Friday, April 16, 2010

"Astounding Science-Fiction", February 1942 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover by Rogers of Astounding Science-Fiction magazine, February 1942 issueScans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package.

Table of contents

  1. [novelette] C L Moore's "There Shall be Darkness": "The last commander of Earth's legions on Venus is called home - back to a failing, dying empire. Should he go & die with the empire - or stay, trying to start a new upward surge -"
  2. [novelette] Kurt von Rachen's "The Rebels": "The Kilkenny Cats had not succeeded in killing themselves; Colonel Gailbraith prevented that. So now they would kill Gailbraith -"
  3. [ss] Leigh Brackett's "The Sorcerer of Rhiannon": "The Martians had survival power - power to survive in their own way, until a new race reached their planet -"
  4. [ss] Raymond F Jones' "Starting Point": When textbook formulas begin to work in spaceship flight, men tend to forget pioneering, forget there are other ways of doing things than the textbook ways -"
  5. [ss] Theodore Sturgeon's "Medusa": "Nice way to start off a voyage - have the glad news that every man on your ship has been successfully & carefully turned into a madman, & that you alone will be sane -"
  6. [serial - part 4/4] E E "doc" Smith's "Second Stage Lensmen".

See also.

  1. Fiction from Analog/Astounding (only issues edited by Harry Bates, John Campbell).
  2. Stories written by John Campbell.
  3. Old "pulp" magazines.
  4. Fiction from 1940s.