Sunday, March 1, 2009

Free fiction: 4 issues of graphic magazine "Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction"

This was a bimonthly graphic magazine. First 4 issues are online at Crosseyed Cyclops. Contents include illustrated versions of some very famous stories, plus interviews with the likes of Ray Bradbury, Alfred Bester, & A E Van Vogt.

Each issue is a CBR files; two issues per RAR file.

  1. January 1975 & March 1975: Included is graphic adaptation of John Wyndham's "The Day of the Triffids" (as a 2-part serial between the 2 issues), Bob Shaw's "Slow Glass" (Jan). & Alfred Bester's "Adam & No Eve" (March). Apart from other fiction & stuff.
  2. May 1975 & July 1975: Includes graphic adaptations of works of Harlan Ellison ('"Repent Harlequin!" Said Ticktock Man'), Larry Niven, & Frank Herbert in May; A E van Vogt, & Robert Silverberg in July.
Note the text of "Slow Glass" is also online. While its concept is often attributed to Shaw, I've seen it in a much older story of L Sprague de Camp ("The Exalted", I think).

A graphic version of Ellison's & Bester's stories are also available elsewhere.


Michael Williams said...

Do you happen to know if de Camp's The Exalted is online anywhere (or failing that, if it's in print anywhere)?

Tinkoo said...

Michael: I'm not aware of an authorized online copy; Google search shows some other options.

I found it in Isaac Asimov Presents Great SF Stories 2 (1940) - Asimov & Greenberg are editors (this is second of 25 book series). Amazon lists it as available; might also be in local library.