Thursday, May 13, 2010

New at Project Gutenberg (12 May 2010)

Links on author, publisher, or year yield more matching fiction.

Note: This will be the only post tonight. I was running late, & foolishly took up a novel for today's main post - Jack Vance's "The Languages of Pao" - rather than a short story, & am now out of time. But its writeup is partly done, so may be will have it sometime over next few days.

  1. Gerald Allan Sohl's "The Seventh Order"; download; Galaxy, March 1952: "History is filled with invincible conquerors. This one from space was genuinely omnipotent, but that never keeps humanity from resisting!"
  2. Lewis Parker's "The Animated Pinup"; download; Imagination, July 1953: "You're not expected to believe this story since it's the kind of thing that science calls impossible. But anyway, she happened. Who? Why--"
  3. Robert Sheckley's "Keep Your Shape"; download; Galaxy, November 1953: "Only a race as incredibly elastic as the Grom could have a single rule of war:"
  4. Stephen Marlowe's "Voyage To Eternity"; download; Imagination, July 1953: "Temple faced leaving Earth--and the girl he loved--if his country drafted him. But the hard part was in knowing he'd never return!..."
  5. Randall Garrett's "Time Fuze"; download; If, March 1954: "The ultradrive had just one slight drawback: it set up a shock wave that made suns explode. Which made the problem of getting back home a delicate one indeed..."
  6. Roger D Aycock's "Pet Farm"; download; Galaxy, February 1954: "The next worst thing to hell is being shanghaied into the Paradise of an alien planet!"
Related: Fiction from old "pulps".