Only a single issue of this magazine was ever published, making it a true pulp rarity. During the height of the science-fiction craze in the Spring of 1951, Avon Publications issued 10 Story Fantasy magazine. They pulled together some of sci-fi's most honored authors to create a magazine that stood out for readers. It contained thirteen stories, not just the ten promised on the cover. There were three novelets in addition to the ten science-fiction short stories, making 128 pages chock full of the fantastic and thrilling stories of fantasy. For unknown reasons, the magazine did not return for a second issue. We have only this single issue in existence to tantalize the mind with "what if...?" 10 Story Fantasy returns with these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Three Great Novelettes
Tyrant and Slave-Girl on Planet Venus — Science-Fiction
by John Beynon
Bert had to take his choice of the decadence of Old Mars or the harsh virility of the New Venus.
The Poisonous Soul — Weird-Fantasy
by Franklin Gregory
Was that stranger merely a man who looked like a snake — or was he actually a snake that looked like a man?
Getaway on Krishna — Interplanetary Adventure
by L. Sprague de Camp
There was a secret to winning that mad race over the ice of that far planet — a secret only one Earthman knew.
Ten Fantastic Short Stories
by A.E. Van Vogt
Five hundred years after Hiroshima, will new spectres walk among the graves?
by Fritz Leiber
What was it about that young lady that made the villagers bar their doors at night?
Friend to Man
by C.M. Kornbluth
Martian charity demanded payment in its own eerie way!
Sentinel of Eternity
by Arthur C. Clarke
What would happen when the signal pyramid on Luna was silenced?
The Other Side of the Wall
by August Derleth
Pincus Hawk couldn’t understand why that unfinished wall whispered to him.
by Martin Pearson
Mr. Allen found himself being shot at in a war he couldn’t believe in!
Uneasy Lies the Head
by Lester Del Rey
Civilization would fall if no one could be found strong enough to replace the dying mastermind.
Seeds of Futurity
by Kris Neville
Edward Barnett had a scheme to solve an old world’s strange dilemma.
Who Builds Maos Traps?
by K.W. Bennett
Some fiend left a “better mouse trap” at the city editor’s desk.
by Gene A. Davidson
Something was carving stinging insects out of wood — and bringing them to life!