Friday, July 9, 2010

"Startling Stories", "Thrilling Wonder Stories", & "Fantastic Story Magazine" as a single magazine issue - Summer 1955 (magazine, free): Annotated ToC

Cover image of the Summer 1955 combo issue of 3 magazines - Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, & Fantastic Story Magazine.This is an unusual "magazine" issue - three magazines combined in a single bound form & a single ToC that for all practical purposes reads like a single magazine! I've no idea how to correctly refer to this issue in other articles - may be by naming any of the 3 included "magazines" should do!

Scans of the magazine are online in CBR format.

Table of contents.

  1. [novelet] Robert F Young's "An Apple for the Teacher": "Her pupils handed in the usual run of compositions - & she never expected to find one that was out of this world".
  2. [novelet] Murray Leinster's "White Spot": "There was only one possible planet to land on, & it had a strange white spot that burst into a flaming blackness!"
  3. [novelet] Bryce Walton's "Awakening": "Perhaps humans cannot live without loving - but Alice, the android, soon found out that she could love without living".
  4. [ss] Gordon R Dickson's "Moon, June, Spoon, Croon": "I love thee with my coils & tubes - & my gamma rays!"
  5. [ss] Richard R Smith's "The Angry House": "The house faced this riddle: When is a guest not a guest?

    I've not read this story, but description sounds too much like last year's "Live and exclusive" (download) by Aditya Sudarshan.
  6. [ss] Alfred Coppel's "Touch the Sky": "The infinite can be beautiful, but it can have its limits".
  7. [ss] Leslie Waltham's "The Thirteen Juror": "From a ship in space, he saw his wife in another man's arms".
  8. [ss] Miriam Allen deFord's "Timeout for Redheads": "It took a trip in time in order to make a man out of Mikel".
  9. [ss] R W Stockheker's "The Rogue Waveform": "Freddy the Wrestler was only happy when everybody hated him".

See also.

  1. Fiction from Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories.
  2. Fiction from old "pulp" magazines.
  3. Fiction from 1950s.


mohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Show Me A Hero by ditya Sudarshan. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.