The Incredible Planet

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The Incredible Planet

Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author John W. Campbell, Jr.
Cover artist A. J. Donnell
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Fantasy Press
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 344 pp
OCLC 1462253
Preceded by The Mightiest Machine

The Incredible Planet is a science fiction fix-up novel by American author John W. Campbell, Jr.. It was published in 1949 by Fantasy Press in an edition of 3,998 copies. The novel is a collection of three linked novelettes that were not accepted for the magazine Astounding . The stories are sequels to Campbell's 1934 novel The Mightiest Machine .




Astounding reviewer P. Schuyler Miller found "The Incredible Planet" "a kind of bridge to the Don A. Stuart style which writer-editor Campbell [had been] developing." [1] Everett F. Bleiler thought the sequels "lack the strengths, such as they are, of The Mightiest Machine." [2]


  1. "Book Reviews", Astounding, November 1950, p.94
  2. Everett F. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years, Kent State University Press, 1998, p.59