Slaves of Sleep


Slaves of Sleep

infobox Book |
name = Slaves of Sleep
title_orig =
translator =


image_caption = Dust-jacket from the first edition
author = L. Ron Hubbard
illustrator =
cover_artist = Hannes Bok
country = United States
language = English
series =
genre = Fantasy novel
publisher = Shasta Publishers
release_date = 1948
english_release_date =
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 206 pp
isbn = NA
preceded_by =
followed_by = The Masters of Sleep

"Slaves of Sleep" is a fantasy novel by author L. Ron Hubbard. It was first published in book form in 1948 by Shasta Publishers in an edition of 3,500 copies, of which 250 were signed by Hubbard. The novel originally appeared in the July 1939 issue of the magazine "Unknown".

Plot introduction

The novel concerns Jan Palmer, a young millionaire, who surprises a prowler who is attempting to burgle his collection of antiques. The prowler opens a jar that bears the seal of Sulayman releasing an Ifrit, named Zongri, that was imprisoned. The Ifrit kills the thief and curses Palmer with eternal wakefulness. At night, Palmer assumes the identity of an adventurer in another dimension where the Ifrits rule the humans under the Ifrit queen where he becomes embroiled in the conflict between Zongri and the Ifrit queen.

Publication history

*1939, USA, "Unknown", Pub date July 1939, Magazine
*1948, USA, Shasta Publishers, Pub date 1948, Hardback, first book publication
*1963, Germany, Utopia-Kriminal, Pub date 1963, Hardback
*1967, USA, Lancer Books, Pub date 1967, Paperback

References

*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=592 | date=1998
*cite book | last=Crawford, Jr. | first=Joseph H. |coauthors=James J. Donahue and Donald M. Grant| title="333", A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel | location=Providence, RI| publisher=The Grandon Company | pages=35 | date=1953|oclc= 3924496
*cite book | last=Tuck | first=Donald H. | authorlink=Donald H. Tuck | title=The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy | location=Chicago | publisher=Advent | pages=233 | date=1974|id=ISBN 0-911682-20-1


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