Pluto in Science Fiction

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On 17 January, 1997, Clyde William Tombaugh, the man who discovered Pluto, died.

Roger MacBride Allen. The Ring of Charon. Tor, 1990.
Arlan Andrews, Sr. "Worst Contact." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
J.D. Arguelles. "A Brush." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Stephen Baxter. "Gossamer." Science Fiction Age, November 1995.
George B. Beattie. "The 'Platinum Planets'." Wonder Stories, 8/32.
L.A. Behm II. "On Eternal Patrol." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Gregory Benford & Paul A. Carter. "Proserpina's Daughter." Synergy 3, edited by George Zebrowski, Harvest 1989. Reprinted as Iceborn, Tor 1989.
Gregory Benford. Sunborn. Aspect/Warner 2005.
Eando Binder. "The Thieves from Isot." Wonder Stories, 10/34.
Bokerah Brumley. "The Pluto Chronicles." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
John Brunner. "Puzzle for Spacemen." New Worlds 12/55.
John Brunner. "The Wrong End of Time." Amazing 11/71.
Algis Budrys. Man of Earth. Ballantine, 1958.
John W. Campbell, Jr. "The Black Star Passes." Amazing Stories Quarterly Fall 1930.
John W. Campbell, Jr. "Islands of Space." Amazing Stories Quarterly Spring 1931.
John W. Campbell, Jr. "Night."Astounding Science Fiction 10/35.
John W. Campbell, Jr. "The Ultimate Weapon." Amazing 10/36.
B.C. Chase. Pluto's Ghost. CreateSpace, 2017. Purchase from Amazon (reprinted in 2020 as Planet Pluto
Christine Chase. "The Heart of Pluto." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Stanton A. Coblentz. "Into Plutonian Depths." Wonder Stories Quarterly, Spring 1931. Later published in book form by Avon, 1950.
Stanton A. Coblentz. "Riches for Pluto." Astounding, 12/34.
Willis Couvillier. "Inheritance." Visual Journeys: A Tribute to Space Artists, edited by Eric Reynolds. Hadley Rille, 2007.
Tony Daniel. Metaplanetary. Avon/Eos, 2001. Purchase from Amazon
Tony Daniel. Superluminal. Eos, 2004. Purchase from Amazon
Terrance Dicks. Doctor Who and the Sunmakers. Target Books, 1982. Purchase from Amazon
Karina L. Fabian. "Marathon to Mordor." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Joseph Ferrell. "Mind-Stealers of Pluto." Planet Stories, Winter, 1944.
Declan Finn. "The Collector." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
A.M. Freeman "The Case for Pluto." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Jake Freivald. "Life at the End." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Henry Gade. "A City on Pluto." Amazing, 6/41.
Raymond Z. Gallun. "Blue Haze on Pluto." Astounding, 6/35.
Rick Gauger. Charon's Ark. Ballantine, 1987.
Allen Goodner. "A Clockwork Dragon." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
S.D. Gottesman (C.M. Kornbluth, Robert A.W. Lowndes & Frederik Pohl). "The Castle on Outerplanet." Uncanny Tales, 10/41.
S.D. Gottesman (C.M. Kornbluth & Frederik Pohl) ."King Cole of Pluto." Super Science Stories, 5/40.
Colin Greenland. Mother of Plenty. Avon Eos, 1999. Purchase from Amazon
Colin Greenland. Seasons of Plenty. AvoNova, 1996.
Colin Greenland. Take Back Plenty. AvoNova, 1992.
David Grinnell. Martian Missile. Thomas Bouregy and Co, 1959.
Joe Haldeman. The Forever War. St. Martin's Press, 1975. Purchase from Amazon
Edmond Hamilton. "The Magicians of Mars." Captain Future, Summer 1941.
George W. Harper. Gypsy Earth. Doubleday, 1982.
W.J. Hayes. "Pluto Invictus." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon/td>
Robert A. Heinlein. Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. Scribner, 1958. Purchase from Amazon
Robert A. Heinlein. "Sky Lift." Imagination, 11/53.
Gill Hunt. Vega. Curtis Warren, 1951.
Joseph P. Kenyon. "Pluto." Scream Factory, Fall 1993.
Lucy Kissick. Plutoshine, Gollancz, 2022. Purchase from Amazon
Henry J. Kostkos. "Earth Rehabilitors, Consolidated." Amazing Stories, 3-4/35.
Clifton B. Kruse. "A Princess of Pallis." Astounding Stories, 10/35.
Dennis Lavond. (C.M. Kornbluth & Frederik Pohl) "A Prince of Pluto." Future Fiction, 4/41.
Philip Latham. (pen-name for R.S. Richardson). "The Rose-Bowl Pluto Hypothesis." Orbit 5, edited by Damon Knight. Putnam, 1969.
Keith Laumer. "No Ship Boots in Fairyland," Once There Was a Giant. Edited by Keith Laumer. Tor, 1984.
Murray Leinster. "Pipeline to Pluto." Astounding, 8/45.
Robert W. Lowndes. "Report of the Plutonian Ambassador by Sr. Doc Lowndes." Wonder Stories, 9/35.
Ken Lozito. Star Shroud. Acoustical Books, 2016.
Frank B. Luke "Sunset Over Gunther." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Laurence Manning & Fletcher Pratt. "Expedition to Pluto." Planet Stories, Winter, 1939.
Corey McCleery. "Bat Out of Hellheim." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Larry Niven. "Wait It Out." Future Unbounded. Westercon Program Book, 1968.
Larry Niven. World of Ptaavs, Ballentine, 1966.
John M. Olsen. "Adaptive Reasoning." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Janet Pack. "A Coin for Charon." Sol's Children, edited by Jena Rabe and Martin H. Greenberg. DAW Books, 2002.
Richard Paolinelli. "Yes, Neil D. Tyson, Pluto Is a Planet." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Simon Petrie. "The Man Who..." Redstone Science Fiction, 8/12.
Rog Phillips. "Robot Men of Bubble City." Fantastic Adventures 7/49.
P.A. Piatt. "Time Out for Pluto." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Andy Pluto. "Judgment of Anaq." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Hoy Ping Pong. (Wilson Tucker). "Report on the 196th Convention." Wonder Stories, 11/34.
Philip Reeve. Mothstorm. Bloomsbury, 2008. Purchase from Amazon
Edward Rhoads. A Space Odd-Yssey . AuthorHouse, 2012. Purchase from Amazon
Kim Stanley Robinson. Icehenge. Jove, 1984. Purchase from Amazon
Kim Stanley Robinson. "On the North Pole of Pluto." Incorporated into Icehenge.
Kim Stanley Robinson. The Memory of Whiteness. Tor, 1985. Purchase from Amazon
Ross Rocklynne. "The Last Outpost," Astounding, 7/45.
Jim Ryals. "Miss Nancy's Garden." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
John Scalzi. "Pluto Tells All." Subterranean Online, Spring 2007.
Thomas N. Scortia. "Sea Change," Astounding 6/56.
Thomas N. Scortia. "The Shores of Night." The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels: 1956, edited by T. E. Dikty, Fell 1956. (expansion of "Sea Change").
Steven H Silver. "Worlds Apart," Space and Time #113, 2011.
Robert Silverberg. "Pluto in the Morning Light."
Robert Silverberg. World's Fair 1992, Ace, 1982.
Clifford D. Simak. Cosmic Engineers. Gnome, 1950.
Clifford D. Simak. "Construction Shack." Worlds of If, 1-2/73.
David Skinner. "Ambit of Charon." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Edwin K. Sloat. "Beyond the Planetoids." Amazing Stories, 8/32.
Clark Ashton Smith. "The Plutonian Drug." Amazing Stories, 9/34.
E.E. "Doc" Smith. "The Skylark Valeron." Astounding Stories, 8/34-2/35.
Arthur G. Stangland. "Crossroads of Space." Wonder Stories, 9/32.
R.F. Starzl. "The Earthman's Burden." Astounding Stories, 6/31.
R.F. Starzl. "Planet of Despair." Wonder Stories, 7/31.
Vargo Statten. (John Russell Fearn). Deadline to Pluto. Scion, 1951.
Charles A. Stearn. "The Pluto Lamp." Planet Stories, Fall 1954.
Kenneth Sterling. "The Brain-Eaters of Pluto." Wonder Stories, 3/34.
B. Michael Stevens. "Like So Many Paper Lanterns." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Leslie F. Stone. "The Rape of the Solar System." Amazing Stories, 12/34.
E.C. Tubb. Alien Life. Paladin Press, 1954.
Wilson Tucker. To the Tombaugh Station. Ace Double D-479, 1960
John Varley. "Good-Bye, Robinson Crusoe." Asimov's, Spring, 1977.
John Varley. The Ophiuchi Hotline. Dial Press, 1977.
Evgeny Voiskunsky. Nezakonaia Planete (The Illegal Planet). 1980.
Jonathan Vos Post. "Skiing the Methane Snows on Pluto." Focus, Magazine of the British Science Fiction Association, Autumn 1979.
Robert A. Wait. "Cosmic Steeple-Chase." Amazing Stories, 4/32.
Hugh Walters. Passage to Pluto. Nelson, 1973.
Wallace West. "En Route to Pluto." Astounding, 8/36.
J. Manfred Weichsel. "The Rainboe-Colored Rock Hopper." Planetary Anthology: Pluto, edited by Richard Paolinelli and Dawn Witzke, Tuscany Bay Books, 2019. Purchase from Amazon
Stanley Weinbaum. "The Red Peri." Astounding, 11/35.
Robert Moore Williams. World of the Masterminds. Ace Double-427, 1960.
Jack Williamson. The Cometeers. Fantasy Press, 1950.
Jack Williamson. "The Plutonian Terror." Weird Tales, 10/33.
R.R. Winterbotham. "The Psycho Power Conquest." Astounding Stories, 2/36.
Donald A. Wollheim. The Secret of the Ninth Planet. Paperback Library, 1965.

Clyde William Tombaugh

Clyde William Tombaugh

2/4/06 - 1/17/97


Thanks to Andrew J. Breitenbach, Michael Dworestsky, Gaye Geigel, Barry Haworth, Michael Herbert, Cristian Ion, Richard Kenney, Dave Sorgen, Igor Spajic, and Bill Winder.


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