history and destiny and that was why he had always wanted to be stationed on the moon. This was a time of challenge for both the Earth and Kenmore, the hour when the civilization that he knew would make its most fateful decision. From this point on he knew humanity would either go forward to other planets and stars or the time when his still relatively young race (in galactic terms) would close the doors on further progress and civilization would begin its steady decline. The announcement he awaited would come from the space station, situated in geosynchronous orbit between Earth and the moon. There within The City on the Moon, under conditions of incredible stress, atomic experts labored and toiled over research problems far too dangerous to be undertaken on Earth. The City on the Moon existed for one purpose only: to supply the Space station from the moon rather than Earth. Kenmore, among thousands of others, waited for the critical news; the news that could come about by the potential instantaneous destruction of the station. A "wrong" answer from Earth might very well bring this reality about. To make matters much worse, in the midst of this turmoil there proved to be more sinister powers and forces which did not want to see any solution to further atomic progress or progress among humans, and that opposition expressed itself in simple and unmistakable terms - sabotage
This world is taboo by Murray Leinster( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land on Dara? One might as well commit suicide! Untouchable, like the Darans -- that's what they'd call Calhoun if he broke the quarantine. And they'd wipe him out on sight. But Dara needed him, and that was the kind of challenge this Interstellar Med Serviceman would never dodge
Operation terror by Murray Leinster( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When extraterrestrial monsters, abetted by human traitors, begin their conquest of Earth, the beseiged population races to develop a portable device that can deflect the alien terror beams
Creatures of the abyss by Murray Leinster( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping action-adventure novel, Murray Leinster turns away from the interplanetary settings that typically form the backdrop of his fiction and instead delves into one of the most mysterious places on Earth: the darkest depths of the sea. Expert radar operator Terry Holt is summoned to an unusual top-secret assignment off the coast of the Philippines. What could be responsible for the strange clues that have been surfacing there?
Talents, incorporated by Murray Leinster( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the sole survivors of a raid that wiped out virtually his entire planet, Captain Bors is adrift -- literally and figuratively. His encounter with a group of misfits with an unusual assemblage of talents, skills, and superpowers sets his life on a course he never could have imagined. This entertaining and engaging book is sure to please fans of golden-era SF
A Matter of Importance by Murray Leinster( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a distant future, humans have overtaken much of the universe and have banished their enemies to the far corners of their territory. A planet long thought to be uninhabited is suspected of being a hub for rebel activities. Will the small police force be able to circumvent a potentially disastrous conflict?
Runaway Skyscraper by Murray Leinster( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take an unexpected trip into the past in this gem of golden-era science fiction from Murray Leinster. On what appears to be an ordinary workday, Arthur Chamberlain, a successful engineer based in Manhattan, notices that the sun appears to be traveling backwards in the sky. Chamberlain is the only person who is able to discern the truth of the situation. Can he devise a solution to reverse it in time to save himself and thousands of his coworkers?
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First contacts : the essential Murray Leinster
Alternative Names

controlled identityJenkins, Will, 1896-1975

Bolton, Robert W., 1896-1975

Fitzgerald Jenkins William 1896-1975

Fitzgerald, William, 1896-1975

Jenkins, Will

Jenkins, Will 1896-1975

Jenkins, Will F.

Jenkins, Will F., 1896-1975

Jenkins, William F. 1896-1975

Jenkins, William Fitzgerald.

Jenkins William Fitzgerald 1896-1975

Leinster, Morray.

Leinster, Murray.

Leinster, Murray 1896-1975

Murray Leinster Amerikaans auteur

Murray Leinster auteur de romans et de nouvelles de science-fiction

Murray Leinster autore di fantascienza statunitense

Murray Leinster US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Дженкинс У.Ф. 1896-1975

Маррі Ленстер

Мюррей Лейнстер

מארי לנסטר

مورای لینستر فیلمنامه‌نویس، مخترع، و نویسنده آمریکایی

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머레이 라인스터


ラインスター, M

ラインスター, マレイ


The last space shipOperation outer spaceSpace tugThe planet explorerAliens : 3 novellasThis world is tabooOperation terror