Astounding Science-Fiction (October 1940) [includes the source story for the classic film THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL]
by (A.E. van Vogt, Theodore Sturgeon, L. Sprague de Camp, et al.)
New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc.. Very Good. 1940. (Vol. XXVI, No. 2). Magazine. [light dampstain along bottom edge, running throughout the magazine but not warping any of the pages and only faintly visible on the otherwise-unblemished front cover; another dampstain at the top right corner, similarly throughout; despite these depredations, the issue presents very well]. Serial: "Slan" (Part 2 of 4) by A.E. van Vogt; the original appearance of van Vogt's first published novel, issued in hardcover in 1946. Novelettes: "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates (the basis for the classic 1951 film THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL); "Butyl and the Breather" by Theodore Sturgeon. Short stories: "White Mutiny" by Malcolm Jameson; "Runaway Cargo" by Nat Schachner; "The Warrior Race" by L. Sprague de Camp. Article: "The Search for Zero" (Part 1 of 2) by Willy Ley. Illustrations: Edd Cartier, Frank Kramer, Willy Ley, Paul Orban, Charles Schneeman. [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] . (Inventory #: 21836)
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