Friday, January 30, 2009

Free fiction: Astounding & Avon

Note 31 January 2009: This post had misleading & incomplete information. I've completely revised the original version based on the actually downloaded content.

At Crosseyed Cyclops:
  1. "Astounding Science-Fiction", August 1938.
  2. Donald A Wollheim (Ed)'s "Avon Science Fiction Reader No 1" (April 1951, anthology).
  3. Donald A Wollheim (Ed)'s "Avon Science Fiction Reader No 3" (January 1952, anthology).
  4. Donald A Wollheim (Ed)'s "Avon Fantasy Reader No 12" (January 1950, anthology).
  5. Donald A Wollheim (Ed)'s "Avon Fantasy Reader No 14" (July 1950, anthology).
  6. Donald A Wollheim (Ed)'s "Avon Fantasy Reader No 15" (February 1951, anthology).
  7. Donald A Wollheim (Ed)'s "Avon Fantasy Reader No 17" (June 1951, anthology).
Whole bunch is available as two RAR files containing a CBR file for each anthology or magazine.

Note: While there are readers available for CBR files, these are just compressed files containing page scan images - usually JPG/PNG in a renamed RAR file. I just renamed CBR files to RAR, & extracted the contained JPGs. These are named by page numbers, so IrfanView can be used to read them in book order.

There are some very familiar names among the authors represented - John Campbell, Henry Kuttner, Jack Williamson, Murray Leinster, H P Lovecraft, ... Links on book titles go to my ToC posts.

[via QuasarDragon]

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