A Thrilling Book-Length Novel
Prison of Time
by Eando Binder
When Barry Carver’s plane was shot down in the Sahara desert, his precious message undelivered to the Allies, it meant the Dictator powers would win the Great War. But that was before Barry found Shorraine, Land of the Mirage, and the demon people of Phoryx, who schemed to enslave all Earthmen — and Sha-tahn, alter-ego of Satan, and spirit of Dictators of all generations!
Ananias — Top-Notch Novelette
by L. Sprague de Camp
In the war of the future will belligerent nations fight only with scientific machines of destruction? Or will they also use a more sinister weapon — subtle propaganda!
Under the North Pole — Top-Notch Novelette
by Ed Earl Repp
Hopelessly lost in the frozen Arctic, Anthropologist George Kane stumbled on that strange workroom, deep in the blue depths of a glacier. But he didn’t dream he had discovered a mad scientist’s ice-palace laboratory — and a wild scheme to bring world-chaos by demagnetizing the North Pole!
The Stronger — Top-Notch Novelette
by Fredric Arnold Kummer, Jr.
Instead of a space-trip from Venus to Earth, Jim Weston found himself a shanghaied member of a slave-crew, Mars-bound on Saturnian Slane’s rocket ship. And when they crashed on the red desert of Mars, this Earthman showed a Saturnian bully that on any planet it’s guts, not size, that makes the man!
Insight — Unusual Short Story
by Manly Wade Wellman
What would you do if you had a pair of contact eye-lenses that x-rayed cloth and wood? Perhaps, like Sam Sterrett, you’d find yourself in a kidnap-gang’s kill-trap — with the finger of death pointing at your sweetheart!
Through the Telescope — Science Department
The Test Tube — Science Department
Roundabout — Science Department
The Dynamic Cover
Norman Saunders, who achieved new heights in science-fiction illustration with his cover on the first issue of MARVEL, pictures, as only he could, the climax scene of Eando Binder’s novel, “Prison of Time.”