ASTOUNDING STORIES, Dec 1933, scarce issue

The third Street & Smith issue of this long-running SF pulp, which began as a Clayton title, later became Astounding Science Fiction, and ultimately Analog. Editor F. Orlin Tremaine, still finding his way at this time, with this issue established a policy of periodically featuring stories of the “thought-variant” variety—yarns calculated to inspire discussion and debate among SF fans. Nat Schachner’s “Ancestral Voices” was one such tale, the first to seriously grapple with the possible consequences of time travel by future scientists. It helped win a host of new fans for the magazine and had tremendous influence on the genre. Other stories by Jack Williamson, Donald Wandrei, and Weird Tales regular Clark Ashton Smith, making his only appearance in this title.

Condition: Very Good Plus. Only glaring flaw is the front-cover crease at top right (see scan). Spine is bright white and complete save for a teeny chip out of head. Minor edge wear. Text block is off-white to very lightly yellowed. Overall a nice copy of an important issue that’s tough to find in high grade.

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Price: $90.00