"Astounding Science-Fiction" (British Edition), June 1940 (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents & review
Last two stories - Knight's & Vincent's - are both minor, but with uncommon methods of presentation: Vincent's is told by someone still uncomfortable with English, Knight's is put together as a historical record of dubious authenticity.
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Table of contents (best first).
- [novelette] Robert Heinlein's "The Roads Must Roll" (A); download radio adaptation: A world where conveyer type moving "roads" are the norm, & cities are organized along the length of the road. You don't drive your car on the road; you just get on the road & get down at appropriate place, tram like.
- [novelette] Douglas Drew's "The Carbon Eater" (A): Neutralizing a carbon-eating poison gas.
- [ss] Norman L Knight's "The Testament of Akubii" (B): Adventure on a
world where sulfur plays the role that oxygen plays on earth, & has
practically no oxygen. Combined with a variation of "two men stranded in
a boat with food enough (till rescue) for only one".
It has unusual presentation, however. Put together from unreliable historical record.
- [ss] Harl Vincent's "Deputy Correspondent" (B): Why did the mythical island of Mu vanish, & how to bring it back.
Told by someone not proficient in English. It didn't come in my way; not sure how native English readers will react to it.
This story is a precursor to James Blish's oft-cited "Cities in Flight" series of stories. Blish replaces Mu with New York City.
Fact sheet.Labeled: Vol XXV No 9.
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Related: Fiction from Astounding/Analog (whole issues only); old pulps; 1940s.