"Astounding Science Fiction", December 1942 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents
Where I have a separate post on a story, link on its title goes there. Link on author's name fetches more fiction of author.
Note: Flash fiction pieces in this issue don't have their individual entries in table of contents, but are bunched together in a single entry called "Probability Zero".
Table of contents.
- [novelette] A E van Vogt's "The Weapon Shop": "The shop was small--a little place that materialized out of nowhere. Yet, though the old man didn't realize--all the power of a world empire could not break it!"
- [novelette] Cleve Cartmill's "Some Day We'll Find You" (B): Three groups of capitalists want to fund the commercialization of a certain invention by a broke engineer...
- [novelette] Henry Kuttner & C L Moore's "Piggy Bank" (as by Lewis Padgett) (B): "The robot was a rabbit--or had that psychology. He had a diamond-studded body, & was trained to be untouchable. Even his owner could not touch him--without giving information that was suicide!"
- [ss] A E van Vogt & E Mayne Hull's "The Flight That Failed" (as by E M Hull) (C): Making a future happen where Germany loses the WWII!
- [ss] Ross Rocklynne's "Interlude" (B): When a caveman freed an advanced civilization of a dictator...
- [ss] Frank Belknap Long's "To Follow Knowledge": "A strange tale of pluralities of worlds, of a theory based on the hypothesis that, in infinity, everything must happen not once, but many times."
- [ss] Robert Moore Williams' "Johny Had a Gun": "Johny was a gangster, a small-time punk. But Johny showed up with a gun one night, in an alley fight, that was not small-time stuff--"
- [ff] William M Danner's "True Fidelity".
- [ff] Stanley Woolston's "The Human Bomb".
- [ff] Jack Bivins' "Valadusia".
- [ff] T D Whitenack, Jr's "O'Ryan, the Invincible".
- [ff] Frank J Smythe's "My Word!".
- [ff] L M Jensen's "Take-Off".
Fact sheet.Labeled: Vol XXX No 4.
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