Science Fiction has always drawn some of our most creative writers to its form. Back in the early decades of the twentieth century events conspired to propel the whole genre forward from the earlier works of Jules Verne and other luminaries.
New media technologies were coming to the fore with radio and television to add to new industrial processes and ideas. Hollywood’s golden years were creating ‘escapist fare’ as the world battled with war and depression where the impossible seemed possible. On the streets pulp magazines were becoming the dominant form of mass market reading. The real world had shrunk and other worlds were sought.
Writers were able to fuse ideas with technical ‘know how’ and create fabulous inventions of other worlds and other times. These inspired other writers to re-imagine almost everything in the search for new situations and environments.
A Golden Age was upon us. These are their stories…….
WHEN THE MOUNTAIN CAME TO MIRAMAR by CHARLES W. DIFFIN
It is Magic against Magic As Garry Connell Bluffs for His Life with a Prehistoric Savage in the Heart of Sentinel Mountain.
BEYOND THE VANISHING POINT by RAY CUMMINGS
The Tale of a Golden Atom an Astounding Adventure in Size. (A Complete Novelette.)
CHAPTER I - The Fragment of Quartz
CHAPTER II - The Girl an Inch Tall
CHAPTER III - The Fight in the Shrinking Dome Room
CHAPTER IV - The Journey Into Smallness
CHAPTER V - The Message from Polter
CHAPTER VI - The Girl in the Golden Cage
CHAPTER VII - Within the Golden Cage
CHAPTER VIII - From a Drop of Water
CHAPTER IX - The Doomed Realm
CHAPTER X - The Escape
CHAPTER XI - The Combat of Size
CHAPTER XII - Mysterious Little Golden Rock
TERRORS UNSEEN by HARL VINCENT
One after Another the Invisible Robots Escape Shelton's Control and Their Trail Leads Straight to the Gangster Chief Cadorna.
PHALANXES OF ATLANS by F. V. W. MASON
Never Did an Aviator Ride a More Amazing Sky-Steed Than Alden on His Desperate Dash to the Great Jarmuthian Ziggurat. (Conclusion of a Two-Part Novel.)
WHAT HAS GONE BEFORE
THE METEOR GIRL by JACK WILLIAMSON
Through the Complicated Space-Time of the Fourth Dimension Goes Charlie King in an Attempt to Rescue the Meteor Girl.
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