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ASTONISHING STORIES. All published - ASTONISHING STORIES. February, 1940 - April - 1940. 
Fictioneers, Inc. 1940-43, Chicago, IL - Octavo, 16 issues, plus one issue (Canadian). pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Second tier SF magazine first edited by a nineteen year old Frederik Pohl. Sixteen issues, all published plus the third of three Canadian issues. "Astonishing Stories featured a fine blend of new and old talent, artists and writers alike. .it is worth remembering for two reasons. it initiated a meaningful book review column. and it served as a valuable training ground, not only for some talented young writers, but also for its young editor." - Tymn and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction Magazine, pp. 117-121. Writers include Isaac Asimov, Henry Kuttner (also using pseudonyms), Frederik Pohl (using pseudonyms), Clifford Simak, Malcolm Jameson, C.M. Kornbluth (using pseudonyms), Frank Belknap Long, Manly Wade Wellman, Alfred Bester, James Blish, Leigh Brackett, Robert Bloch and Nelson Bond. Other notables: Neil R. Jones Professor Jameson stories. C.M. Korbluth's first story appearance in the April, 1940 issue, a collaboration with Harry Dockweiler and Richard Wilson using the pseudonym Ivar Towers. Robert A. Heinlein appears in the April, 1941 issue as Lyle Monroe (and Emma Waltz) and the March, 1942 as Lyle Monroe. L. Ron Hubbard (with L. Sprague DeCamp) appears in November, 1941. E.E. "Doc" Smith "Vortex Blaster" novelettes; June. 1942 and October, 1942. Ray Bradbury in the April, 1943 issue. Several issues are very good but most are nearly fine to fine issues. An attractive set. (19915) [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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