Friday, June 4, 2010

New at Project Gutenberg (3 June 2010)

Links on author, publisher, or year fetch more matching fiction. Link on a magazine issue leads to its annotated ToC; sometimes, magazine's download link will be found there.

  1. William P McGivern's "The Chameleon Man"; download; Amazing Stories, January 1943: "Perfect adaptation, that's what it was. When a human being can blend with his surroundings, funny things can happen!"
  2. [novel] Leigh Brackett's "Black Amazon of Mars"; download; Planet Stories, March 1951:  "Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city--with every step he cursed  the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt. Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering for that magic jewel--ahead lay the dread abode of the Ice Creatures--at his side stalked the whispering spectre of Ban Cruach, urging him on to a battle Stark knew he must lose!"
  3. Rory Magill's "The Last Gentleman"; download; If, January 1953: "No one knew, no one cared. For a great lethargy was overcoming the people and their only salvation was--"
  4. Roger Dee's "The Anglers of Arz"; download; If, January 1953: "In order to make Izaak Walton's sport complete, there must be an angler, a fish, and some bait. All three existed on Arz but there was a question as to which was which."
  5. Roger Phillips Graham's "Ye of Little Faith"; download; If, January 1953: "It matters not whether you believe or disbelieve. Reality is not always based on logic; nor, particularly, are the laws of the universe..."
  6. Daniel F Galouye's "Spillthrough"; download; Imagination, January 1953: "Ships switching from hyper to normal space had to do it in a micro-second--if the crews were to live. But it would take Brad suicidal minutes!"
  7. William Tenn's "Project Hush"; download; Galaxy, February 1954: "The biggest job in history and it had to be done with complete secrecy. It was--which was just the trouble!"
  8. Stephen Bartholomew's "The Standardized Man"; download; If, February 1958: 'The dilemma of "The Man in the White Suit" was but a minor irritation compared to Charles and his "all-weather" suit!'
Related: Fiction from old "pulp" magazines.