Friday, September 10, 2010

"Fantastic Universe", Vol 11 No 3 (May 1959) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover, designed by Norman Siegel, of Fantastic Universe magazine, May 1959 issue
Scans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package.

Table of contents. 

Links on author fetch more fiction by author.

  1. [novelet] Eric Frank Russell's "The Army Comes to Venus": "He was secretly surprised to find himself enjoying this spell of gallantry. But worse was to happen."
  2. Robert F Young's "The Wistful Witch": "Anybody might think that she wanted to be a witch--& anybody thinking so would have been correct."
  3. Ron Goulart's "Parlor Game": "Luanne made it almost a challenge. She really was pretty. And there were so few women on Prospero II."
  4. Sam Rosenfeld's "Citizen Meekle": "What happens when a little man who's not aggressive--but who does dream--finally makes a startling discovery?"
  5. Lloyd Biggle's "Traveling Salesman": "The Feds were getting tough. It was costing too much to distribute the stuff. He'd probably have to go away..."
  6. Joy Leache's "Miss Millie's Rose": "a very different story about Tomorrow's Mars."

    'The Customs man announced he had an old dame there "with one of them Jap trees." How was he to know what'd happen?'
  7. John Victor Peterson's "The Amnesic Men": "Venus! She remembered the harsh record of hostory & shuddered at the thought of the many men who had died."
  8. G Harry Stine's "Letter from Tomorrow" (as by Lee Correy): "Maybe the man was nutty as a fruitcake. Maybe he thought he was a little green man--& maybe he was very sane..."

See also.

  1. Fiction from Fantastic Universe.
  2. Fiction from old "pulp" magazines.
  3. Fiction from 1950s.


  1. There is no mention of editor on ToC page, though Hans Stefan Santesson is noted as the "Editorial Director".