During the science-fiction boom of the 1930s, there were over a dozen pulp magazines dedicated to the subject. Analog, Startling Stories, Amazing Stories, Wonder Stories, Captain Future and Super Science Stories were just a few. In 1939, the pulp magazine publisher of Jungle Stories, and many others, added its own entry into the sci-fi field, Planet Stories. Until it folded in 1955, it published ground-breaking science fiction from some of the genre's brightest stars, including such luminaries as Ray Cummings, Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr., Eando Binder, Leight Bracket, Isaac Asimov, Clifford D. Simak, Henry Kuttner, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, James Blish, A.E. van Vogt, Theodore Sturgeon, Alan E. Nourse and Robert Sheckley. Planet Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
A Stirring Novel Of The Void
The Great Green Blight
by Emmett McDowell
Enslavement of the Empire of Earth was near, and only a handful of men could halt the final blow... a handful of men who could not act — for a single movement would mean their death.
Three Great Novelets Of The Future
Steel Giants Of Chaos
by James R. Adams
Earth owed the Wronged Ones a world, and unless payment was made two races faced extinction.
Passage To Planet X
by Henry Hasse
They sought a world of freedom, and found a planet beyond all planets, a weird land of The Lost — where silent death prepared to strike.
by Gardner F. Fox
From strange and distant worlds the Master Beings came to Neeoorna, bringing with them the science of the Universe. One by one they fought the alien fires — and died.
Three Short Stories Of The Star Ways
by Ross Rocklynne
Entoré, a creature not yet born, and Bryan Barrett, liberal, radical, diversifal — together they worked to prevent a world of probability that would end the human race.
The Ultimate World
by Bryce Walton
The City was perfection, an ultimate City that left nothing to be desired. But the City was dying — for it had no purpose.
by Larry Sternig
Freedom for the Venusian Pirate meant death for many, and it was Director Barrow’s duty to hold him — even though it would cost his daughter’s life.
by Guy Gifford
P.S.’s Feature Flash
Another bout of ballots, blasts and battles