Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New at Project Gutenberg (8 June 2010)

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

  1. Dave Dryfoos' "Uniform of a Man"; download; If, March 1954: "After rescue, revenge was uppermost in Chet Barfield's mind; the hideous, bestial Agvars had to be taught a lesson they'd never forget. His rescuers seemed to disagree, however--until Chet learned his lesson too!"
  2. Louis Trimble's "Probability"; download; If, April 1954: "If you ever get to drinking beer in your favorite saloon and meet a scared little guy who wants to buy you the joint, supply you with fur coats and dolls and run you for Congress--listen well! That is, if you really want the joint, the fur coats, the dolls and a seat in Congress. Just ask Mike Murphy..."
  3. Winston K Marks' "Forsyte's Retreat"; download; If, May 1954: "Sextus Rollo Forsyte had his trouble with the bottle, but nothing out of a bottle ever produced such a hotel as the Mahoney-Plaza: only 260 rooms ... only two guests to a room ... but accommodating 5200 guests--all at the same time!... Floor please?"
  4. Arthur Dekker Savage's "Fly By Night"; download; If, May 1954: "A young man and a young woman alone on the first over-the-moon ship. The world cheered them as the most romantic adventurers in all history. Do-gooders decried them as immoral stunters. Gaunt, serious militarists pronounced them part of the most crucial experiment ever undertaken..."
Related: Fiction from old "pulp" magazines.