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Title: Astounding Science Fiction
Editors: John W. Campbell, Jr.
Date: August 1948
Publisher: Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Pages: 164

Index:

Time Trap (Charles L. Harness)
Dreadful Sanctuary, part 3 of 3 (Eric Frank Russell)
Dawn of Nothing (A. Bertram Chandler)
Smaller Than You Think (Kenneth Gray)
The Monster (A. E. van Vogt)

Condition:

cover and spine are worn, right corner of the front cover is torn off, interior pages have turned yellow with age. there is staining on some pages but no noted markings. the staple binding is fragile and the cover is starting to come loose (see 2nd photo)

Historical Notes:

With their often lurid covers and sensational subject matter, Astounding Science Fiction offered low-priced fantastic entertainment to their largely working class readers. However, the authors also engage directly with issues of immediate significance to their readers, including the dark side of technological development, war, population growth, and immigration. Pulp magazines offer a significant cross-section of the fantasies and concerns of working class readers of the period

Reference points and other cool links:

http://www.popularscience.co.uk/features/feat20.htm

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Astounding-Science-Fiction/108723702492006

http://www.andrew-may.com/asf/index.htm

http://www.sfcovers.net/Magazines/ASF/

Astounding Science Fiction, August 1948, antique pulp fiction magazine


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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