WorldCat Identities

Leinster, Murray 1896-1975

Works: 243 works in 645 publications in 4 languages and 7,307 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Short stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Author of screenplay, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3519.E648, 823.00803
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Murray Leinster
Worlds of wonder : sixteen tales of science fiction by Harry Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great stories of science fiction by Murray Leinster( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space platform by Murray Leinster( Book )

25 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reach for the Stars: We now accept space travel as a reality, but what of a city in space, built on an ever suspended platform? When young Joe Kenmore came to the little desert town of Bootstrap to install pilot gyros in the top secret Space Platform project he hadn't bargained on sabotage or murder or love. But Joe soon learned that ruthless agents were determined to wreck the project
The last space ship by Murray Leinster( Book )

9 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operation outer space by Murray Leinster( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 106 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 planet explorer by Murray Leinster( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens : 3 novellas by Murray Leinster( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What will happen when we first encounter sentient beings from outer space? In this action-packed account of first contact between the human denizens of Earth and an alien species, Murray Leinster details the tense early interactions between clashing spaceships. Is long-term coexistence possible?
City on the moon by Murray Leinster( Book )

11 editions published between 1905 and 1995 in English and German and held by 70 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 rest
The wailing asteroid by Murray Leinster( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World that Couldn't Be: Gavin Duncan had settled on this distant planet because it was virtually unspoiled and unpopulated by man, making the farming opportunities endless. When something gets into his crops, he decides to track it down, but he has a lot to learn about the wildlife on the planet
This world is taboo by Murray Leinster( Book )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 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 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1962, Operation Terror is a novel of how humans respond to the threat of an alien invasion. Lockley, who suspects that humans traitors may be involved in the alien attack, develops a portable device that deflects the alien terror beams with unforeseen consequences
Creatures of the abyss by Murray Leinster( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 42 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 renaissance man of words and ideas. But he is remembered for his remarkable prescience and vision in the sci-fi genre, especially around innovations in science and communications technologies
Talents, incorporated by Murray Leinster( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 40 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
The 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?
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?
Attention Saint Patrick by Murray Leinster( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President O'Hanrahan of the planetary government of Eire listened unhappily to his official guest. He had to, because Sean O'Donohue was chairman of the Dail--of Eire on Earth--Committee on the Condition of the Planet Eire. He could cut off all support from the still-struggling colony if he chose. He was short and opinionated, he had sharp, gimlet eyes, he had bristling white hair that once had been red, and he was the grandfather of Moira O'Donohue, who'd traveled to Eire with him on a very uncomfortable spaceship. That last was a mark in his favor, but now he stood four-square upon the sagging porch of the presidential mansion of Eire, and laid down the law. "I've been here three days." he told the president sternly, while his granddaughter looked sympathetic, "and I'm of the opinion that there's been shenanigans goin' on to keep this fine world from becoming' what it was meant for--a place for the people of Eire on Earth to emigrate to when there was more of them than Erin has room for. Which is now!" "We've had difficulties --" began the president uneasily. "This world should be ready!" snapped Sean O'Donohue accusingly. "It should be waitin' for the Caseys and Bradys and Fitzpatricks and other fine Erse people to move to and thrive on while the rest of the galaxy goes to pot with its new-fangled notions." Legends do, of course, get somewhat distorted in the passage of time. In the future, the passage across space to other planets may cause a slight modification here and there
The fourth science fiction megapack : 25 modern and classic science stories( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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-

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

Дженкинс У.Ф. 1896-1975

Маррі Ленстер

Мюррей Лейнстер

מארי לנסטר

مورای لینستر فیلمنامه‌نویس، مخترع، و نویسنده آمریکایی

เมอเรย์ ไลน์สเตอร์

머레이 라인스터


ラインスター, M

ラインスター, マレー

ラインスター, マレイ


English (164)

German (5)

Spanish (5)

Dutch (5)

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