Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free fiction: Scans of 3 issues of "Wonder Stories" magazine (edited by Hugo Gernsback) + a Wonder Story anthology

Hugo Gernsback is the man after whom Hugo Awards are named.

Each issue is available at Crosseyed Cyclops as a CBR or CBZ file containing JPG files of individual pages.
Note for readers unfamiliar with these formats: I personally append ".rar" extension to these files, & extract the contained JPEGs with WinRAR. Extracted JPG files are named in a way that IrfanView can read them in original page order. There are also CBR & CBZ viewers out there (but I have never used any).

Neither the name nor publishing frequency appears to have been stable for this magazine - a fact reflected in individual issue titles blow. Stories appear to be mostly planetary adventures.

Links labeled "Download" below go to page containing the scans. Links on a specific issue go to my page that opens up its table of contents.

  1. Download Wonder Stories, Vol 2 No 4 (September 1930) & Wonder Stories Quarterly, Vol 3 No 4 (Summer 1932).
  2. Download Wonder Stories, Vol 4 No 3 (August 1932).
Download anthology: "Wonder Story Annual", Vol 2 No 1 (1953 Edition), edited by Samuel Mines. Includes fiction by big guns - Asimov, Heinlein, Bradbury, Henry Kuttner, Jack Williamson, & Fredric Brown.

2 comments:

lartronics said...

For more information on Hugo Gernsback check out a new biography available on Amazon.

The document was found by me when we closed down Gernsback Publications in 2003. It was an old ms that I edited and produced as a book.

Follow the link and you can go to the book and thanks to Amazon’s “look inside” feature, you can even get an idea of what it covers.

http://www.amazon.com/Hugo-Gernsback-Well-Ahead-Time/dp/1419658573/ref=ed_oe_p

Hope you find it interesting.

For more information feel free to contact me, Larry Steckler, at PoptronixInc@aol.com

Tinkoo said...

Looks interesting. Thank you, Larry.