Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New at Project Gutenberg (1 June 2010)

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

  1. Pearl Norton Swet's "The Medici Boots"; download; Weird Tales, August-September 1936: "The amethyst-covered boots had been worn by an evil wanton in medieval Florence--but what malefic power did they carry over into our own time?"
  2. Ronal Kayser's "In the Dark"; download; Weird Tales, August-September 1936: "a tale of sheer horror that old Asa Gregg poured into the dictaphone".
  3. Paul Compton's "The Diary of Philip Westerly"; download; Weird Tales, August-September 1936: "the terrible fear inspired by a man's horrendous reflection in a mirror".
  4. David H Keller's "Tiger Cat"; download; Weird Tales, October 1937: "A grim tale of torture, and the blind men who were chained to pillars in an underground cave".
  5. Gerald Vance's "Monsoons of Death"; download; Amazing Stories, December 1942: "Ward Harrison got himself into a barrel of trouble when he accepted a job at the Martian Observation Station. There were fearful "things" on Mars..."
  6. Horace Brown Fyfe's "The Envoy, Her"; download; Planet Stories, March 1951: "The Emperor must be getting old, they thought, to deal so mercifully with the upstart Jursan Rebels--which was quite true. He was not too young to dream..."
  7. Raymond Alfred Palmer's "The Hell Ship"; download; If, March 1952: "The passengers rocketed through space in luxury. But they never went below decks because rumor had it that Satan himself manned the controls of The Hell Ship."
  8. Lyn Venable's "Time Enough at Last"; download; If, January 1953: "The atomic bomb meant, to most people, the end. To Henry Bemis it meant something far different--a thing to appreciate and enjoy."
  9. Malcolm B Morehart's "Restricted Tool"; download; Imagination, January 1953: "Finders, keepers, is an unwritten law. But the gadget Clark accidentally found had a special set of rules governing its use by whom--and when!"
  10. Waldo T Boyd's "The Salesman"; download; If, March 1953: "SALESMAN'S GUIDE, RULE 2: The modern 1995 customer who enters Tracy's Department Store is not always right, but as far as you are concerned, he is."
  11. Richard Wilson's "Back to Julie"; download; Galaxy, May 1954: "The side-shuffle is no dance step. It's the choice between making time ... and doing time!"
Related: Fiction from old "pulp" magazines.