Friday, July 23, 2010

"Astounding Science Fiction", October 1949 (ed John W Campbell, Jr) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover image by Alejandro of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, October 1949 issue
Scans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package.

Table of contents.

  1. [novelette] Chan Davis' "The Aristocrat": "Elder Steven had a job to do - a hard, thankless task for a man born sick in a sick world. And it was doubly hard to see which way progress lay - for either side!"
  2. [novelette] L Ron Hubbard's "The Automagic Horse": "The only professional miracle-makers today - to whom making science-fiction come true is a run-of-the-mill assignment - are not in laboratories. But there was one who wanted that lab -"
  3. Raymond F Jones' "Production Test": "This is the story of a spacesuit - a fine, practical discussion of the impracticability of mere theoretical checks on how things ought to work!"
  4. Poul Anderson's "Time Heals": "It's a safe bet that, eventually, men will find a cure for all diseases; if only a sick man could wait long enough, time would, indeed, heal. But it can also hurt -"
  5. Kris Neville's "Cold War".
  6. E L Locke's "The Finan-seer": "When Professors try tackling the wall Street professionals, a good job of trimming is to be expected."
  7. Katherine MacLean's "Defense Mechanism": "Telepathic power would be a wonderful gift - or is it? There might be some question as to whether it, & its possessor, could survive, after all ..."

See also.

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