Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New at Project Gutenberg (7 June 2010)

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

  1. Earl Peirce's "Doom of the House of Duryea"; download; Weird Tales, October 1936: "the dreadful thing that happened in a lone house in the Maine woods."
  2. Roger Phillips Graham's "Cube Root of Conquest"; download; Amazing Stories, October 1948.
  3. Berkeley Livingston's "Death of a B.E.M."; download; Amazing Stories, October 1948: "The writer hated to create bug-eyed monsters, but they hated him too!"
  4. Stanley Mullen's "Shock Treatment"; download; If, September 1952: '"I'll give you the cure for the most horrible disease," Songeen said. "The sickness of life itself." Newlin replied, "Fine. But first, give me a couple of minutes to kill your husband. Then we'll go on from there."'
  5. Jack McKenty's "Wait for Weight"; download; Galaxy, October 1952: "Sometimes the best incentive is to tell a man that success will throw him out of a job!"
  6. Betsy Curtis' "The Trap"; download; Galaxy, August 1953: "She had her mind made up--the one way they'd make her young again was over her dead body!"
  7. Stephen Arr's "Mr President"; download; Galaxy, November 1953: "He had been overwhelmingly elected. Messages of sympathy poured in, but they couldn't help ... nothing could."
  8. Harry Warner's "Cancer World"; download; Imagination, May 1954: "Greg tried desperately to find an illegal method of joining his family on Mars; for the law said that no healthy man could land on a ... Cancer World".
  9. Darius John Granger's "Disaster Revisited"; download; Amazing Stories, March 1957: 'It annoyed Jason Wall that everybody talked about death but nobody did anything about it. So he decided to eliminate the pesky nuisance. But in the end he longed for a chance to say, "Fellas--I was only kidding!"'
  10. Phillip Hoskins' "Feet Of Clay"; download; If, February 1958: "Life is pretty strange when a god who is good and benevolent must prove that he has ... Feet of Clay".
Related: Fiction from old "pulp" magazines.