Sci-Fi buffs take a literary time trip back to genre’s formative years with this classic collection of pulp and digest magazines. Offered are (42) issues from two of Sci-Fi’s most popular titles with (29) “Astounding Science Fiction” digests and (13) “Thrilling Wonder Stories” pulps. Featuring cover artwork set for maximum titillation with gorgeous babes, strapping heroes, assorted spacecraft, weird villains and the occasional bug-eyed monster, these vintage treasures report in above average to better condition, ranging in the (VG to FN-VF) range unless noted.
Key issues are: (8) ASF: 1/48 with story by I. Asimov (in lesser grade due minor tape repairs on spine); 8/49 with stories by J. MacDonald, L. Ron Hubbard and L. Sprague DeCamp; 10/49 with stories by P. Anderson, C. Davis and L. Ron Hubbard; 2/50 with stories by P. Anderson, L. Ron Hubbard and A.E. Van Vogt; 4/50 with stories by J. Blish, L. Ron Hubbard and A.E. Van Vogt; 11/55 with story by F. Herbert; 2/56 with story by R. Heinlein; 12/57 with story by R. Silverberg; (3) TWS: 12/34 with H. Gernsback editor credit; 6/47 with story by M. Leinster; 2/48 with story by R. Bradbury.
The complete list of included issues is as follows:
Astounding Science Fiction: 11/47, 1/48 (lesser grade due to tape repairs on spine), 2/48, 3/48, 8/49, 9/49, 10/49, 2/50, 4/50, 10/50, 12/50, 3/51, 6/52, 8/53, 5/54, 6/54, 11/55, 2/56, 4/56, 8/56, 1/57, 2/57, 4/57, 5/57, 6/57, 12/57, 3/59, 4/59, 1/60
Thrilling Wonder Stories: 12/34, 10/40 (lesser grade due to tape repair at upper right), 2/42, 4/42, 10/42, 12/44 (lesser grade due to sections of spine paper loss), Spring/46, Winter/46, 6/47, 2/48, 12/49, 12/51, 4/53
It must be noted that grading for pulp magazines is subject to different standards than typical magazines due to the lesser quality of paper used in their manufacture. Generally all included issues are appealing and collectible with deference to the few condition flaws noted above.