Friday, September 21, 2012

"Astounding Science Fiction" (British Edition), June 1947 (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, British edition, June 1947 issue.
Links on author fetch more fiction by author.

British editions used to be mostly reprints from US editions rather than original stories.

Table of contents.

  1. [novelette] Theodore Sturgeon's "Mewhu's Jet": 'Mewhu came from--somewhere. He wrecked his spaceship on landing, but the "parachute" he had was something decidedly super--an atomic jet job! The problem was to get into communication--they thought.'
  2. [novelette] Clifford D Simak's "Hobbies": "The cities were deserted, save for one. The men & women of that city had hobbies--but no accomplishments. The robots they had left behind were doing better..."
  3. [novelette] George O Smith's "Trouble": '"It takes two to make a quarrel" doesn't mean two different people, really--just two different viewpoints!"
  4. [ss] Mark Champion's "The Unforeseen": "A prison break is successful only when it employs some factor which neither foresight nor past experience has called to the attention of the guards. The key to freedom is--the unforeseen."
  5. [ss] A Bertram Chandler's "Tower of Darkness": "The planet was a deadly place--deadly not to men, but to their ambition. It seemed to be cursed by the Tower, & against the Tower neither strong will, nor the flame of human ambition succeeded. It took something quite different--& unanswerable."

Fact sheet.

Labeled: Vol V No 10 (British Edition).
Download scans as a CBZ file. [via someone@pulpscans]
Note: I could not locate editor's name, but it's probably John Campbell.
Related: Fiction from Astounding/Analog (whole issues only); old pulps; 1940s.