Dirk Clinton’s Angry Giants

Ed Emshwiller’s illo for “Planet of the Angry Giants” SSF Aug. 1959

Writing as Dirk Clinton, Robert Silverberg’s novelette “Planet of the Angry Giants” debuted in Super-Science Fiction August 1959. Here’s the opening line:

“Commander Laurence Burke, who headed the Terran colony on the Planet of Dunhill V, was a small man, as Earthmen went: he was a wiry figure no more than five feet six inches tall, with hardly an ounce of superfluous fat on his body.”

Another Silverman pseudonym, Eric Rodman, is also onboard the issue with another tale of terror, “Monsters That Once Were Men.”