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.

1 comments:

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.