Ray Cummings

Ray Cummings (born Raymond King Cummings) (August 30, 1887 – January 23, 1957) was an American author of science fiction literature and comic books.

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Ray Cummings c. 1931

Early life

Future combined with Science Fiction February 1942
Cummings's novel Beyond the Stars was reprinted in the February 1942 issue of Future under a cover by Hannes Bok.
Fantastic Novels cover March 1950
The Man Who Mastered Time was republished in Fantastic Novels in 1950.

Cummings was born in New York City in 1887. He worked with Thomas Edison as a personal assistant and technical writer from 1914 to 1919.

Literary career

Cummings is identified as one of the "founding fathers" of the science fiction genre.[1] His most highly regarded fictional work was the novel The Girl in the Golden Atom published in 1922, which was a consolidation of a short story by the same name published in 1919 (where Cummings combined the idea of Fitz James O'Brien's The Diamond Lens with H. G. Wells's The Time Machine)[2] and a sequel, The People of the Golden Atom, published in 1920.[3]

Before taking book form, several of Cummings's stories appeared serialized in pulp magazines. The first eight chapters of his The Girl in the Golden Atom appeared in All-Story Magazine on March 15, 1919.[4][5]

Ray Cummings wrote in the 1922 novel: "Time... is what keeps everything from happening at once",[6] a sentence repeated by scientists such as C. J. Overbeck,[7] and John Archibald Wheeler,[8][9] and often mis-attributed to the likes of Einstein or Feynman. Cummings repeated this sentence in several of his novellas. Sources focus on his earlier work, The Time Professor, published in 1921, as its earliest documented usage.[10]

Later work

During the 1940s, with his literary career in eclipse, Cummings anonymously scripted comic book stories for Timely Comics, the predecessor to Marvel Comics. He recycled the plot of The Girl in the Golden Atom for a two-part Captain America tale, Princess of the Atom (Captain America #25 & 26). He also contributed to the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner stories, which his daughter Betty Cummings often penned.

Cummings died on January 22, 1957 at Mount Vernon, New York, of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Selected literary works

  • The Girl in the Golden Atom, short story (1919)
  • The People of the Golden Atom (1920)
  • Moon Plot (Argosy c. 1920)
  • The Girl in the Golden Atom, novel (1922)
  • The Man Who Mastered Time (Argosy 1924)
  • Brand New World (Argosy 1928)
  • Snow Girl (Argosy 1929)
  • The Shadow Girl (Argosy 1929)
  • The Sea Girl (Argosy 1929)
  • The Princess of the Atom (1929)
  • Tama of the Light Country (Argosy 1930)
  • Beyond the Vanishing Point, Astounding (March 1931)
  • Brigands of the Moon (McClurg, 1931)
  • Jungle Rebellion (Argosy 1931)
  • Tama Princess of Mercury (Argosy 1931)
  • Bandits of the Cylinder (Argosy 1931)
  • Beyond the Stars, Future (February 1942)

References

  1. ^ GC Willick
  2. ^ Two Early Works by Ray Cummings: “The Fire People” and “Around the Universe”
  3. ^ Science-Fiction: The Early Years by Everett F. Bleiler (1990), p. 171.
  4. ^ no title given
  5. ^ Note: In the novel version, the quote about time appears in Chapter V
  6. ^ Cummings, Raymond King (1922). The Girl in the Golden Atom. U of Nebraska Press. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-8032-6457-1. Retrieved 2011-04-09. Chapter 5.
  7. ^ International, Rotary (Aug 1973). "The Rotarian". Published by Rotary International: 47. ISSN 0035-838X. Retrieved 2011-04-09., What does a man possess? page 47
  8. ^ Daintith, John (2008). Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists (third ed.). CRC Press. p. 796. ISBN 1-4200-7271-4. Retrieved 2011-04-09., Page 796, quoting Wheeler from the American Journal of Physics, 1978
  9. ^ Davies, Davies (1995). About time: Einstein's unfinished revolution. Simon & Schuster. p. 236. ISBN 0-671-79964-9. Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  10. ^ [1]

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Argosy (magazine)

Argosy, later titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American pulp magazine from 1882 through 1978, published by Frank Munsey. It is the first American pulp magazine. The magazine began as a children's weekly story–paper entitled The Golden Argosy.

Avalon Books

Avalon Books was a small New York-based book publishing imprint active from 1950 through 2012, established by Thomas Bouregy. Avalon was an important science fiction imprint in the 1950s and 60s; later its specialty was mystery and romance books. The imprint was owned by Thomas Bouregy & Co., Inc.. It remained a family firm, with Thomas's daughter Ellen Bouregy Mickelsen taking over as publisher in 1995.On June 4, 2012 it was announced that Amazon.com had purchased the imprint and its back-list of about 3,000 titles. Amazon said it would publish the books through the various imprints of Amazon Publishing.

E. Scott Frost

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Fantastic Novels

Fantastic Novels was an American science fiction and fantasy pulp magazine published by the Munsey Company of New York from 1940 to 1941, and again by Popular Publications, also of New York, from 1948 to 1951. It was a companion to Famous Fantastic Mysteries. Like that magazine, it mostly reprinted science fiction and fantasy classics from earlier decades, such as novels by A. Merritt, George Allan England, and Victor Rousseau, though it occasionally published reprints of more recent work, such as Earth's Last Citadel, by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore.

The magazine lasted for 5 issues in its first incarnation, and for another 20 in the revived version from Popular Publications. Mary Gnaedinger edited both series; her interest in reprinting Merritt's work helped make him one of the better-known fantasy writers of the era. A Canadian edition from 1948 to 1951 reprinted 17 issues of the second series; two others were reprinted in Great Britain in 1950 and 1951.

First Fandom Hall of Fame award

First Fandom Hall of Fame is an annual award for contributions to the field of science fiction dating back more than 30 years. Contributions can be as a fan, writer, editor, artist, agent, or any combination of the five. It is awarded by First Fandom and is usually presented at the beginning of the World Science Fiction Convention's Hugo Award ceremony.

Halbert Owen Woodward

Halbert Owen Woodward (April 8, 1918 – October 2, 2000) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Joseph E. Kelleam

Joseph Everidge Kelleam (1913-1975), born in Boswell, Oklahoma, was an American writer. His first story, "Rust", appeared in Astounding Science Fiction in 1939.

His novels include:

Overlords From Space (1956) Ace Books, bound dos-à-dos with Ray Cummings' The Man Who Mastered Time

The Little Men (1960) Avalon (Hardback)

Hunters of Space (1960) Avalon (Hardback) (serialized as Hunters Out of Space in Amazing Stories)

When the Red King Woke (1966) Avalon (Hardback)

Joy Cummings

Joyce Anne "Joy" Cummings (23 December 1923 - 2 July 2003) was the first female Lord Mayor of Newcastle, New South Wales and also the first woman to obtain this office in Australia. She served two terms as Lord Mayor, retiring from politics in 1984 due to a stroke.

Born Joyce Anne Plumbe on 23 December 1923 at Ramsgate, New South Wales. She moved to the Newcastle area at the onset of World War Two when her father, a fireman, was transferred to the Scott Street Brigade. It was here that she met and married Ray Cummings, who was also a fireman, together raising a family of four children.

Joy became a member of the Labor Party at the age of 15 during 1938 and later entered local politics in 1968. During her political career she was active in promoting environmental and heritage conservation, the arts, local business and industry, and social reforms. Some of her achievements included the preservation of the East End of Newcastle and Cooks Hill, the refurbishment of the Civic Theatre, and the preservation of Blackbutt Reserve and the Shortland Wetlands. She was also a vocal opponent to the closure of the Newcastle State Dockyards. Two significant social reforms was the use by her of Advance Australia Fair during Citizenship Ceremonies in 1977 and the flying of the Aboriginal flag over the town hall, both of which were Australian firsts.Joy Cummings died in Newcastle on 2 July 2003.

List of Ace SF letter-series single titles

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 titles in F series

Ace Books published its F-series of books, priced at 40 cents, from 1960 to 1967.

F-101 NA Joan Sargent Cruise Nurse / Margaret Howe Calling Dr. Merriman (1960)

F-102 MY Bob McKnight The Flying Eye / Clayton Fox Never Forget, Never Forgive (1961)

F-103 WE Harry Whittington A Trap For Sam Dodge / Lee Floren High Thunder (1961)

F-104 SF Kenneth Bulmer No Man's World / Poul Anderson Mayday Orbit (1961)

F-105 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Fifth Series

F-106 WE Brian Garfield Justice At Spanish Flat / Tom West The Gun From Nowhere (1961)

F-107 MY Chester Warwick My Pal, The Killer / John Trinian Scratch A Thief (1961)

F-108 SF G. McDonald Wallis The Light of Lilith / Damon Knight The Sun Saboteurs (1961)

F-109 SF Andre Norton Storm Over Warlock (1961)

F-110 WE Ray Hogan Track The Man Down / Lee Wells Savage Range (1961)

F-111 MY J. M. Flynn The Girl From Las Vegas / Robert Martin To Have And To Kill (1960)

F-112 NA Jeanne Judson Barbara Ames - Private Secretary / Nell Marr Dean Ratzlaff (as Nell Marr Dean) Fashions For Carol (1961)

F-113 SF Charles L. Fontenay Rebels of The Red Planet / J. T. McIntosh 200 Years to Christmas (1961)

F-114 SF Wallace West The Bird of Time (1961)

F-115 MY John Creighton The Blonde Cried Murder / Fletcher Flora Killing Cousins (1961)

F-116 WE Dwight Bennett Newton (as Clement Hardin) The Lurking Gun / Louis Trimble Deadman Canyon (1961)

F-117 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley The Door Through Space / A. Bertram Chandler Rendezvous on a Lost World (1961)

F-118 NA Jacob O. Kamm Making Profits In The Stock Market (1961)

F-119 SF Gordon R. Dickson Spacial Delivery / Delusion World (1961)

F-120 WE Jack M. Brickham Gunman Can't Hide / John Callahan Come In Shooting (1961)

F-121 MY Helen Nielson Sing Me A Murder / Helen Nielson Woman Missing And Other Stories (1961)

F-122 NA [Dorothy Worley] Dr. Kilbourne Comes Home/[Patti Stone] Calling Nurse Linda (1961)

F-123 SF Leigh Brackett The Nemesis From Terra

F-123 SF Robert Silverberg Collision Course / Leigh Brackett The Nemesis From Terra (1961)

F-124 WE Steven G. Lawrence Slatterly / Steven G. Lawrence Bullet Welcome For Slatterly (1961)

F-125 MY J. M. Flynn Deep Six / Frank Diamond The Widow Maker (1961)

F-126 WE Edwin Booth The Troublemaker / Ray Hogan A Marshall For Lawless (1962)

F-127 SF Marion Zimmer BradleySeven From The Stars / Keith Laumer Worlds Of The Imperium (1962)

F-128 WE Tom West The Buzzard's Nest / Louis Trimble Siege At High Meadow (1962)

F-129 SF William F. Temple The Automated Goliath / William F. Temple The Three Suns Of Amara (1962)

F-130 MY J. M. Flynn The Screaming Cargo / James A. Howard The Bullet-Proof Martyr (1961)

F-131 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Sixth Series

F-132 NA Mario Cappelli Scramble! (1962)

F-133 SF John Brunner Secret Agent of Terra / A. Bertram Chandler The Rim of Space (1962)

F-134 WE Rod Patterson A Shooting At Sundust / Gordon D. Shirreffs Tumbleweed Trigger (1962)

F-135 SF Leigh Brackett The Long Tomorrow (1962)

F-136 NA [Elyse Michaels Sommer (ed.)] Childbirth: True Accounts of Unusual Experiences (1962)

F-137 NA R. Dewitt Miller Impossible: Yet It Happened! (1962)

F-138 WE Steven G. Lawrence Walk A Narrow Trail / Steven G. Lawrence A Noose For Slattery (1962)

F-139 SF Poul Anderson The Makeshift Rocket/Un-Man and Other Stories (1962)

F-140 NA Leonie St. John Love With A Harvard Accent (1962)

F-141 SF Robert Moore Williams The Darkness Before Tomorrow / John Brunner (as Keith Woodcott) The Ladder In The Sky (1962)

F-142 WE L. P. Holmes Wolf Brand / Smoky Pass (1962)

F-143 MY Bob McKnight A Stone Around Her Neck / Clayton Fox End Of A Big Wheel (1962)

F-144 WE Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) Massacre Basin / Dwight Bennett Newton (as Clement Hardin) The Badge Shooters (1962)

F-145 SF Robert Silverberg Next Stop The Stars / The Seed of Earth (1962)

F-146 NA John Jakes (as Jay Scotland) Sir Scoundrel (1962)

F-147 SF Andre Norton The Sea Siege / The Eye of The Monster (1962)

F-148 WE Harry Whittington Wild Sky / Tom West Dead Man's Double Cross (1962)

F-149 SF Robert Moore Williams King of the Fourth Planet / Charles V. DeVet & Katherine MacLean Cosmic Checkmate (1962)

F-150 WE Nelson C. Nye Hideout Mountain / Rafe (1962)

F-151 NA Nedra Tyre Reformatory Girls (1962)

F-152 WE Gordon D. Shirreffs Rio Desperado’’ //Voice Of The Gun (1962)

F-153 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley The Sword of Aldones / The Planet Savers (1962)

F-154 SF A. E. van Vogt The Wizard Of Linn (1962)

F-155 MY Lionel White A Death At Sea / The Time Of Terror (1961)

F-156 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs At The Earth's Core (1962)

F-157 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Moon Maid (1962)

F-158 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Pellucidar (1962)

F-159 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Moon Men (1962)

F-160 WE Ray Hogan New Gun For Kingdom City / The Shotgunner (1962)

F-161 SF John Brunner Times Without Number / Donald A. Wollheim (as David Grinnell) Destiny's Orbit (1962)

F-162 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Seventh Series (1962)

F-163 NA Adele De Leeuw Doctor Ellen (1962)

F-164 WE Steven G. Lawrence Longhorns North / Slattery's Gun Says "No" (1962)

F-165 SF Philip José Farmer Cache From Outer Space / The Celestial Blueprint (1962)

F-166 MY Georges Simenon Maigret And The Reluctant Witness / Maigret Has Scruples (1958)

F-167 SF Andre Norton Catseye (1962)

F-168 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Thuvia, Maid Of Mars (1962)

F-169 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And The Lost Empire (1962)

F-170 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Chessmen Of Mars (1962)

F-171 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tanar Of Pellucidar (1962)

F-172 WE Tom West Battling Buckeroos / Giles A. Lutz Gun Rich (1962)

F-173 SF James White Second Ending / Samuel R. Delany The Jewels of Aptor (1962)

F-174 SF S. B. Hough (as Rex Gordon) First Through Time (1962)

F-175 NA Evelyn Berckman Lament For Four Brides (1962)

F-176 WE Dan J. Stevens Gun Trap At Bright Water / Ray Hogan The Outside Gun (1963)

F-177 SF Terry Carr Warlord of Kor / Robert Moore Williams The Star Wasps (1963)

F-178 SF Donald A. Wollheim (ed.) More Adventures On Other Planets (1963)

F-179 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Pirates Of Venus (1963)

F-180 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan At The Earth's Core (1963)

F-181 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Master Mind Of Mars (1963)

F-182 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Monster Men (1963)

F-183 SF Andre Norton The Defiant Agents (1963)

F-184 WE Nelson C. Nye Death Valley Slim / The Kid From Lincoln County (1963)

F-185 SF Jack Vance The Five Gold Bands / The Dragon Masters (1963)

F-186 WE William O. Turner The High Hander / Louis Trimble Wild Horse Range (1963) (may be misprinted as F-185 on some copies)

F-187 SF Leigh Brackett Alpha Centauri or Die! / G. MacDonald Wallis Legend of Lost Earth (1963)

F-188 SF Philip Francis Nowlan Armageddon 2419 A.D. (1963)

F-189 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan The Invincible (1963)

F-190 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs A Fighting Man Of Mars (1963)

F-191 SF Jules Verne Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1963)

F-192 SF Andre Norton Star Born (1963)

F-193 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Son Of Tarzan (1963)

F-194 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Triumphant (1963)

F-195 SF Robert Silverberg The Silent Invaders / William F. Temple Battle on Venus (1963)

F-196 WE Harry Whittington Dry Gulch Town / Prairie Raiders (1963)

F-197 SF Andre Norton Witch World (1963)

F-198 NA Simenon The Short Cases Of Inspector Maigret

F-199 SF John Brunner (as Keith Woodcott) The Psionic Menace / Samuel R. Delany Captives of the Flame (1963)

F-200 WE Tom West Triggering Texan / Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) The Big Snow (1963)

F-201 SF Robert James Adam (as Paul Mactyre) Doomsday, 1999 (1963)

F-202 NA Evelyn Berckman The Hovering Darkness (1963)

F-203 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Beasts Of Tarzan

F-204 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar (1963)

F-205 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And The City Of Gold (1963)

F-206 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Jungle Tales Of Tarzan (1963)

F-207 SF Andre Norton The Stars Are Ours!

F-208 WE L. P. Holmes Side Me At Sundown / The Buzzards Of Rocky Pass

F-209 SF Kenneth Bulmer The Wizard of Starship Poseidon / Poul Anderson Let The Spacemen Beware! (1963)

F-210 SF Peter George (as Peter Bryant) Red Alert

F-211 SF Otis Adelbert Kline Planet Of Peril (1963)

F-212 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan And The Lion Man

F-213 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land That Time Forgot (1963)

F-214 WE Louis Trimble The Man From Colorado / Bill Burchardt The Wildcatters (1963)

F-215 SF John Brunner Listen! The Stars / Jane Roberts The Rebellers (1963)

F-216 SF Isaac Asimov The Man Who Upset The Universe (1963)

F-217 SF William A. P. White (as Anthony Boucher) (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, Eighth Series (1963)

F-218 NA Allen Churchill They Never Came Back (1960)

F-219 NA Henry Makow Ask Henry (1963)

F-220 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The People That Time Forgot (1963)

F-221 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Lost On Venus (1963)

F-222 SF Jeff Sutton First On The Moon (1963)

F-223 SF Keith Laumer Envoy to New Worlds / Robert Moore Williams Flight From Yesterday (1963)

F-224 WE Nelson C. Nye Bancroft's Banco / The Seven Six-Gunners (1963)

F-225 SF H. Beam Piper Space Viking (1963)

F-226 SF Andre Norton Huon Of The Horn (1963)

F-227 SF John Brunner The Astronauts Must Not Land / The Space-Time Juggler (1963)

F-228 NA David Howarth We Die Alone (1963)

F-229 MY Louis Trimble The Dead And The Deadly / Bob McKnight Homicide Handicap (1963)

F-230 WE Tom West Lobo Lawman / Ray Hogan Trail Of The Fresno Kid (1963)

F-231 SF Andre Norton Star Gate (1963)

F-232 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land Of Hidden Men (1963)

F-233 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Out Of Time's Abyss (1963)

F-234 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Eternal Savage (1963)

F-235 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Lost Continent (1963)

F-236 SF Andre Norton The Time Traders

F-237 SF A. Bertram Chandler The Ship From Outside / Beyond the Galactic Rim (1963)

F-238 WE Stephen Payne Brand Him Outlaw / Gordon D. Shirreffs Quicktrigger (1963)

F-239 SF Clifford D. Simak Time And Again (1963)

F-240 SF H. G. Wells When The Sleeper Wakes (1963)

F-241 SF Jack Williamson and James E. Gunn Star Bridge (1963)

F-242 SF John Brunner The Rites of Ohe / Castaways World (1963)

F-243 SF Andre Norton Lord Of Thunder (1963)

F-244 WE Ray Hogan Last Gun At Cabresto / Edwin Booth Valley Of Violence (1962)

F-245 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Back To The Stone Age (1963)

F-246 SF Thea von Harbou Metropolis (1963)

F-247 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Carson Of Venus (1963)

F-248 SF Ray Cummings Beyond The Stars (1963)

F-249 SF L. Sprague de Camp The Hand of Zei/The Search for Zei (1963)

F-250 WE Barry Cord The Masked Gun / Tom West Gallows Gulch (1963)

F-251 SF Philip K. Dick The Game-Players Of Titan (1963)

F-252 WE J. C. Bayliss (as John Clifford) The Shooting Of Storey James (1964)

F-253 SF Robert Silverberg (as Calvin M. Knox) One of Our Asteroids is Missing / A. E. van Vogt The Twisted Men (1964)

F-254 WE Philip Ketchum The Ghost Riders / William Heuman Hardcase Halloran (1964)

F-255 SF Philip E. High The Prodigal Sun (1964)

F-256 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Land Of Terror (1964)

F-257 SF Fletcher Pratt Alien Planet (1964)

F-258 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Cave Girl (1964)

F-259 SF Otis Adelbert Kline Prince Of Peril (1964)

F-260 WE Louis Trimble Trouble At Gunsight / Brian Garfield Trail Drive

F-261 SF Samuel R. Delany The Towers of Toron / Robert Moore Williams The Lunar Eye (1964)

F-262 WE Clifton Adams Reckless Men (1964)

F-263 SF Andre Norton Web Of The Witch World (1964)

F-264 WE Ben Elliott Contract In Cartridges / Tom West Don't Cross My Line (1964)

F-265 SF Jack Vance The Houses of Iszm / Son of The Tree (1964)

F-266 WE Allan Vaughan Elston Roundup On The Yellowstone

F-267 SF Robert P. Mills (ed.) The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction, 9th Series (1964)

F-268 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Escape On Venus (1964)

F-269 SF J. H. Rosny Quest Of The Dawn Man (1964)

F-270 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs The Mad King (1964)

F-271 SF Edmond Hamilton Outside The Universe (1964)

F-272 WE Ray Hogan The Man From Barranca Negra / Stephen Payne No Job For A Cowboy (1964)

F-273 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley Falcons of Narabedla / The Dark Intruder (1964)

F-274 SF H. Beam Piper The Cosmic Computer (1964)

F-275 SF Philip E. High No Truce With Terra / Murray Leinster The Duplicators (1964)

F-276 WE Brian Garfield (as Brian Wynne) Mr. Six Gun / William E. Vance The Wolf Slayer (1964)

F-277 SF John Brunner To Conquer Chaos (1964)

F-278 NA Frances Spatz Leighton Patty Goes To Washington (1964)

F-279 SF Andre Norton (as Andrew North) Sargasso of Space

F-280 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Savage Pellucidar (1964)

F-281 SF Pierre Benoit Atlantida (1964)

F-282 SF Edgar Rice Burroughs Beyond The Farthest Star (1964)

F-283 SF Arthur Sarsfield Ward (as Sax Rohmer) The Day The World Ended (1964)

F-284 WE Lin Searles Border Passage / Ben Smith The Homesteader (1964)

F-285 SF Fritz Leiber Ships to the Stars / Ken Bulmer The Million Year Hunt (1964)

F-286 WE Jim Bosworth The Long Way North (1964)

F-287 SF Andre Norton Key Out Of Time (1964)

F-288 NA Hal Sherman Fishing For Laughs

F-289 SF Kenneth Bulmer Demons' World / Tom Purdom I Want the Stars (1964)

F-290 WE D. B. Olsen Night Of The Bowstring (1954)

F-291 SF Andre Norton (as Andrew North) Plague Ship (1964)

F-292 WE Gordon D. Shirreffs The Hidden Rider Of Dark Mountain / Tom West The Man At Rope's End (1964)

F-293 SF E. C. Tubb Moonbase (1964)

F-294 SF Otis Adelbert Kline The Port of Peril (1964)

F-295 SF A. E. van Vogt The World Of Null-A

F-296 SF Edwin L. Arnold Gulliver Of Mars (1964)

F-297 SF Henry Kuttner Valley Of The Flame (1964)

F-298 WE Nelson C. Nye Treasure Trail From Tucson / Sudden Country (1964)

F-299 SF John Brunner Endless Shadow/ Gardner Fox The Arsenal of Miracles (1964)

F-300 WE Brian Garfield Vultures in the Sun

F-301 SF Philip K. Dick The Simulacra (1964)

F-302 WE Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) Dragoon Pass

F-303 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley The Bloody Sun

F-304 SF Roger Sherman Hoar (as Ralph Milne Farley) The Radio Beasts (1964)

F-305 SF Robert E. Howard Almuric (1964)

F-306 SF C. L. Moore and Henry Kuttner Earth's Last Citadel (1964)

F-307 SF Gardner F. Fox Warrior Of Llarn (1964)

F-308 SF Andre Norton Judgment On Janus (1964)

F-309 SF Philip K. Dick Clans Of The Alphane Moon (1964)

F-310 SF Andre Norton Galactic Derelict (1964)

F-311 SF Donald A. Wollheim (ed.) Swordsmen In The Sky (1964)

F-312 SF Roger Sherman Hoar (as Ralph Milne Farley) The Radio Planet

F-313 SF Ray Cummings A Brand New World (1964)

F-314 SF James H. Schmitz The Universe Against Her (1964)

F-315 SF Andre Norton The Beast Master

F-316 WE Robert McCaig The Burntwood Men (1964)

F-317 SF James White The Escape Orbit (1965)

F-318 SF Austin Hall The Spot Of Life (1965)

F-319 SF Edmond Hamilton Crashing Suns (1965)

F-320 SF John Brunner (as Keith Woodcott) The Martian Sphinx (1965)

F-321 SF Otis Adelbert Kline Maza Of The Moon (1965)

F-322 SF Samuel R. Delany City Of A Thousand Suns (1965)

F-323 SF Andre Norton Daybreak - 2250 A.D.

F-324 WE Brian Garfield Apache Canyon

F-325 SF Andre Norton Ordeal In Otherwhere (1965)

F-326 SF Lin Carter The Wizard Of Lemuria (1965)

F-327 SF Henry Kuttner The Dark World (1965)

F-328 SF Edward E. Smith The Galaxy Primes (1965)

F-329 SF Andre Norton Storm Over Warlock (1965)

F-330 SF Avram Davidson What Strange Stars And Skies (1965)

F-331 NA Gahan Wilson Graveside Manner (1965)

F-332 SF Andre Norton Three Against The Witch World (1965)

F-333 SF L. Sprague de Camp Rogue Queen (1965)

F-334 SF Rex Dean Levie The Insect Warriors (1965)

F-335 SF Robert Moore Williams The Second Atlantis (1965)

F-336 WE Ernest Hacox Six-Gun Duo (1965)

F-337 SF Philip K. Dick Dr. Bloodmoney, Or How We Got Along After The Bomb (1965)

F-338 NA Ace Crossword Puzzle Book No. 1 (1965)

F-339 NA Arlene Hale Private Duty for Nurse Scott (1965)

F-340 WE John L. Shelley and David Shelley The Relentless Rider (1965)

F-341 NA Suzanne Roberts A Prize For Nurse Darci (1965)

F-342 SF H. Beam Piper Lord Kalvan Of Otherwhen (1965)

F-343 SF Ray Cummings The Exile Of Time (1965)

F-344 SF Henry Kuttner The Well Of The Worlds (1965)

F-345 SF Homer Eon Flint The Lord Of Death And The Queen Of Life (1965)

F-346 SF John W. Campbell Jr. The Black Star Passes (1965)

F-347 SF Ian Wright The Last Hope Of Earth (1965)

F-348 WE Nelson C. Nye Guns Of Horse Prairie

F-349 NA Suzanne Roberts Celebrity Suite Nurse (1965)

F-350 SF Marion Zimmer Bradley Star Of Danger (1965)

F-351 WE Louis Trimble The Holdout In The Diablos

F-352 NA Arlene Hale Nurse On Leave (1965)

F-353 SF Avram Davidson Rogue Dragon (1965)

F-354 SF Gardner F. Fox The Hunter Out Of Time (1965)

F-355 SF Homer Eon Flint The Devolutionist And The Emancipatrix (1965)

F-356 SF Henry Kuttner The Time Axis (1965)

F-357 SF Andre Norton Year Of The Unicorn (1965)

F-358 WE William Vance The Wild Riders Of Savage Valley (1965)

F-359 NA Sharon Heath Jungle Nurse (1965)

F-360 WE L. L. Foreman Rawhiders Of The Brasada (1965)

F-361 SF John Brunner The Day Of The Star Cities (1965)

F-362 NA Suzanne Roberts The Two Dr. Barlowes (1965)

F-363 SF Ray Cummings Tama Of The Light Country (1965)

F-364 SF John W. Campbell Jr. The Mightiest Machine (1965)

F-365 SF Andre Norton Night Of Masks (1965)

F-366 SF Andre Norton The Last Planet

F-367 SF Philip José Farmer The Maker Of Universes (1965)

F-368 NA Arlene Hale Chicago Nurse (1965)

F-369 NA Samuel A. Peeples (as Samuel Anthony Peeples) The Lobo Horseman (1965)

F-370 WE Samuel A. Peeples (as Brad Ward) The Man From Andersonville (1965)

F-371 NA Arlene Hale Camp Nurse (1965)

F-372 SF Edward E. Smith Spacehounds of IPC (1966)

F-373 SF Jack Jardine and Julie Anne Jardine (jointly as Howard L. Cory) The Sword Of Lankor (1966)

F-374 SF Jeff Sutton The Atom Conspiracy (1966)

F-375 SF Robert A. Heinlein The Worlds Of Robert A. Heinlein (1966)

F-376 WE Lewis B. Patten The Odds Against Circle L (1966)

F-377 SF Philip K. Dick The Crack In Space (1966)

F-378 NA Mary Mann Fletcher Danger - Nurse At Work (1966)

F-379 SF Frank Herbert The Green Brain (1966)

F-380 WE Lee Hoffman The Legend Of Blackjack Sam (1966)

F-381 NA Sharon Heath Nurse At Shadow Manor (1966)

F-382 SF Brian W. Aldiss Bow Down To Nul (1966)

F-383 SF Lin Carter Thongor Of Lemuria (1966)

F-384 NA L. P. Holmes The Savage Hours (1966)

F-385 NA Arlene Hale Emergency For Nurse Selena (1966)

F-386 SF Andre Norton The Time Traders (1966)

F-387 NA Arlene Hale Mountain Nurse (1966)

F-388 SF Samuel R. Delany Babel-17 (1966)

F-389 WE William Colt MacDonald Shoot Him On Sight

F-390 SF James Holbrook Vance (as Jack Vance) The Languages of Pao (1966)

F-391 SF Andre Norton The Crossroads of Time (1966)

F-392 SF Emil Petaja Saga Of Lost Earths (1966)

F-393 SF Roger Zelazny This Immortal (1966)

F-394 NA Gail Everett Journey For A Nurse (1966)

F-395 WE Nelson C. Nye Iron Hand

F-396 SF Kenneth Bulmer Worlds For The Taking (1966)

F-397 NA Willo Davis Roberts Nurse Kay's Conquest (1966)

F-398 SF Eric Frank Russell Somewhere A Voice (1966)

F-399 SF Gardner F. Fox Thief Of Llarn (1966)

F-400 SF Otis Adelbert Kline Jan Of The Jungle (1966)

F-401 WE Merle Constiner Outrage At Bearskin Forks (1966)

F-402 SF Paul Linebarger (as Cordwainer Smith) Quest Of The Three Worlds (1966)

F-403 SF Roger Zelazny The Dream Master (1966)

F-404 WE Clifton Adams The Grabhorn Bounty (1966)

F-405 NA Suzanne Roberts Vietnam Nurse (1966)

F-406 SF Ray Cummings Tama, Princess Of Mercury (1966)

F-407 SF Thomas Burnett Swann Day Of The Minotaur (1966)

F-408 SF Andre Norton The Sioux Spaceman (1966)

F-409 WE Lin Searles Cliff Rider (1966)

F-410 NA Arlene Hale Lake Resort Nurse (1966)

F-411 WE L. L. Foreman The Mustang Trail (1966)

F-412 SF Philip José Farmer The Gates Of Creation (1966)

F-413 NA Sharon Heath A Vacation For Nurse Dean (1966)

F-414 SF Emil Petaja The Star Mill (1966)

F-415 WE Brian Garfield (as Frank Wynne) The Bravos

F-416 SF S. B. Hough (as Rex Gordon) Utopia Minus X (1966)

F-417 NA Willo Davis Roberts Once A Nurse (1966)

F-418 WE Nelson C. Nye Single Action (1967)

F-419 NA Suzanne Roberts Rangeland Nurse (1967)

F-420 SF Neil R. Jones Professor Jameson Space Adventure 1: The Planet Of The Double Sun (1967)

F-421 SF Donald E. Westlake (as Curt Clark) Anarchaos (1967)

F-422 SF Leigh Brackett The Sword Of Rhiannon (1967)

F-423 WE Lewis B. Patten Giant On Horseback (1967)

F-424 NA Arlene Hale Community Nurse (1967)

F-425 SF Poul Anderson World Without Stars (1967)

F-426 SF Gordon R. Dickson The Genetic General (1967)

F-427 SF Samuel R. Delany The Einstein Intersection (1967)

F-428 WE William Colt Macdonald Mascarada Pass (1967)

F-429 SF Philip K. Dick The World Jones Made (1967)

F-430 NA Arlene Hale Nurse On The Beach (1967)

Out of This World Adventures

Out of This World Adventures was a pulp magazine which published two issues, in July and December 1950. It included several pages of comics as well as science fiction stories. It was edited by Donald A. Wollheim and published by Avon. Sales were weak, and after two issues Avon decided to cancel it.

Pulp magazine

Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the 1950s. The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. In contrast, magazines printed on higher-quality paper were called "glossies" or "slicks". The typical pulp magazine had 128 pages; it was 7 inches (18 cm) wide by 10 inches (25 cm) high, and 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) thick, with ragged, untrimmed edges.

The pulps gave rise to the term pulp fiction in reference to run-of-the-mill, low-quality literature. Pulps were the successors to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short-fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines were best known for their lurid, exploitative, and sensational subject matter. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero pulps"; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as Flash Gordon, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.

Samuel Ray Cummings

Samuel Ray Cummings (born 1944) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Science Fiction Quarterly

Science Fiction Quarterly was an American pulp science fiction magazine that was published from 1940 to 1943 and again from 1951 to 1958. Charles Hornig served as editor for the first two issues; Robert A. W. Lowndes edited the remainder. Science Fiction Quarterly was launched by publisher Louis Silberkleit during a boom in science fiction magazines at the end of the 1930s. Silberkleit launched two other science fiction titles (Science Fiction and Future Fiction) at about the same time: all three ceased publication before the end of World War II, falling prey to slow sales and paper shortages. In 1950 and 1951, as the market improved, Silberkleit relaunched Future Fiction and Science Fiction Quarterly. By the time Science Fiction Quarterly ceased publication in 1958, it was the last surviving science fiction pulp.

Science Fiction Quarterly's policy was to reprint a novel in each issue as the lead story, and Silberkleit was able to obtain reprint rights to two early science fiction novels and several of Ray Cummings' books. Both Hornig and Lowndes were given minuscule budgets, and Hornig in particular had trouble finding good material to print. Lowndes did somewhat better, as he was able to call on his friends in the Futurians, a group of aspiring writers that included Isaac Asimov, James Blish, and Donald Wollheim. The second incarnation of the magazine also had a policy of running a lead novel, though in practice the lead stories were often well short of novel length. Among the better-known stories published by the magazine were "Second Dawn", by Arthur C. Clarke; "The Last Question", by Isaac Asimov; and "Common Time", by James Blish.

Space opera

Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking. Set mainly or entirely in outer space, it usually involves conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, futuristic weapons, and other sophisticated technology. The term has no relation to music, but is instead a play on the terms "soap opera" and "horse opera", the latter of which was coined during the 1930s to indicate clichéd and formulaic Western movies. Space operas emerged in the 1930s and continue to be produced in literature, film, comics, television and video games.

An early film which was based on space opera comic strips was Flash Gordon (1936) created by Alex Raymond. In the late 1970s, the Star Wars franchise (1977–present) created by George Lucas brought a great deal of attention to the subgenre. After the convention-breaking "New Wave", followed by the enormous success of the Star Wars films, space opera became once again a critically acceptable subgenre. Throughout 1982–2002, the Hugo Award for best science fiction novel was often given to a space opera nominee.

Terror Tales

Terror Tales was the name of two American publications: a pulp magazine of the weird menace genre of the 1930s, and a horror comic in the 1960s and 1970s.

Uncanny Stories (magazine)

Uncanny Stories was a pulp magazine which published a single issue, dated April 1941. It was published by Abraham and Martin Goodman, who were better known for "weird-menace" pulp magazines that included much more sex in the fiction than was usual in science fiction of that era. The Goodmans published Marvel Science Stories from 1938 to 1941, and Uncanny Stories appeared just as Marvel Science Stories ceased publication, perhaps in order to use up the material in inventory acquired by Marvel Science Stories. The fiction was poor quality; the lead story, Ray Cummings' "Coming of the Giant Germs", has been described as "one of his most appalling stories".

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (in case citations, N.D. Tex.) is a United States district court. Its first judge, Andrew Phelps McCormick, was appointed to the court on April 10, 1879. The court convenes in Dallas, Texas with divisions in Fort Worth, Amarillo, Abilene, Lubbock, San Angelo and Wichita Falls. It has jurisdiction over 100 counties in the northern and central parts of the U.S. state of Texas.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is Erin Nealy Cox.

Appeals from this court are heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which includes Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).

Wayne Robbins

Windom Wayne Robbins (July 22, 1914 – January 18, 1958) was an American author of horror and weird fiction. His work was primarily published in the Popular Publications catalog of weird menace pulp fiction. His first published short story was Horror's Holiday Special in the July 1939 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine.

Robert Kenneth Jones reported that Robbins "excelled in explosive chaos," and remarked on his "credible" speculative fiction, namely Test Tube Frankenstein, from the May 1940 issue of Terror Tales, a tale of biological mimicry along the lines of Don A. Stuart's Who Goes There?. Test Tube Frankenstein is featured in Sheldon Jaffery's anthology Sensuous Science Fiction of the Weird and Spicy Pulps, where it is offered as his prime example: "one of the best of its kind to be published."Weird menace stories often dealt with conventional themes required by the publisher, themes in which an author might specialize. Stories involving "Inescapable Doom" were supplied by Donald Dale (Mary Dale Buckner); Mindret Lord handled the "Woman Without Volition"; Ray Cummings delivered stories about the "Girl Obsessed"; and many of Wayne Robbins' stories portrayed the "Man Obsessed," and a subsequent descent into madness.Wayne Robbins' published works are usually attributed to Wayne Robbins or W. Wayne Robbins, but he occasionally used the pen name Wyndham Brooks, a variation on his own given name and his mother's maiden name.

Wayne Robbins' brother, Ormond Robbins, also wrote horror, hardboiled, and western fiction for Popular Publications. Ormond Robbins used the pen names Dane Gregory and Breck Tarrant.

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