Neil R. Jones

Neil Ronald Jones (May 29, 1909 – February 15, 1988) was an American author who worked for the state of New York. Not prolific, and little remembered today, Jones was ground-breaking in science fiction. His first story, "The Death's Head Meteor", was published in Air Wonder Stories in 1930, possibly recording the first use of "astronaut" in fiction. He also pioneered cyborg and robotic characters, and is credited with inspiring the modern idea of cryonics. Most of his stories fit into a "future history" like that of Robert A. Heinlein or Cordwainer Smith, well before either of them used this convention in their fiction.

Neil Ronald Jones
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Neil R. Jones as pictured in Air Wonder Stories, January 1930
BornMay 29, 1909
DiedFebruary 15, 1988 (aged 78)

Professor Jameson stories

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"The Planet of the Double Sun", the second entry in the "Professor Jameson" series, was the cover story in the February 1932 issue of Amazing Stories
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"Time's Mausoleum", the fifth "Professor Jameson" story, was cover-featured on the December 1933 issue of Amazing Stories
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"The Music-Monsters" was the last "Professor Jameson" story to be published in Amazing Stories, taking the cover of the April 1938 issue

Rating not even a cover mention, the first installment of Jones' most popular creation, "The Jameson Satellite", appeared in the July 1931 issue of Amazing Stories.[1] The hero was Professor Jameson, the last Earthman, who became immortal through the science of the Zoromes. Jameson was obsessed with the idea of perfectly preserving his body after death and succeeded by having it launched into space in a small capsule. Jameson's body survived for 40,000,000 years, where it was found orbiting a dead planet Earth by a passing Zorome exploration ship. The Zoromes, or machine men as they sometimes called themselves, were cyborgs. They came from a race of biological beings who had achieved immortality by transferring their brains to machine bodies. They occasionally assisted members of other races with this transition (e.g. the Tri-Peds and the Mumes), allowing others to become Zoromes and join them on their expeditions, which sometimes lasted hundreds of years. So, much like the Borg of the Star Trek series, a Zorome crew could be made up of assimilated members of many different biological species. The Zoromes discovered that Jameson's body had been so well preserved that they were able to repair his brain, incorporate it into a Zorome machine body and restart it. The professor joined their crew and, over the course of the series, participated in many adventures, even visiting Zor, the Zorome homeworld, where he met biological Zoromes. The professor eventually rose to command his own crew of machine men on a new Zorome exploration ship. "The Jameson Satellite" proved so popular with readers that later installments in Amazing Stories got not only cover mentions but the cover artwork. The series eventually became some of the most popular and well-known of the 1930s pulps.[2]

Being cryopreserved and revived is an idea that would recur in hundreds of science fiction novels, movies, and television shows. One young science fiction fan who read The Jameson Satellite and drew inspiration from the idea of cryonics was Robert Ettinger, who became known as the father of cryonics.[2] An eleven and a half year old Isaac Asimov also read the story. Asimov noted that the Zorome's organic brains were a minor detail, "Jones treated them as mechanical men, making them objective without being unfeeling, benevolent without being busybodies." He cites Jones' Zoromes as the "spiritual ancestors" of his positronic robot series and credits them as the origin of his attraction to the idea of benevolent robots.[3]

Masamune Shirow paid homage to Jones in his cyborg-populated Ghost in the Shell saga by including a no-frills brain-in-a-box design, even naming them Jameson-type cyborgs.

Just as the Jameson stories inspired Asimov, Ettinger, and other young readers, Neil R. Jones has said he was inspired to invent the Zoromes by H. G. Wells' Martians from The War of the Worlds, whose weak bodies were augmented by giant war machines. He also drew inspiration from Sewell Peaslee Wright's stories of Commander Hanson and the space patrol which were running in Astounding Stories around the time Jones began writing the Jameson series.[2]

Jameson (or 21MM392, as he was known to his fellow metal beings) was the subject of twenty-one stories between 1931 and 1951, when Jones stopped writing, with nine stories still unpublished. In the late 1960s, Ace Books editor Donald A. Wollheim compiled five collections, comprising sixteen of these, including two previously unpublished. In all there were thirty Jameson stories written (twenty four eventually saw publication, six remain unpublished), and twenty-two unrelated pieces.

R. D. Mullen, reviewing The Planet of the Double Sun, commented that while many readers have found the stories memorable despite their exceptionally crude writing, he found the characters and events "of such little interest that I feel no desire to follow them through the succeeding stories."[4] Everett F. Bleiler found the stories marked by "drearily innocuous similarities" as well as "weak writing and literary flatness."[5] In contrast, Isaac Asimov wrote of his experience reading the Jameson Satellite as a pre-teen, "None of the flaws in language and construction were obvious" ... "What I responded to was the tantalizing glimpse of possible immortality and the vision of the world's sad death".[3] With the pulp audience of the 1930s, the Jameson stories were very popular[2] as evident from the amount of praise that appeared in the letters column of any pulp that published one of the stories.

Bibliography

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Jones's novelette "The Asteroid of Death", the first installment in his "Durna Ranque" series, was the cover story in the Fall 1931 issue of Wonder Stories Quarterly
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Jones's final "Durna Ranque" story, "The Citadel in Space", was published in Two Complete Science-Adventure Books in 1951, but has never been reprinted

Professor Jameson stories

  • ”The Jameson Satellite” (Amazing Stories, July 1931; Amazing Stories, April 1956 - reprint; Ace Books collection #1, 1967)
  • ”The Planet of the Double Sun” (Amazing Stories, February 1932; Amazing Stories, November 1962 - reprint; Ace Books collection #1, 1967)
  • ”The Return of the Tripeds” (Amazing Stories, May 1932; Ace Books collection #1, 1967)
  • ”Into the Hydrosphere” (Amazing Stories, October 1933; Ace Books collection #2, 1967)
  • ”Time's Mausoleum” (Amazing Stories, December 1933; Ace Books collection #2, 1967)
  • ”The Sunless World” (Amazing Stories, December 1934; Ace Books collection #2, 1967)
  • ”Zora of the Zoromes” (Amazing Stories, March 1935; Ace Books collection #3, 1967)
  • ”Space War” (Amazing Stories. July 1935; Ace Books collection #3, 1967)
  • ”Labyrinth” (Amazing Stories, April 1936, Ace Books collection #3, 1967)
  • ”Twin Worlds” (Amazing Stories, April 1937, Ace Books collection #4, 1967)
  • ”On the Planet Fragment” (Amazing Stories, October 1937, Ace Books collection #4, 1967)
  • ”The Music-Monsters” (Amazing Stories, April 1938, Ace Books collection #4, 1967)
  • ”The Cat-Men of Aemt” (Astonishing Stories, August 1940)
  • ”Cosmic Derelict” (Astonishing Stories, February 1941)
  • ”Slaves of the Unknown” (Astonishing Stories, March 1942)
  • ”Doomsday on Ajiat” (Astonishing Stories, 10/42, Ace Books collection #5, 1968)
  • ”The Metal Moon” (Super Science Stories, September 1949, Ace Books collection #5, 1968)
  • ”Parasite Planet” (Super Science Stories, November 1949)
  • ”World without Darkness” (Super Science Stories, March 1950)
  • ”The Mind Masters” (Super Science Stories, September 1950)
  • ”The Star Killers” (Super Science Stories, August 1951)
  • ”In the Meteoric Cloud” (Ace Books collection #5, 1968)
  • ”The Accelerated World” (Ace Books collection #5, 1968)
  • ”The Voice Across Space” (unpublished)
  • ”Battle Moon” (unpublished)
  • ”The Lost Nation (unpublished)
  • ”Exiles from Below” (Astro-Adventures Number 7, April 1989)
  • ”The Satellite Sun” (unpublished)
  • ”Hidden World” (unpublished)
  • ”The Sun Dwellers” (unpublished)

Ace Books Professor Jameson Collections

  • The Planet of the Double Sun (Ace #F-420, 1967) - paperback, cover art by Gray Morrow
  • The Sunless World (Ace #G-631, 1967) - paperback, cover art by Gray Morrow
  • Space War (Ace #G-650, 1967) - paperback, cover art by Gray Morrow
  • Twin Worlds (Ace #G-681, 1967) - paperback, cover art by Gray Morrow
  • Doomsday on Ajiat (Ace #G-719, 1968) - paperback, cover art by Gray Morrow

Durna Rangue Stories

  • ”Durna Rangue Neophyte” (Astounding Stories, June 1937)
  • ”Captives of the Durna Rangue” (Super Science Novels Magazine, March 1941)
  • ”The Citadel in Space” (Two Complete Science-Adventure Books, Summer 1951)

Pirate Nez Hulan Stories

  • ”The Moon Pirates, Part 1” (Amazing Stories, September 1934)
  • ”The Moon Pirates, Part 2” (Amazing Stories, October 1934)

Other stories

  • ”The Death's Head Meteor” (Air Wonder Stories, January 1930)
  • ”The Electrical Man” (Scientific Detective Monthly, May 1930)
  • ”The Asteroid of Death” (Wonder Stories Quarterly, Fall 1931)
  • ”Suicide Durkee's Last Ride” (Amazing Stories, September 1932)
  • ”Shipwrecked on Venus” (Wonder Stories Quarterly, Winter 1932)
  • ”Escape from Phobos” (Wonder Stories, February 1933)
  • ”Martian and Troglodyte” (Amazing Stories, May 1933; Amazing Stories, August 1967 - reprint)
  • ”Little Hercules” (Astounding Science Fiction, September 1936)
  • ”The Astounding Exodus” (Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1937)
  • ”Kiss of Death” (Amazing Stories, December 1938)
  • ”The Swordsmen of Saturn” (Science Fiction, October 1939)
  • ”Liquid Hell” (Future Fiction, July 1940)
  • ”The Dark Swordsmen of Saturn” (Planet Stories, Summer 1940)
  • ”Invisible One” (Super Science Stories, September 1940)
  • ”Hermit of Saturn's Ring” (Planet Stories Fall 1940)
  • ”Priestess of the Sleeping Death” (Amazing Stories, April 1941)
  • ”The Ransom for Toledo” (Comet, May 1941)
  • ”Vampire of the Void” (Planet Stories, Spring 1941)
  • ”Spoilers of the Spaceways” (Planet Stories, Winter 1942)

References

  1. ^ Gay, Bob (March 2010). "The Jameson Satellite". The Nostalgia League. Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d Ashley, Mike (April 1989). "The Immortal Professor". Astro Adventures (7): 3.
  3. ^ a b Asimov, Isaac (1975). Before The Golden Age, Book 1. Greenwich, Ct: Fawcett Publications, Inc. p. 80. ISBN 978-0449024102.
  4. ^ Mullen, R.D. (November 1975). "Reviews: November 1975". Science Fiction Studies. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  5. ^ Bleiler & Bleiler 1998, pp. 196-198.

Sources

  • Ash, Brian. Who's Who in Science Fiction. Taplinger, 1976.
  • Ashley, Michael, ed. The History of Science Fiction Magazine. Part 2: 1936 - 1945. New English Library 1975.
  • Ashley, Michael, The Immortal Professor, Astro Adventures, Number 7, April 1989.
  • Bleiler, Everett F.; Richard Bleiler (1998). Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years. Kent State University Press.
  • Greenberg, Martin H., ed. Amazing Science Fiction Anthology: The Wonder Years 1926-1935. Wizards of the Coast, 1987.

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The stories were selected by Asimov, and the main selection criterion was the degree to which they influenced him when he was growing up in the 1930s. The prefatory material and individual introductions to the stories fill in the details about the early life of the child prodigy, which effectively makes the volume an autobiographical prequel to his earlier collection The Early Asimov.

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Ace Books have published hundreds of science fiction titles, starting in 1953. Many of these were Ace Doubles (dos-a-dos format), but they also published many single volumes. Between 1953 and 1968, the books had a letter-series identifier; after that date they were given five digit numeric serial numbers. There were a total of 378 letter-series sf titles(62 S&D, 174 F, 19 M, 78 G, 29 H, 1 N, 1 K, and 14 A series books).

The list given here gives a date of publication; in all cases this refers to the date of publication by Ace, and not the date of original publication of the novels. For more information about the history of these titles, see Ace Books, which includes a discussion of the serial numbering conventions used and an explanation of the letter-code system.

List of Ace single volumes

Ace Books began publishing genre fiction in 1952. Initially these were mostly in the attractive tête-bêche format, but they also published a few single volumes, in the early years, and that number grew until the doubles stopped appearing in about 1978. The tête-bêche format was discarded in 1973, but future double novels were continued for a while,

Between 1952 and 1968, the books had a letter-series identifier; after that date they were given five-digit numeric serial numbers. The list given here covers every Ace book that was not a double, published between 1952 and 1978 (or later), for all genres. It gives a date of publication; in all cases this refers to the date of publication by Ace, and not the date of original publication of the novels. For more information about the history of these titles, see Ace Books, which includes a discussion of the serial numbering conventions used and an explanation of the letter-code system.

This list covers the non-double novels, for both the letter-series and numeric-series books. For the Ace Double volumes, see Ace Doubles.

List of Ace titles in second G series

Ace Books began its second G-series in 1964, and it ran until 1968, with serial numbers from 501 to 766.

There had previously been nine titles with a G prefix published as part of the D/G/S-series. These nine are:

G-352 NA Francis Leary Fire And Morning (1959)

G-371 NA Theodor Plievier Berlin (1959)

G-376 NA J. Harvey Howells The Big Company Look (1959)

G-382 NA C. T. Ritchie Willing Maid

G-390 NA R. Foreman Long Pig

G-440 NA Andrew Hepburn Letter Of Marque (1960)

G-454 NA Anne Powers Ride East! Ride West! (1960)

G-480 WE John Brick The Strong Men (1960)

G-500 WE George D. Hendricks The Bad Man of the West (1961)The nine titles above are also listed in the D/G/S-series, but are separated here for convenience.

After the numbers in the D/G/S-series reached 500, the G series began to use separate numbers. These are the titles listed below.

Some G-series numbers are not listed, and it is not known if a book corresponds to them; the missing numbers are: 516 and 517.

G-501 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) Incident At A Corner / The Unsuspected (1965)

G-502 WE Richard O'Connor Pat Garrett (1965)

G-503 MY Ursula Curtiss The Face Of The Tiger / The Stairway (1962)

G-504 NA Theodor Plievier Moscow (1965)

G-505 NA Ken Murray Ken Murray's Giant Joke Book

G-506 MY Doris Miles Disney Black Mail / Did She Fall Or Was She Pushed?

G-507 NA John M. Foster Hell In The Heavens

G-508 MY Ruth Fenisong The Schemers / But Not Forgotten (1965)

G-509 MY Elisabeth Sanxay Holding The Virgin Huntress / The Innocent Mrs. Duff (1951)

G-510 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) The Case Of The Weird Sisters (1965)

G-511 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) The Chocolate Cobweb / Who's Been Sitting In My Chair? (1965)

G-512 MY Elisabeth S. Holding The Blank Wall / The Girl Who Had To Die (1965)

G-513 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) Then Came Two Women / Catch As Catch Can (1965)

G-514 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) Something Blue

G-515 NA Slavomir Rawicz The Long Walk

G-518 MY Helen Reilly Follow Me / The Opening Door (1965)

G-519 MY Elisabeth Sanxay Holding The Old Battle Axe / The Obstinate Murderer (1965)

G-520 NA John Jakes (as Jay Scotland) Arena

G-521 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) Mischief / The Better To Eat You (1965)

G-522 NA Frederick Faust (as George Challis) The Firebrand

G-523 MY Ursula Curtiss The Forbidden Garden / Hours To Kill (1965)

G-524 MY Elisabeth Sanxay Holding Who's Afraid? / Widow's Mite (1965)

G-525 MY Dana Lyon The Tentacles / Spin The Web Tight (1965)

G-526 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) The Mark Of The Hand / The Dream Walker (1965)

G-527 NA Frederick Faust (as George Challis) The Bait And The Trap (1965)

G-528 MY Helen Reilly Certain Sleep / Ding Dong Bell (1965)

G-529 MY Dorothy Miles Disney Unappointed Rounds / Mrs. Meeker's Money (1965)

G-530 MY Elisabeth Sanxay Holding The Unfinished Crime / Net Of Cobwebs (1963)

G-531 MY Helen Reilly Not Me, Inspector / The Canvas Dagger (1965)

G-532 NA John Jakes (as Jay Scotland) Traitors’ Legion (1963)

G-533 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) The Black-Eyed Stranger / The One-Faced Girl (1965)

G-534 MY Elisabeth Sanxay Holding Kill Joy / Speak Of The Devil (1965)

G-535 MY Dana Lyon The Lost One / The Frightened Child (1965)

G-536 NA Helen Reilly The Day She Died

G-537 NA Edward J. Ruppelt Unidentified Flying Objects (1965)

G-538 NA Andre Norton Shadow Hawk (1965)

G-539 MY Hilda Lawrence Duet In Death: Composition For Four Hands / Duet In Death: The House (1965)

G-540 MY Charlotte Armstrong Lewi (as Charlotte Armstrong) A Little Less Than Kind (1965)

G-541 NA Jean Potts The Evil Wish

G-542 NA Heidi Huberta Freybe Loewengard (as Martha Albrand) Meet Me Tonight (1965)

G-543 MY Mildred Davis The Dark Place / They Buried A Man (1965)

G-544 NA Ruth Fenisong The Wench Is Dead (1964)

G-545 NA Dana Lyon The Trusting Victim (1965)

G-546 MY Helen Reilly Compartment K (1965)

G-547 SF Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint The Blind Spot (1965)

G-548 MY Rohan O'Grady Let's Kill Uncle (1965)

G-549 MY Ursula Curtiss The Iron Cobweb (1965)

G-550 NA Theodora Du Bois The Listener (1965)

G-551 SF Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr (eds.) World's Best Science Fiction: 1965 (1965)

G-552 NA Theodora Du Bois Shannon Terror (1965)

G-553 NA Michael Avallone The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

G-554 NA Genevieve Holden The Velvet Target

G-555 MY Ursula Curtis The Wasp (1965)

G-556 NA Leonie St. John Love With a Harvard Accent (1965)

G-557 MY Ursula Curtiss Out of the Dark

G-558 NA Genevieve Holden Something's Happened To Kate

G-559 NA Heidi Huberta Freybe Loewengard (as Martha Albrand) After Midnight (1965)

G-560 NA Harry Whittington The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 2: The Doomsday Affair (1965)

G-561 MY Ursula Curtiss Widow's Web (1965)

G-562 NA Helen McCloy The Long Body (1965)

G-563 NA Heidi Huberta Freybe Loewengard (as Martha Albrand) A Day In Monte Carlo (1965)

G-564 NA John Oram Thomas (as John Oram) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 3: The Copenhagen Affair (1965)

G-565 MY Ursula Curtiss The Deadly Climate (1965)

G-566 NA Irene Maude Swatridge and Charles John Swatridge (jointly as Theresa Charles) Lady In The Mist (1965)

G-567 NA Theresa Charles The Shrouded Tower (1965)

G-568 NA Melba Marlett Escape While I Can (1965)

G-569 NA David Howarth We Die Alone (1965)

G-570 SF Alan Garner The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen (1965)

G-571 NA David McDaniel The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 4: The Dagger Affair (1965)

G-572 NA Joy Packer The Man In The Mews (1966)

G-573 WE Tom West Rattlesnake Range / Merle Constiner Top Gun From The Dakotas (1966)

G-574 SF Avram Davidson The Kar-Chee Reign / Ursula K. Le Guin Rocannon's World (1966)

G-575 NA Margaret Summerton Quin's Hide (1966)

G-576 SF John Rackham Danger From Vega / Avram Davidson Clash of Star-Kings (1966)

G-577 WE Roger Spellman Big Man From The Brazos / Ray Hogan Killer's Gun (1966)

G-578 NA Dorothy Eden (as Mary Paradise) Shadow Of A Witch (1966)

G-579 WE Lee E. Wells Ride A Dim Trail / Louis Trimble Showdown In The Cayuse (1966)

G-580 SF Mack Reynolds Dawnman Planet / Claude Nunes Inherit the Earth (1966)

G-581 NA John T. Phillifent The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 5: The Mad Scientist Affair (1966)

G-582 SF Jules Verne Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1966)

G-583 NA Marie Garratt Festival Of Darkness (1966)

G-584 WE William E. Vance Son Of A Desparado / Dwight Bennett Newton (as Clement Hardin) The Ruthless Breed (1966)

G-585 SF John W. Campbell The Planeteers / The Ultimate Weapon (1966)

G-586 SF William L. Chester Hawk Of The Wilderness (1966)

G-587 WE Lee Hoffman Gunfight At Laramie / Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) The Wolf Pack

G-588 SF Lin Carter The Star Magicians / John Baxter The Off-Worlders (1966)

G-589 NA Margaret Summerton Ring Of Mischief (1966)

G-590 NA David McDaniel The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 6: The Vampire Affair (1966)

G-591 WE Dan J. Stevens Stage To Durango / Tom West Hangrope Heritage (1966)

G-592 SF John Rackham The Beasts of Kohl / John Brunner A Planet Of Your Own (1966)

G-593 NA Dorothy Eden (as Mary Paradise) Face Of An Angel (1966)

G-594 NA Charles Runyon The Bloody Jungle (1966)

G-595 SF Andre Norton Quest Crosstime (1966)

G-596 WE Reese Sullivan The Demanding Land / John Callahan Hackett's Feud (1966)

G-597 SF Ursula K. Le Guin Planet of Exile / Thomas M. Disch Mankind Under the Leash (1966)

G-598 NA Barbara James Bright Deadly Summer (1966)

G-599 SF Andre Norton Star Guard (1966)

G-600 NA Peter Leslie The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 7: The Radioactive Camel Affair (1966)

G-601 WE John L. Shelley The Return Of Bullet Benton / Ray Hogan The Hellsfire Lawman (1966)

G-602 SF Howard L. Cory The Mind Monsters / Philip K. Dick The Unteleported Man (1966)

G-603 NA Carolyn Wilson The Scent of Lilacs (1966)

G-604 NA Jess Shelton Daktari (1966)

G-605 SF Jack Jardine (as Larry Maddock) The Flying Saucer Gambit - Agent Of T.E.R.R.A. #1 (1966)

G-606 SF John Rackham Time to Live / Lin Carter The Man Without a Planet (1966)

G-607 WE Merle Constiner Rain Of Fire / Tom West Bitter Brand (1966)

G-608 NA Jean Potts The Only Good Secretary (1967)

G-609 SF Philip E. High Reality Forbidden / A. Bertram Chandler Contraband From Otherspace (1967)

G-610 WE John L. Shelley The Siege At Gunhammer / Frank Wynee The Lusty Breed (1967)

G-611 SF Avram Davidson (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Twelfth Series (1967)

G-612 NA Leal Hayes Harlequin House (1967)

G-613 NA David McDaniel The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 8: The Monster Wheel Affair (1967)

G-614 SF Walt Richmond & Leigh Richmond Shock Wave / Frederick L. Shaw, Jr. Envoy to the Dog Star (1967)

G-615 WE Ray Hogan Legacy Of The Slash M / William Vance Tracker (1967)

G-616 NA Marion Zimmer Bradley Souvenir Of Monique (1967)

G-617 NA Peter Leslie The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 9: The Diving Dames Affair (1967)

G-618 SF Emil Petaja The Stolen Sun / H. Warner Munn The Ship From Atlantis (1967)

G-619 WE Barry Cord Gallows Ghost / Stephen Payne Room To Swing A Loop

G-620 SF Jack Jardine (as Larry Maddock) The Golden Goddess Gambit - Agent Of T.E.R.R.A. #2 (1967)

G-621 NA Elizabeth Kelly (as Elizabeth Kellier) Matravers Hall (1967)

G-622 WE Tom West Showdown At Serano / Dwight Bennett Newton (as Clement Hardin) The Paxman Feud (1967)

G-623 SF Philip E. High These Savage Futurians / John Rackham The Double Invaders (1967)

G-624 NA Velma Tate (as Francine Davenport) The Secret Of The Bayou (1967)

G-625 SF Kenneth Bulmer To Outrun Doomsday (1967)

G-626 SF Ursula K. Le Guin City Of Illusions (1967)

G-627 SF Fritz Leiber The Big Time (1967)

G-628 WE Clifton Adams Shorty (1967)

G-629 NA Elizabeth Kelly (as Elizabeth Kellier) Nurse Missing (1967)

G-630 SF Andre Norton Warlock Of The Witch World (1967)

G-631 SF Neil R. Jones The Sunless World: Professor Jameson Space Adventure #2 (1967)

G-632 SF A. Bertram Chandler Nebula Alert / Mack Reynolds The Rival Rigelians (1967)

G-633 WE Wayne C. Lee Return To Gunpoint / Dan J. Stevens The Killers From Owl Creek

G-634 SF Poul Anderson War Of The Wing-Men (1967)

G-635 NA Lena Brooke Mcnamara Pilgrim's End (1967)

G-636 NA Joan C. Holly (as J. Holly Hunter) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 10: The Assassination Affair (1967)

G-637 SF Philip K. Dick and Ray Nelson The Ganymede Takeover (1967)

G-638 WE Edwin Booth A Time To Shoot / Merle Constiner The Action At Redstone Creek

G-639 SF Edmond Hamilton The Weapon From Beyond: Starwolf Series #1 (1967)

G-640 SF Thomas Burnett Swann The Weirwoods (1967)

G-641 SF Jack Williamson Bright New Universe (1967)

G-642 WE Louis Trimble Standoff At Massacre Buttes / Kyle Hollingshead Echo Of A Texas Rifle (1967)

G-643 NA Jean Vicary Saverstall (1967)

G-644 SF Jack Jardine (as Larry Maddock) The Emerald Elephant Gambit : Agent Of T.E.R.R.A. #3

G-645 NA Gene DeWeese and Robert Coulson (jointly as Thomas Stratton) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 11: The Invisibility Affair (1967)

G-646 SF Andre Norton The X Factor (1967)

G-647 SF Will F. Jenkins (as Murray Leinster) S.O.S. From Three Worlds (1967)

G-648 WE William Vance The Raid At Crazyhorse / Tom West Crossfire At Barbed M (1967)

G-649 SF John Brunner The World Swappers (1967)

G-650 SF Neil R. Jones Space War: Professor Jameson Space Adventure #3

G-651 NA Elizabeth Salter Once Upon A Tombstone (1967)

G-652 NA Michael Bonner The Disturbing Death of Jenkin Delaney (1967)

G-653 NA Arlene Hale Doctor's Daughter (1967)

G-654 SF Andre Norton Catseye (1967)

G-655 SF Andre Norton Witch World (1967)

G-656 SF John Jakes When The Star Kings Die (1967)

G-657 WE Nelson C. Nye Rider on the Roan (1967)

G-658 NA Rona Shambrook (as Rona Randall) Leap In The Dark (1967)

G-659 WE Dwight Bennett Newton (as Clement Hardin) The Oxbow Deed / John Callahan Kincaid (1967)

G-660 SF A. E. van Vogt The Universe Maker (1967)

G-661 SF James Holbrook Vance (as Jack Vance) Big Planet (1967)

G-662 NA Agnes Mary Robertson Dunlop (as Elisabeth Kyle) The Second Mally Lee (1967)

G-663 NA Gene DeWeese and Robert Coulson (jointly as Thomas Stratton) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 12: The Mind-Twisters Affair (1967)

G-664 SF John Brunner Born Under Mars (1967)

G-665 WE L. L. Foreman Silver Flame

G-666 NA Elizabeth Kelly (as Elizabeth Kellier) Wayneston Hospital (1967)

G-667 SF David McDaniel The Arsenal Out Of Time (1967)

G-668 WE Brian Garfield (as Brian Wynne) A Badge For A Badman / Ray Hogan Devil's Butte (1967)

G-669 SF Leigh Brackett The Coming Of The Terrans (1967)

G-670 NA David McDaniel The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 13: The Rainbow Affair (1967)

G-671 WE Lewis B. Patten The Star and the Gun (1967)

G-672 NA Arlene Hale University Nurse (1967)

G-673 SF Mark S. Geston Lords Of The Starship

G-674 WE William Vance No Man's Brand / Merle Constiner Two Pistols South Of Deadwood (1967)

G-675 SF James White The Secret Visitors (1967)

G-676 NA John Sawyer and Nancy Buckingham Sawyer (as Nancy Buckingham) Storm In The Mountains (1967)

G-677 SF Damon Knight Turning On: Thirteen Stories (1967)

G-678 WE L. L. Foreman The Plundering Gun

G-679 NA Willo Davis Roberts Nurse At Mystery Villa (1967)

G-680 SF Kenneth Bulmer Cycle Of Nemesis (1967)

G-681 SF Neil R. Jones Twin Worlds: Professor Jameson Space Adventure #4 (1967)

G-682 WE John Callahan Ride For Vengeance / Tom West Bandit Brand

G-683 SF Leigh Brackett The Big Jump (1967)

G-684 NA Barbara James Beauty That Must Die (1968)

G-685 WE Herbert Purdum My Brother John

G-686 NA Ray Dorien The Odds Against Nurse Pat (1968)

G-687 WE Dan J. Stevens Stranger In Rampart / Eric Allen The Hanging At Whiskey Smith

G-688 SF John Holbrook Vance (as Jack Vance) City Of The Chasch: Planet Of Adventure #1 (1968)

G-689 NA Ron Ellik and Fredric Langley (jointly as Fredric Davies) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 14: The Cross of Gold Affair (1968)

G-690 SF Andre Norton The Beast Master (1968)

G-691 SF Andre Norton Lord Of Thunder

G-692 SF Otis Adelbert Kline The Swordsman Of Mars (1968)

G-693 SF Otis Adelbert Kline The Outlaws Of Mars (1968)

G-694 SF Thomas Burnett Swann The Dolphin And The Deep (1968)

G-695 WE Theodore V. Olsen Bitter Grass

G-696 NA Arlene Hale Emergency Call (1968)

G-697 SF Poul Anderson We Claim These Stars (1968)

G-698 WE Ray Hogan Trouble At Tenkiller / Kyle Hollingshead The Franklin Raid (1968)

G-699 NA Cornell Woolrich The Bride Wore Black (1968)

G-700 NA Elizabeth Salter Will To Survive (1968)

G-701 SF Edmond Hamilton The Closed Worlds: Starwolf #2 (1968)

G-702 NA William Johnston Miracle At San Tanco: The Flying Nun (1968)

G-703 SF Andre Norton Victory On Janus (1968)

G-704 WE Carse Boyd Navarro (1962)

G-705 WE Barry Cord The Long Wire / Merle Constiner Killers' Corral (1968)

G-706 SF Samuel R. Delany The Jewels Of Aptor (1968)

G-707 NA T.E. Huff (as Edwina Marlowe) The Master of Phoenix Hall (1968)

G-708 WE Clifton Adams A Partnership With Death (1968)

G-709 SF John Brunner Bedlam Planet (1968)

G-710 WE Tom West The Face Behind The Mask / Louis Trimble Marshall Of Sangaree (1968)

G-711 NA Rona Shambrook (as Rona Randall) Nurse Stacey Comes Aboard (1968)

G-712 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) and J. Francis Mccomas (eds.) The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction, Third Series

G-713 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From F & Sf Fourth Series (1968)

G-714 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From F & Sf Fifth Series (1968)

G-715 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Sixth Series (1968)

G-716 SF Andre Norton Web Of The Witch World

G-717 SF Andre Norton Daybreak - 2250 A.D. (1968)

G-718 SF Philip K. Dick Solar Lottery (1968)

G-719 SF Neil R. Jones Doomday On Ajiat: Professor Jameson Space Adventure #5 (1968)

G-720 WE Brian Garfield (as Brian Wynne) Brand of the Gun (1968)

G-721 WE Don P. Jenison The Silver Concho / Lee Hoffman Dead Man's Gold (1968)

G-722 NA Gail Everett My Favorite Nurse (1968)

G-723 SF Andre Norton Star Hunter & Voodoo Planet (1968)

G-724 SF Philip José Farmer A Private Cosmos (1968)

G-725 NA William Johnston The Littlest Rebels: The Flying Nun #2 (1968)

G-726 WE Lee Hoffman The Valdez Horses (1968)

G-727 WE John Callahan Tracks Of The Hunter / Clay Ringold Return To Rio Fuego (1968)

G-728 SF Donald A. Wollheim (as David Grinnell)Across Time (1968)

G-729 NA David McDaniel The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 15: The Utopia Affair (1968)

G-730 SF Alan E. Nourse Psi High And Others (1968)

G-731 WE Nelson C. Nye A Lost Mine Named Shelton (1968)

G-732 WE Reese Sullivan The Trouble Borrower / Dwight Bennett Newton (as Clement Hardin) Ambush Reckoning (1968)

G-733 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs At The Earth's Core (1968)

G-734 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Pellucidar (1968)

G-735 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tanar Of Pellucidar (1968)

G-736 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan At The Earth's Core (1968)

G-737 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Back To The Stone Age (1968)

G-738 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Land Of Terror (1968)

G-739 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Savage Pellucidar (1968)

G-740 SF Fred Saberhagen The Broken Lands (1968)

G-741 WE Wayne D. Overholser and Lewis B. Patten (jointly as Dean Owen) Red Is The Valley (1968)

G-742 WE Tom West Write His Name In Gunsmoke / Dean Owens Lone Star Roundup (1968)

G-743 NA Sharon Heath Nurse On Castle Island (1968)

G-744 NA Eula Atwood Morrison (as Andrea Delmonico) Chateau Chaumand (1968)

G-745 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Moon Maid (1968)

G-746 WE William Colt Macdonald Marked Deck At Topango Wells (1968)

G-747 WE Ray Hogan Killer On The Warbucket / Dean Owen Sage Tower (1968)

G-748 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Moon Men (1968)

G-749 NA John Sawyer and Nancy Buckingham Sawyer (as Nancy Buckingham) Call Of Glengarron (1968)

G-750 NA Arlene Hale Dr. Barry's Nurse (1968)

G-751 NA Mildred Davies The Dark Place (1968)

G-752 NA Peter Leslie The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Number 16: The Splintered Sunglasses Affair (1968)

G-753 SF Alan Garner The Moon Of Gomrath (1968)

G-754 WE Jack L. Bickham The War On Charity Ross (1968)

G-755 WE Wayne C. Lee Trail Of The Skulls / Merle Constiner The Four From Gila Bend (1968)

G-756 SF Alexei Panshin Star Well (1968)

G-757 NA Helen Arvonen Remember With Tears (1968)

G-758 SF Thomas Burnett Swann Moondust (1968)

G-759 WE Giff Cheshire Wenatchee Bend (1968)

G-760 WE Reese Sullivan The Vengeance Ghost / X.X. Jones Bronc (1968)

G-761 SF John Brunner Catch A Falling Star (1968)

G-762 SF Alexei Panshin The Thurb Revolution (1968)

G-763 WE John Shelley and David Shelley Hell-For-Leather Jones (1968)

G-764 WE Louis Trimble West To The Pecos / John Callahan Jernigan Jernigan (1968)

G-765 NA Virginia Smiley Nurse Kate's Mercy Flight (1968)

G-766 SF Edmond Hamilton World Of The Starwolves: Starwolf #3 (1968)

List of fictional robots and androids

Robots and androids have frequently been depicted or described in works of fiction. The word "robot" itself comes from a work of fiction, Karel Čapek's play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), written in 1920 and first performed in 1921.

This list of fictional robots and androids is chronological, and categorised by medium. It includes all depictions of robots, androids and gynoids in literature, television, and cinema; however, robots that have appeared in more than one form of media are not necessarily listed in each of those media. This list is intended for all fictional computers which are described as existing in a humanlike or mobile form. It shows how the concept has developed in the human imagination through history.

Static computers depicted in fiction are discussed in the separate list of fictional computers.

Neil Jones

Neil Jones or Neal Jones may refer to:

Neal Jones (born 1960), American actor

Neil R. Jones (1909–1988), American author

Neil Jones (cricketer) (born 1966), Australian cricketer

Neil Jones (footballer) (born 1982), current football coach and former New Zealand international footballer

Neil Jones (academic), English legal historian at the University of Cambridge

Neil D. Jones (born 1941), American computer scientist at the University of Copenhagen

Neil Jones (screenwriter), co-creator of the 2011 TV series Bedlam

Neil Jones (dancer), British dancer in Strictly Come Dancing

Neil Jones, a minor character in True Blood

Robert Ettinger

Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger (December 4, 1918 – July 23, 2011) was an American academic, known as "the father of cryonics" because of the impact of his 1962 book The Prospect of Immortality.Ettinger founded the Cryonics Institute and the related Immortalist Society and until 2003 served as the groups' president. His body has been cryopreserved, like the bodies of his first and second wives, and his mother.

Robot series (Asimov)

The Robot series is a series of 38 science fiction short stories and five novels by American writer Isaac Asimov, featuring positronic robots.

Rolling and wheeled creatures in fiction and legend

Legends and speculative fiction reveal a longstanding human fascination with rolling and wheeled creatures. Such creatures appear in mythologies from Europe, Japan, pre-Columbian Mexico, the United States, and Australia, and in numerous modern works.

Scientific Detective Monthly

Scientific Detective Monthly (also known as Amazing Detective Tales and Amazing Detective Stories) was a pulp magazine which published fifteen issues beginning in January 1930. It was launched by Hugo Gernsback as part of his second venture into science fiction magazine publishing, and was intended to focus on detective and mystery stories with a scientific element. Many of the stories involved contemporary science without any imaginative elements—for example, a story in the first issue turned on the use of a bolometer to detect a black girl blushing—but there were also one or two science fiction stories in every issue.

The title was changed to Amazing Detective Tales with the June 1930 issue, perhaps to avoid the word "scientific", which may have given readers the impression of "a sort of scientific periodical", in Gernsback's words, rather than a magazine intended to entertain. At the same time, the editor—Hector Grey—was replaced by David Lasser, who was already editing Gernsback's other science fiction magazines. The title change apparently did not make the magazine a success, and Gernsback closed it down with the October issue. He sold the title to publisher Wallace Bamber, who produced at least five more issues in 1931 under the title Amazing Detective Stories.

Space burial

Space burial refers to the launching of samples of cremated remains into space. Missions may go into orbit around the Earth or to extraterrestrial bodies such as the Moon, or further into space.

Samples of cremated remains are not scattered in space so do not contribute to space debris. Ashes remain sealed in their small capsules until the spacecrafts burn up upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere or reach their extraterrestrial destinations. Suborbital flights briefly fly ashes into space then return to Earth where they can be recovered. Small samples of remains are launched to minimize the cost of launching mass into space, thereby making such services more affordable.

Suspended animation in fiction

Suspended animation in fiction is the temporary halting of life processes of fictional characters followed by their later revival.

The process often serves as a plot device and is used in innumerable science fiction stories as a means to transport a character from the past into the future or to aid interstellar space travel. Often, in addition to accomplishing whatever the character's primary task is in the future, he or she must cope with the strangeness of a new world, which may contain only traces of his or her previous surroundings. In some instances, a character is depicted as having skills or abilities that have been lost to society during their period of suspension, allowing them to function as a heroic figure in their new time.

Two Complete Science-Adventure Books

Two Complete Science-Adventure Books was an American pulp science fiction magazine, published by Fiction House, which lasted for eleven issues between 1950 and 1954 as a companion to Planet Stories. Each issue carried two novels or long novellas. It was initially intended to carry only reprints, but soon began to publish original stories. Contributors included Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Poul Anderson, John Brunner, and James Blish. The magazine folded in 1954, almost at the end of the pulp era.

Wonder Stories

Wonder Stories is an early American science fiction magazine which was published under several titles from 1929 to 1955. It was founded by Hugo Gernsback in 1929 after he had lost control of his first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, when his media company Experimenter Publishing went bankrupt. Within a few months of the bankruptcy, Gernsback launched three new magazines: Air Wonder Stories, Science Wonder Stories, and Science Wonder Quarterly.

Air Wonder Stories and Science Wonder Stories were merged in 1930 as Wonder Stories, and the quarterly was renamed Wonder Stories Quarterly. The magazines were not financially successful, and in 1936 Gernsback sold Wonder Stories to Ned Pines at Beacon Publications, where, retitled Thrilling Wonder Stories, it continued for nearly 20 years. The last issue was dated Winter 1955, and the title was then merged with Startling Stories, another of Pines' science fiction magazines. Startling itself lasted only to the end of 1955 before finally succumbing to the decline of the pulp magazine industry.

The editors under Gernsback's ownership were David Lasser, who worked hard to improve the quality of the fiction, and, from mid-1933, Charles Hornig. Both Lasser and Hornig published some well-received fiction, such as Stanley Weinbaum's "A Martian Odyssey", but Hornig's efforts in particular were overshadowed by the success of Astounding Stories, which had become the leading magazine in the new field of science fiction. Under its new title, Thrilling Wonder Stories was initially unable to improve its quality. For a period in the early 1940s it was aimed at younger readers, with a juvenile editorial tone and covers that depicted beautiful women in implausibly revealing spacesuits. Later editors began to improve the fiction, and by the end of the 1940s, in the opinion of science fiction historian Mike Ashley, the magazine briefly rivaled Astounding.

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