Fiction House publishing decided to see if it could repeat the success of its Two Complete Detective Books magazine, by switching to the science-fiction genre. The Winter 1950 issue of Two Complete Science-Adventure Books hit the newsstands and was well received. It followed the same format as its companion magazine. Two science fiction novels which had been previously published in hardback format were reprinted, uncut, in the pulp magazine. For a quarter, readers could enjoy the same science fiction stories that had previously cost $4 for the hardback versions. Authors like Isaac Asimov, L. Ron Hubbard, Edmond Hamilton, Arthur C. Clarke, James Blish and L. Sprague de Camp appeared in the magazine's pages. Unfortunately, even for all that star-power, the magazine was forced to close with the Spring 1954 issue, after only 11 issues were published. Two Complete Science Adventure Books returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
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Beyond This Horizon
by Anson McDonald
Hamilton Felix 243 had this utopian world at his finger tips. But — magnificent deviant — he was drawn to the plotters, the unregenerate, until he too moved in the shadow of dissolution. Then he walked alone, fingering a Colt .45 such as ancient men had used to solve the problems of their fantastic steel-tipped age.
by Alfred Coppel
The Great Destroyer glowed ominously as the Magellanics’ attack came closer, closer. And the Star-King with his small and battered army stood by to protect this somnolent devil while the Galaxy waited in helpless terror.