Friday, September 2, 2011

"Startling Stories", November 1939 (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Scans of the magazine as a CBR file are online.

Table of contents.

  1. [novel] Jack Williamson's "The Fortress of Utopia": "On a lifeless mystery satellite, five lone mortals summon secret forces of the citadel of science to free the earth from the doom of the dark nebula!"
  2. Jack Binder's "They Changed the World".
  3. Lloyd Arthur Eschbach's "Three Wise Men": "A time-traveling machine explodes on a millionaire's doorstep".
  4. Stanley G Weinbaum's "A Martian Odyssey"; download: A man makes a trek across Mars, meeting a variety of aliens.

    This is one of the most famous stories of science fiction - said to be the first one that depicted aliens as truly alien rather than hominid variations. A few months later came C L Moore's "The Bright Illusion" - also depicting aliens as truly alien, but Weinbaum was there first.


  1. Fiction from Startling Stories.
  2. "Pulp" magazines.
  3. Fiction from 1930s.