The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1940 Anthology: [Special Retro-Hugo Edition]

The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1940 Anthology: [Special Retro-Hugo Edition]

Ross Rocklynne Malcolm Jameson Nelson S. Bond Don Wilcox Steve Davidson Jean Marie Stine Raymond A. Palmer / Oct 16, 2019

The Best of Amazing Stories The Anthology Special Retro Hugo Edition A fairly good time capsule of sf starting to become a genre of its own and Amazing Stories in particular for the pulp fiction fan this will be an interesting and fun read And all of s cover

  • Title: The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1940 Anthology: [Special Retro-Hugo Edition]
  • Author: Ross Rocklynne Malcolm Jameson Nelson S. Bond Don Wilcox Steve Davidson Jean Marie Stine Raymond A. Palmer
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  • Page: 206
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  • A fairly good time capsule of sf starting to become a genre of its own, and Amazing Stories in particular ,,, for the pulp fiction fan, this will be an interesting and fun read And all of 1926 s covers are reprinted on this anthology s back cover review.1940 was an important year for Amazing Stories and for its new editor, Raymond A Palmer For Palmer it was A fairly good time capsule of sf starting to become a genre of its own, and Amazing Stories in particular ,,, for the pulp fiction fan, this will be an interesting and fun read And all of 1926 s covers are reprinted on this anthology s back cover review.1940 was an important year for Amazing Stories and for its new editor, Raymond A Palmer For Palmer it was the culmination of his dream to create a stable of new science fiction writers for Amazing, the way John W Campbell Jr had done two years earlier with such spectacular success at Astounding Stories Palmer gathered Don Wilcox, Robert Moore Williams, the highly underrated Rog Phillips, David Wright O Brien, David Vern Reed of Batman fame , Chester S Geier, the Livingston brothers Herbert and Berkeley , Leroy Yerxa, Frances Deegan, Richard S Shaver, and others quite popular then but of lesser fame today He also opened his pages to anything such important authors as Ray Bradbury, Nelson S Bond, Eando Binder, and Robert Bloch cared to write, 1940 was the year it all came together for Ray Palmer From then on Amazing Stories readership and circulation would continue to grow, even through and after the war, in a triumphal arc.The stories reprinted here, we believe are among the most outstanding Palmer published in Amazing during 1940 Guiding our selections are what we feel are three key signifiers of quality 1 reader reaction as reflected in the magazine s letter columns, 2 a story having been deemed worthy of reprint by the field s most able anthologists, and 3 our own personal reading of all twelve issues published that year The gem of the year, a novelette which still enjoys classic status today, was undoubtedly The Voyage that Lasted 600 Years, the first story ever set on board a ship making a generations long voyage to a distant star Once again Amazing was in the lead with a cornerstone sf idea that remains a vital part of the field to this day beating out Robert A Heinlein s Universe, which is often misremembered as the first use of a generation starship, by a full year Also included areTruth Is A PlagueDavid Wright O BrienThe Living MistRalph Milne FarleyPaul Revere And The Time MachineA W BernalMonster Out Of SpaceMalcolm JamesonThe Day Time Stopped MovingEd Earl Repp Writing As Bradner Buckner The Mathematical KidRoss RocklynneThe Strange Voyage Of Dr PenwingRichard O LewisThe Three Wise Men Of SpaceDonald BernSons Of The DelugeNelson S BondThis special 1940 Retro Hugo edition of The Best of Amazing Stories is not intended to tell World Science Fiction Convention members who or what to vote for or not to vote for At the same time it is not possible for most readers to obtain copies of all the science fiction stories and novels published during 1940 or even those classics that might be ranked among the best Unfortunately, many of the latter are not in print, and those that are are scattered widely among many different anthologies and not easy to assemble We offer this present book in the hope that it may help contemporary readers become informed about, at least, some of the better science fiction of the year 1940 Contains a special Introduction and survey of the best stories published in every magazine during the year.

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    1. “There is nothing funnier than old science fiction,” according to a review I recently discovered of a significant early genre classic. The critic went on to smarmily list the many faults in prophecy of the old story under review, which is set in a then-future time we have now passed. He told us all the things the writer “got wrong” in terms of later real-world developments in technology, society, language, gender relations, and so on. This was typical, the reviewer said, of vintage SF. A [...]


    2. A lot of the stories in this retrospective don't hold up well, with square-jawed spacemen solving the galaxy's problems. There are also some attempts at humor that were probably funnier 75 years ago. Nevertheless, there is enough good stuff to justify reading the anthology, and it gives us a benchmark for the 1941 Retro Hugo process. The first story, The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years by Don Wilcox, is probably the best of the bunch. I also enjoyed Paul Revere and the Time Machine by A.W. Bernal a [...]


    3. I originally ILLed this book to read Sons of the deluge and re-read "The voyage that lasted 600 years" before the final day of nominations for the 1941 RetroHugos on March 31. However, reading the other stories in the volume was also fun; quality varies, but most were entertaining. (Of course, all older sci fic needs to be read in historical context of when it was written, so new readers to these older stories must expect differences from some of the modern SF!). Recommended for true SF readers. [...]



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