But, for the living, life doesn’t stop. With some of the money for “The Lunar Chrysalis,” I bought myself a new portable typewriter. So, without renting a machine, I could type up a long novelette that I had been working on through the summer—“The Revolt of the Starmen.”
I was proud of that yarn. I sent it to [editor Hugo] Gernsback, and he accepted it promptly [and published it in the Winter 1932 issue of Wonder Stories Quarterly.] Payment would be due, as usual, on publication. Elated by my success, I hastened eagerly to write more for Gernsback.
[Starclimber, p. 44]
Raymond Z. Gallun (1911-1994) is also the author of Skyclimber (1981), a novel in which “a space settler is torn between loyalty to his Martian home and allegiance to Earth.”