Friday, March 26, 2010

"Astounding Science-Fiction", April 1943 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover by William Timmins of Astounding Science-Fiction magazine, April 1943 issueScans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package.

Table of contents (5 stories).

  1. [novelette] Raymond F Jones' "Swimming Lesson": 'The Scientists knew the "secret weapon" the Venusians were supposed to have was a physical impossibility; the Militarists knew they had it. The Scientists wouldn't even try studying it - till it became a "sink or swim" job -'

    Not read.
  2. [novelette] Joseph Gilbert & Fred W Fischer's "Escape": "A captive superman, enslaved to work for you, would be nice, money-making proposition. If, that is, you can keep him captive & enslaved -"

    Not read.
  3. [ss] Henry Kuttner & C L Moore's "Open Secret" (as by Lewis Padgett): "The best way to keep a secret is to let anybody who wants find it out - & then make it impossible for him to act on that knowledge!"

    Not read.
  4. [ss] E M Hull's "Abdication": "Jim Rand was retiring. He was absolutely determined, as only a first-rate, high-caliber man can be determined, that he was retiring from business, going back to Earth. Until somebody tried to make him -"

    Not read.
  5. [serial - conclusion] A E van Vogt's "The Weapon Makers": "Captain Hedrock, Earth's Immortal Man, weaves together the mighty forces of the Isher Empire & the Weapon Makers - but it is also Captain Hedrock who keeps them forever opposed!"

    Not read.

See also.

  1. Fiction from Analog/Astounding (only issues edited by Harry Bates, John Campbell).
  2. Stories written by John Campbell.
  3. Fiction from 1940s.
  4. Old "pulp" magazines.