"Amazing Stories", Vol 1 No 1 (April 1926) (ed Hugo Gernsback) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents
Scans of this magazine in CBZ format are online as part of a larger package.
This inaugural issue of Amazing Stories also happens to be the inaugural issue of the first magazine ever, dedicated exclusively to science fiction. I suppose that makes it a collector's item!
It includes at least a few reprints. I'm not sure if there is at least some original fiction here; ToC page doesn't enlighten on the subject in an obvious way.
Where I'm aware of alternate download links for individual stories, I include that too.
Table of contents.
- [reprint, translation] [serial - part 1/2] Jules Verne's "Off on a Comet - or Hector Servadac"; download: "The scientific probabilities of the universe beyond our earth".
- H G Wells' "The New Accelerator"; download collection that includes this story.
- G Peyton Wertenbaker's "The Man from the Atom"; download: "the growth of a man to cosmic dimensions... his strange sensations... the picture of his emotions & despair."
- George Allen England's "The Thing from - Outside": "If we can take insects & put them upon the dissecting table in order to study their anatomy, is there a good reason why some super-Intelligence cannot do the same thing with us humans?"
Did this story inspire William Tenn's "Of Men & Monsters"?
- Austin Hall's "The Man Who Saved the Earth": "his horror at the Frankenstein which he had unloosed, & ... his wild efforts to save humanity, & of the loss of the cosmic discoveries of the little newsboy grown up to be a great scientist."
- Edgar Allan Poe's "The Facts in the Case of Mr Valdemar"; download: "gruesome story" involving "the higher philosophy & the future world."
- Fiction from Amazing Stories.
- Works of or about Hugo Gernsback (including fiction he wrote).
- Fiction originally published during 1920s.
- "pulp" magazines.