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Amazing Histories, January 1929: Atlantis, Venus and a Frozen Earth

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Pseudonymous intrigue in this 1929 issue of Amazing Stories

Amazing Histories, December 1928: Venusian or Venerian?

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Venerian? Venusian? Join the debate in this review of the December, 1928 issue of Amazing Stories

Amazing Histories, Fall 1928: The Fourth Quarter

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Science has made hardly a single step that scientifiction has not foretold. And science, in return, has disclosed a million new and startling facts, to serve as wings for the scientifiction author's brain.

Astounding Histories, June 1930: Creatures from Below

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Why are there dinosaurs on the lunar surface?

Astounding Histories, May 1930: Humanity’s Evolution

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In 1930 Astounding Stories was a new publication, edited not by John W. Campbell but by Harry Bates

Astounding Histories, April 1930: Venusian Vampires and Marine Monsters

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The fourth issue of the magazine the Astounding Award (for Best New Author) is named.

Astounding Histories, March 1930: Brigands and Vandals

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Capt. S.P. Meek & Ray Cummings lead of this third installment of a pulp icon.

Astounding Histories, February 1930: Heroes and Villains

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The February 1930 issue of Astounding Stories of Super-Science has hit the newsstands.

Astounding Histories, January 1930: Stories of Super-Science

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Amazing Stories' early rival gets some love with this review of its very first issue

Amazing Histories, November 1928: As Above, So Below

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A review of one of Amazing Stories' most iconic issues

Amazing Histories, October 1928: To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond

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So the time is not distant when it will be possible for us to witness a ball game a thousand miles away.

Amazing Histories, September 1928: A Symbol for Scientifiction

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A contest to search for a "symbol for scientifiction"

Amazing Histories, Summer 1928: The Third Quarter

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The editors realize that, this being your publication, you, the reader, have certain ideas, not only about this publication, but about scientifiction as well.

Amazing Histories, August 1928: Space Opera Takes Off

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Amazing Stories' most collectible issue, featuring the birth of Space Opera and the origin of Anthony 'Buck' Rogers.

Amazing Histories, July 1928: The World’s a Stage

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Scientific investigations conducted at the Gernsback offices...and a report on the July, 1928 issue of the magazine

Amazing Histories, June 1928: Beyond the Visible

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Gernsback experiences myth becoming reality; H.G. Wells, David H Keller, Baron Munchhhausen's adventures and more round out this 1928 issue of the magazine

Amazing Histories, Spring 1928: The Second Quarter

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"We believe that America will in time, become known as the hotbed of scientifiction..." Hugo Gernsback, 1928

Amazing Histories, May 1928: Inventions and Invertebrates

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A cautionary editorial about predicting the future of technology; giant octopi in print, presaging giant creature films, and more

Amazing Histories, April 1928: The Second Anniversary

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Clair Winger Harris, HG Wells, Gernsback, and an appeal to design a symbol for "Scientifiction"

Amazing Histories, March 1928: Sun and Moon

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Doris Sutherland continues her review of Amazing Stories' early history. including letter column praise for H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space.

Amazing Histories, Winter 1928: The First Quarter

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Gernsback introduced Amazing Stories Quarterly when readers begged him to take the magazine weekly. Here's the first issue.

Amazing Histories, February 1928: Rewriting History, Rethinking Physics

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Baron Munchausen begins his adventures anew in the latest issue of Amazing Stories

Amazing Histories, January 1928: Comets and Catastrophes

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"I have tried to get several of my friends to read your magazine by lending out old copies of mine; when their parents find these copies they refuse to let them even finish the stories"

Amazing Histories, December 1927: In the Sky, Under the Sea and...

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No, tthat's not a futuristtic opium den on the cover, though the editorial content does dabble in psychology.

Amazing Histories, November 1927: Humanity Past and Future

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Journey back to November 1927, when Hugo Gernsback suggests that some science fiction concepts may become obsolete.

Amazing Histories, October 1927: Prehistoric Life and Futuristic Crimes

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Two people stand inside an observatory, staring up at the sky. They have access to a large telescope, but they are not looking through...

Amazing Histories, September 1927: From a Darker Place

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extraterrestrial diseases, chemically-created spectres, man-eating plants, electric deathtraps and people being turned to stone...and it's ONLY 1927....

Amazing Histories, August 1927: Red Mars and Darkest Africa

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The debut of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, and an iconic Frank R. Paul cover.

Amazing Histories, July 1927: An Annual Event

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Two-fer, as Doris dives deep into both the July 1927 issue and the one and only Amazing Stories Annual.

Amazing Histories, June 1927: Prize-Winning Stories

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In this latest issue, Hugo Gernsback announces that he and his associates have chosen the three contest winners from around 360 entrants