The Thing from—Outside by George Allan England


The early and rare sci-fi of George Allan England.

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George Allan England . . . to my mind, ranks with Edgar Rice Burroughs and Albert Payson Terhune as one of the three supreme literary artists of the house of Munsey.—H.P. Lovecraft

“The public . . . is insatiably eager for science mingled with fiction.”—George Allan England

When science fiction was a new and yet undefined genre, pre-dating the vast-reaching, intergalactic sagas of Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke, one of the most successful authors of the era was George Allan England.

Garbed in his rapid-paced storytelling, England depicts people affected by advancing technology and unexplainable events, always delving further, towards a central theme, asking the question of “What if?”

What if . . .

. . . viewing events from other periods of history became possible?

. . . the implantation of a mechanical heart could grant near immortality?

. . . Earth were visited by an alien intelligence looking for science projects?

. . . a device were created to predict crime before it happens and weed out from society those individuals with predilection for such behaviors?

. . . the intelligence of man were surgically spliced with the brutish physic of a great ape?

The answers to these and other questions may be discovered in The Thing from—Outside.

Selected and edited by Gene Christie.


  • (Introduction) Science Fiction quid est? by Tom Roberts
  • The Thing from—Outside
  • The Lunar Advertising Co., Ltd.
  • The Night Horror
  • June 6, 2016
  • The Million-Dollar Patch
  • The Plunge
  • He of the Glass Heart
  • The Crime Detector
  • My Time Annihilator
  • The House of Transmutation


  • The Fantastic in Fiction (nonfiction)

First book publication.

Trade paperback / 252 pages

Cover design by Tom Roberts.


A Five Star review on Amazon.

Additional information

Weight 15.7 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in