Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine.
Marvel Stories was a two-issue series that was part of a larger trend. Western Fiction Publishing Co. started their foray into science fiction with Marvel Science Stories in 1938, it then changed to Marvel Tales in 1939 and finally became Marvel Stories in late 1940. After the final issue in April of 1941, the magazine left newsstands for nearly a decade. It returned in November 1950 under the old title of Marvel Science Stories and continued until 1952. Although Marvel Stories only lasted two issues, both magazines were filled with top quality science fiction thrills. Writers who would go on to make a name for themselves in the genre appeared in those two issues, making them highly-sought after among collectors. Marvel Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Thrilling Book-Length Novel
The Last Secret Weapon
by Polton Cross
The simplest and yet the most brilliant invention of all time, the secret weapon to end all secret weapons — this was the diabolic device that Val Turner knew foreign dictators would finally use to wipe out his beloved America, this was the fiendish instrument that only a new super-science could smash!
Girl from Venus — Unusual Novelette
by D.D. Sharp
The girl from Venus was the only girl in the world for me, and atomic disintegration and argonite would give us health, wealth and complete happiness — until that inevitable day, alas, when Leatha must no longer be distinguishable from any other girl on the planet!
The Iron God — Unusual Novelette
by Jack Williamson
A dive-bomber weighing sixty tons, ten of them the highest explosives known, hurtling four hundred miles an hour at the giant’s head!... Lundoon knew that if this attack did not stop the 2,000-foot-tall mad colossus, nothing ever would!
The Thought Machine — Gripping Short Story
by Ray Cummings
To Dr. Jenks the Thought-Machine was the transmutation of human body atoms into matter with the same vibration-rate — to Butch and Red and Willie it was a way to make a million-bucks!
We — The Other People — Gripping Short Story
by Bruce Manchester
You remember how those creatures looked, and the way they acted, the crew of the first spaceship to reach the Earth, and how you called them the Other-People... I wonder, though, if you guessed then that they’d turn out as they have...
The World of Tomorrow — Marvel’s Special Feature
by Ray Cummings
Proof that the basic ultimate substance is — nothing!... Mechanical invisibility is coming... Have you tried to kill yourself recently?... Do you see things as they really are?