Astounding Stories July 1931 - Volume 7 No 1 July 1931
Publisher: SCI-FI Publishing
Science Fiction has always drawn some of our most creative writers to its form. Back in the early decades of the twentieth century events conspired to propel the whole genre forward from the earlier works of Jules Verne and other luminaries.
New media technologies were coming to the fore with radio and television to add to new industrial processes and ideas. Hollywood’s golden years were creating ‘escapist fare’ as the world battled with war and depression where the impossible seemed possible. On the streets pulp magazines were becoming the dominant form of mass market reading. The real world had shrunk and other worlds were sought.
Writers were able to fuse ideas with technical ‘know how’ and create fabulous inventions of other worlds and other times. These inspired other writers to re-imagine almost everything in the search for new situations and environments.
A Golden Age was upon us. These are their stories…….
THE DOOM FROM PLANET 4 by JACK WILLIAMSON
A Ray of Fire, Green, Mysterious, Stabs Through the Night to Dan on His Ship. It Leads Him to an Island of Unearthly Peril.
THE HANDS OF ATEN by H. G. WINTER
Out of the Solid Ice Craig Hews Three Long-Frozen Egyptians and Is at Once Caught Up into Amazing Adventure. (A Complete Novelette.)
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THE DIAMOND THUNDERBOLT by H. THOMPSON RICH
Locked in a Rocket and Fired into Space! Such Was the Fate which Awaited Young Stoddard at the End of the Diamond Trail!
THE SLAVE SHIP FROM SPACE by A. R. HOLMES
Three Kidnapped Earthlings Show Xantra of the Tillas How "Docile" Earth Slaves Can Be.
THE REVOLT OF THE MACHINES by NAT SCHACHNER AND ARTHUR L. ZAGAT
Something in the Many-Faceted Mind of the Master Machine Spurs It to Diabolical Revolt Against the Authority of Its Human Masters.
THE EXILE OF TIME by RAY CUMMINGS
Only Near the End of the World Does Fate Catch Up with Tugh, the Cripple Who Ran Amuck Through Time. (Conclusion.)
CHAPTER XX - Following Tugh's Vibration-Trail
CHAPTER XXI - The Fight in the Power House
CHAPTER XXII - The Chase to the End of the World
CHAPTER XXIII - Diabolical Exile of Time!
CHAPTER XXIV - The Return
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