Friday, May 21, 2010

"Astounding Science Fiction", November 1945 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover by Timmings of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, November 1945 issueScans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package., but with some pages missing.

Table of contents

  1. [serial - part 1/2] Isaac Asimov's "The Mule": "the one factor even Hari Sheldon could not predict - could not defend the Foundation against. The defenses were based on human psychology; the Mule was a mutant!"

    This is the second novel in Asimov's famous Foundation Trilogy. second part of the serial is also online somewhere.
  2. [novelette] Geoff St Reynard's "By Yon Bonnie Banks": "A fantasy of a fog, & a wrong turn that led through time - back from one war, to a battle of long ago, where the outcome was foreordained - & still unsuspected."
  3. [novelette] George O Smith's "Identity".

    Note: Initial pages of this story are missing.
  4. [ss] Henry Kuttner & C L Moore's "Line to Tomorrow" (as by Lewis Padgett): "It was a perfectly ordinary telephone, but some wires got a little crossed - & it turned out to be a party line, with one party in Tomorrow!"
  5. [ss] Frank Belknap Long's "The Critters": "The Critters from Venus simply could not be fought by all of Man's physical science - because their primary weapon wasn't physical. An old man & a cuckoo clock had part of the answer, though ..."

    Note: Many tail pages of this story are missing.

See also.

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