“He had said that if her husband really loved her, he would see that every desire of her life was granted.”. Read more of this retro-review to find out why.
Air Wonder: Sea Wonder: Space Wonder, Land Wonder, Farm Wonder, Factory Wonder – might have been pulp titles we’d see if Gernsback’s plans had come off
A vast ocean liner points down towards us, its stern in the sky and its prow a short distance from the ground. At first glance an observer might assume that the ship is plummeting from the stratosphere and about to crush the two unfortunate figures standing below. On closer inspection, however, it is revealed that […]
“I can truthfully say that I have learned more about Time, Space, Motion, Astronomy, Fourth Dimension, and the countless other mysteries of the Universe while reading magazines of science fiction than through any other means that I know of”
Following the bankruptcy, Gernsback is forced to give up the helm. Here is a review of the last issue published under his editorship.
A man in exotic green-and-white garb recoils at the sight of a large spherical device hovering through the air. The purpose of the machine is not entirely obvious, but the fact that it is passing over the prone bodies of five men indicates hostile properties: the man in green had best be careful, lest he […]
As a medium for the presentation of new ideas, Scientifiction is unsurpassed. It is the cement which unites scientific fact and fancy; the outlet for the idealistic mind
Spaceships, Dinosaurs, Aliens and Beam Weapons. It doesn’t get more science-fictiony than that!
Pseudonymous intrigue in this 1929 issue of Amazing Stories
Venerian? Venusian? Join the debate in this review of the December, 1928 issue of Amazing Stories
Science has made hardly a single step that scientifiction has not foretold. And science, in return, has disclosed a million new and startling facts, to serve as wings for the scientifiction author’s brain.
Why are there dinosaurs on the lunar surface?
In 1930 Astounding Stories was a new publication, edited not by John W. Campbell but by Harry Bates
The fourth issue of the magazine the Astounding Award (for Best New Author) is named.
Capt. S.P. Meek & Ray Cummings lead of this third installment of a pulp icon.
The February 1930 issue of Astounding Stories of Super-Science has hit the newsstands.
Amazing Stories’ early rival gets some love with this review of its very first issue
A review of one of Amazing Stories’ most iconic issues
So the time is not distant when it will be possible for us to witness a ball game a thousand miles away.
A contest to search for a “symbol for scientifiction”
The editors realize that, this being your publication, you, the reader, have certain ideas, not only about this publication, but about scientifiction as well.
Amazing Stories’ most collectible issue, featuring the birth of Space Opera and the origin of Anthony ‘Buck’ Rogers.
Scientific investigations conducted at the Gernsback offices…and a report on the July, 1928 issue of the magazine
Gernsback experiences myth becoming reality; H.G. Wells, David H Keller, Baron Munchhhausen’s adventures and more round out this 1928 issue of the magazine
“We believe that America will in time, become known as the hotbed of scientifiction…” Hugo Gernsback, 1928
A cautionary editorial about predicting the future of technology; giant octopi in print, presaging giant creature films, and more
Clair Winger Harris, HG Wells, Gernsback, and an appeal to design a symbol for “Scientifiction”
Doris Sutherland continues her review of Amazing Stories’ early history. including letter column praise for H.P. Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space.
Gernsback introduced Amazing Stories Quarterly when readers begged him to take the magazine weekly. Here’s the first issue.
Baron Munchausen begins his adventures anew in the latest issue of Amazing Stories