Astounding Science Fiction Vol. 21, No. 6 (August, 1938)


Cover by Wesso


Complete Novelettes

Hell Ship by Arthur J. Burks – Josh McNab, good Scots engineer, finds himself up against a cracked rotor-shaft and a bull-headed skipper – aboard the spaceship Arachne!

Who Goes There?” by Don S. Stuart – Is that your best friend beside you – or a deadly imitation, bred of an alien world?  WHO GOES THERE?

Short Stories

Jason Comes Home by A.B.L. Macladyen, Jr. – A boy sailed out – trapped in an unmanned spaceship.  A man sailed back, years later, to wipe the green scum of life from all Earth —

Resilient Planet by Warner van Lorne – A man is baffled by the problem of fuel – when the entire planet – machine buildings, even people – is made of rubber!

The Terrible Sense by Calvin Peregoy – Not sight – nor hearing, quiet, nor touch, nor taste – but he learned it through the tyranny of Sound!

Asteroid Pirates by Royal S. Heckman – Concerning the highly intellectual and completely bullet-proof Saturnian Apes!

Eviction By Isotherm by Malcolm Jameson – When the weatherman can make his predictions come true, he became a dangerous enemy —

The Disinherited by Henry Kuttner – Is there that Watcher somewhere – now-?

Science Articles

Food for the First Planet by Thomas Calvert McClary – Suggesting that reaching the planets  may not be half so hard as staying there–!

Orbits, Takeoffs and Landings by Willy Ley – An authoritative science article on how rocket ships can and cannot plot their courses.

Reader’s Departments

Editor’s Page

In Times to Come – The department of prophecy and future issues.

The Analytical Laboratory – With something entirely new – and of special interest.

Science Discussions and Brass Tacks – The open house of controversy.

Illustrations by Binder, Coughlin, Dold, Flatos, Orban, Thomson, Wesso

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