Arthur J. Burks – BRAIN PLUCKER http://www.brainplucker.com THE WONDER PUBLISHING GROUP BLOG Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Releases – Lionel White and Vintage Science Fiction http://www.brainplucker.com/new-releases-lionel-white-and-vintage-science-fiction/ Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:32:17 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=1265 Been busy, busy with new releases. Unfortunately that making this blog one new release posting after another. So starting tomorrow next week there will be Free Fiction Friday. To find out more, check in tomorrow next week (technical difficulties created an unexpected delay) . And now with the new releases for this week.

Dominion by Arthur J. Burks

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Dominion by Arthur J. Burks

Dominion by Arthur J. Burks

 

Deep in the heart of South America’s jungles, explorers Leyson and Horton found the source of the fantastic rumors which had been alarming government officials. And the facts they found were stranger than the wildest stories they had heard, for here were a race of metal men, the New People. And here, behind the scenes, was Von Glauber, sworn follower of the swastika, making a madman’s dream come true. For the metal giants had been made to rise and conquer, and have dominion over the entire world! First published in Science Fiction Stories, July 1943

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Hostage For A Hood by Lionel White

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Hostage For A Hood by Lionel White

Hostage For A Hood by Lionel White

 

Every minute she had was borrowed, and every second ticked off the time for murder. Joyce was driving along the deserted avenue. Just ahead on a side street, Cribbins checked the second hand of his watch for the last time. He swung the heavy Cadillac around the corner. He had a rendezvous with an armored car and a quar¬ter of a million dollars; he had a tommy gun to make sure it all went off smoothly. Everything was timed, everything was planned down to the most insignificant detail–except for Joyce Sherwood and her eight-year-old Chevy, which crashed deep into the side, of Cribbins’ stolen car. That’s how they met–the house¬wife and the hoods. And terror took over!

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Jobo by Henry Slesar

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Jobo by Henry Slesar

Jobo by Henry Slesar

 

Jobo was picked upon and teased. Not like any other child in the deep woods of Tennessee. They called him a freak, but he was strong and could whoop anybody, if forced to do so. Unfortunately, he may be forced to do so. Meanwhile, John Tilletson was on an expedition of lifetime–to Easter Island! All to prove his unorthodox hypothesis that the giant head sculptures of Easter Island have an extraterrestrial origin. Soon Jobo and John Tilletson’s worlds would collide.

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Free Astounding Stories of Super-Science Magazines http://www.brainplucker.com/free-astounding-stories-of-super-science-magazines/ Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:09:19 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=285 Project Gutenberg has been putting tons of Public Domain books on the web for years now. Well maybe not tons. How much do electrons weigh for over 30,000 books. Anyways, you know what I mean. One thing that is fairly new is the complete issues of Astounding Stories of Super-Science from 1930. There are six complete issues available online. Astounding could arguable be called the greatest SF Magazine ever. Eventually the magazine evolved into Analog, that is still being published today.

But it’s most famous period is from the 1940s when the magazine almost single-handedly created the Golden Age of Science Fiction. John W. Campbell was the long running editor and discovered and/or developed some of the all time great writers of the period, including Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, A.E. Van Vogt, and many, many more.

But I digress… In it’s earliest days, the early 1930s, the SF is Astounding was very pulpy and sometimes very bad, and sometime pretty fun. Harry Bates was Astounding’s first editor and the magazine was going in a different direction than the other SF magazines started by Hugo Gernsback (Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories). Those mags were interested in preaching the gospel of Science to its readers. Astounding started as a “Blood-n-Thunder” pulp with an emphasis on action, and damn the science. There are some very good authors contained in these pages like Edmond Hamilton, Murray Leinster, Hugh B. Cave, Arthur J. Burks, and Miles J. Breuer. Project Gutenberg also included the original interior art, which is a way cool thing to do! So now you can read and enjoy these issues without the pulp smell which sometimes screws up my sinuses.

Click on the images to go to the HTML page of each issue or go here for other formats.

September 1930

September 1930

April 1930

April 1930

August 1930

August 1930

Febuary 1930

Febuary 1930

July 1930

July 1930

March 1930

March 1930

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