Friday, April 9, 2010

"Astounding Science Fiction", December 1944 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Scans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package. But with missing ToC page as well as front cover. ToC below is constructed by browsing through the whole issue. May be missing a story.

"No Woman Born" is among the most famous stories of science fiction. But is incomplete in the online issue linked above.

Table of contents

  1. [serial - part 1/3] Wesley Long's "Nomad": "A man harried from world to world, kidnapped, betrayed - for a purpose he never knew, but faithfully fulfilled!"
  2. Malcolm Jameson's "Tricky Tonnage": "A very neat system of cheap transportation it made, too - but it led to some slight difficulties with rocks that floated & roads that sank!"
  3. George O Smith's "Firing Line": "Hellion Murdoch was on the loose, escaped & deadly - & out to get Don Channing. A top-rank gadgeteer on the loose, however, can be devastatingly deadly himself -"
  4. C L Moore's "No Woman Born" (A): The first cyborg story - a victim of fire gets a metallic robot body as the new home of her original brain.

    Incomplete in this CBR.
The following very short stories are under a heading called "Probability Zero". I'm not sure where they belong in ToC.
  1. George Holman's "Agricultural Geology".
  2. Franscis Wilson Powell's "That's a Lot of Hot Air!"
  3. George W Hall's "Applesauce".

See also.

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