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.
Uncanny Stories was an unsuccessful attempt to launch a new science fiction magazine. Manvis Publications in Chicago (aka Red Circle Magazines), had begun a similarly titled pulp, Uncanny Tales, in early 1939. It featured horror stories, and lasted five issues until May 1940. At that point, Manvis decided to give the science fiction field a try. Marvel Science Stories was its next attempt, which turned into Marvel Tales and later Marvel Stories. About the same time, they tried to expand with a new entry, Uncanny Stories. It failed to catch on with readers, and only saw a single publication. Unfortunately, Manvis Publications had a poor track record. Its American Sky Devils lasted six issues, Adventure Trails survived for three issues. The Angel Detective, a hero pulp, lasted but a single issue. Ka-Zar, jungle hero, lasted only three issues. Detective Short Stories lasted a surprising six years. It's unfortunate that Uncanny Stories only saw a single issue. It showed great promise. Uncanny Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Startling Feature Novel
Coming of the Giant Germs
by Ray Cummings
Could this crimson blob, then, huge as a man, be one of the Things that must come when the Comet was in the northern sky? Wes this then the murderous phantom that Bob Dean must see consume his own lovely fiancée, to hold her forever there in the heavens where Bob might know her only through a giant telescope?
Startling Feature Novel
by R. DeWitt Miller
No, The Power would not make Rod and Joan mere mystics, psychics, wonder-workers, mortals who broke natural laws on a small scale — with The Power their potentialities would be infinite!
Amazing Novelette Of The Future
by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
Maybe super-gravity was not enough to wipe out mankind, maybe men could invent machines to help with all the trivial things, like lighting a cigarette, or moving a chair near the stove, or sitting down and standing up — maybe Hugh and Carole and their kind might still survive!
Man from the Wrong Time-Track — Exciting Short Story
by Denis Plimmer
The man came from somewhere in Time — that’s why the cop couldn’t take him down to headquarters, that’s why he couldn’t take him to the morgue!
Speed Will Be My Bride — Exciting Short Story
by David H. Keller
The fastest woman on earth might imaginably make a good housekeeper — but not the fastest horse!
Meet My Brother — Mr. Ghost! — Exciting Short Story
by Wayne D. Overholser
Oh, my brother was there beside me all right — the trouble was simply that other people couldn’t hear him, or see him, or touch him!