Friday, October 8, 2010

"Imagination: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy", Vol 2 No 2 (April 1951) (ed William L Hamling) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover by Malcolm Smith of Imagination Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine, April 1951 issue. It illustrates the story Beyond the Fearful Forest by Robert W Krepps.
Scans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package.

Bradbury's excellent story is probably logically a part of "The Martian Chronicles", though it doesn't appear to be in the official version.

Table of contents. 

Links on authors fetch more fiction by author. Where I have a separate post on a story, link on story title goes there.

  1. [novella] Robert W Krepps' "Beyond the Fearful Forest" (as by Geoff St Reynard): "No hunter dared to venture past the Fearful Forest into the land of--The Nameless..."
  2. [ss] Ray Bradbury's '"In This Sign..."' aka "The Fire Balloons" (A): "The Fathers had come to convert the Martians. The question was: did they really exist?"
  3. [ss] Hal Annas' "The Longsnozzle Event": "What will the future private detective be like? Meet Len Zitts, Galactic Shamus!"
  4. [ss] Richard Matheson's '"Drink My Red Blood..."': "Jules was a strange little boy with a peculier ambition: he wanted to be a vampire..."
  5. [ss] Eric Frank Russell's "Afternoon of a Fahn" aka "Rainbow's End" (A): "Here was the planet of a spaceman's dreams--it made every one of them come true..."
  6. [novelette] Robert Bloch's "The Hungry House": "Were they afraid of the house, or the thing that lived there--waiting for tenants..."
  7. [ss] Mack Reynolds' "Not in the Rules": "Earth's Warrior faced death in the Martian Arena with an untested weapon--strategy!"
  8. [ss] Allen K Lang's "An Eel By the Tail": "A physics class was no place for this strip teaser--nor was the Earth for that matter!"

See also.

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