Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Amazing Stories", March 1944 (magazine, free): Table of contents & download link

Front cover image of Amazing Stories, March 1944 issue. A painting by J Allen St John, illustrating a scene from short story It's a Small World by Robert Bloch.Scans of this magazine are available online as part of a larger package.

Table of contents.

  1. [ss] Capt Meyer Friedson's "The Superman".
  2. [novelet] Robert Bloch's "It's a Small World": "There were dreadful juggernauts of death & destruction beneth this gaily decorated Christmas tree!"
  3. [novelet] Don Wilcox's "Magnetic Miss Meteor": "A colony of duped Earthmen fought weird meteors & the lovely woman who was able to control them."
  4. [novelet] Leroy Yerxa's "Crossed Wires": "Blindness is a blessing compared to the thing that happened Walter Marsh's most vital senses..."
  5. [ss] Pvt Robert Moore Williams' "Battle Before Down": "The whole of man's future civilization, even his existence, depended on this battle in pre-history."
  6. [ff] Sgt Mort Weisinger's "Thompson's Time Treveling Theory": "Thompson had a theory about killing his grandfather before his own birth - so he went into the past".
  7. [novelet] Helmar Lewis' "Journey in Time to Cleopatra": "Time & tide - & an Indianapolis racer - await no man; not even Marc Antony. But Cleopatra...ah!"
  8. [novelet] Ed Earl Repp's "Spawn of Jupitor": "They risked their lives to enter this lost Jovian city - then learned it meant death to try to escape!"
  9. [ss] Berkeley Livingston's "Cokie Goes Treasure Hunting": "Because a screwball scientist marked an X on the Loop sidewalk, Cokie found himself facing dinosaurs!"
Legend: ss = short story, ff = flash fiction. "novelet" is probably novelette or novella. I've not seen "novella" labeled in any issues of this magazine, but "novel" is sometimes used.