Series of 12 monthly issues of ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE published in 1930 with an extra January 1931 issue.
Great stories of great authors of Science Fiction.
What are "astounding" stories?
Well, if you lived in Europe in 1490, and someone told you the earth was round and moved around the sun—that would have been an "astounding" story.
Or if you lived in 1840, and were told that some day men a thousand miles apart would be able to talk to each other through a little wire—or without any wire at all—that would have been another.
Or if, in 1900, they predicted ocean-crossing airplanes and submarines, world-girdling Zeppelins, sixty-story buildings, radio, metal that can be made to resist gravity and float in the air—these would have been other "astounding" stories.
To-day, time has gone by, and all these things are commonplace. That is the only real difference between the astounding and the commonplace—Time.
To-morrow, more astounding things are going to happen. Your children—or their children—are going to take a trip to the moon. They will be able to render themselves invisible—a problem that has already been partly solved. They will be able to disintegrate their bodies in New York and reintegrate them in China—and in a matter of seconds.
Astounding? Indeed, yes.
Impossible? Well—television would have been impossible, almost unthinkable, ten years ago.
Now you will see the kind of magazine that it is our pleasure to offer you beginning with this, the first number of ASTOUNDING STORIES.
It is a magazine whose stories will anticipate the super-scientific achievements of To-morrow—whose stories will not only be strictly accurate in their science but will be vividly, dramatically and thrillingly told.
Already we have secured stories by some of the finest writers of fantasy in the world—men such as Ray Cummings, Murray Leinster, Captain S. P. Meek, Harl Vincent, R. F. Starzl and Victor Rousseau.
CONTENTS: 12 MONTHLY ISSUES
THE BEETLE HORDE by VICTOR ROUSSEAU
THE CAVE OF HORROR by CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK
PHANTOMS OF REALITY by RAY CUMMINGS
THE STOLEN MIND by M. L. STALEY
COMPENSATION by C. V. TENCH
TANKS by MURRAY LEINSTER
INVISIBLE DEATH by ANTHONY PELCHER
OLD CROMPTON'S SECRET by HARL VINCENT
SPAWN OF THE STARS by CHARLES WILLARD DIFFIN
THE CORPSE ON THE GRATING by HUGH B. CAVE
CREATURES OF THE LIGHT by SOPHIE WENZEL ELLIS
INTO SPACE by STERNER ST. PAUL
THE BEETLE HORDE by VICTOR ROUSSEAU
MAD MUSIC by ANTHONY PELCHER
THE THIEF OF TIME by CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK
COLD LIGHT by CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK
BRIGANDS OF THE MOON / PART 1 / PART 2 / PART 3 / PART 4 by RAY CUMMINGS
THE SOUL MASTER by WILL SMITH AND R. J. ROBBINS
FROM THE OCEAN’S DEPTHS by SEWELL PEASLEE WRIGHT
VANDALS OF THE STARS by A. T. LOCKE
THE MAN WHO WAS DEAD by THOMAS H. KNIGHT
MONSTERS OF MOYEN by ARTHUR J. BURKS
VAMPIRES OF VENUS by ANTHONY PELCHER
THE SOUL SNATCHER by TOM CURRY
THE RAY OF MADNESS by CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK
THE PLANET OF DREAD by R. F. STARZL
THE LORD OF SPACE by VICTOR ROUSSEAU
THE SECOND SATELLITE by EDMOND HAMILTON
SILVER DOME by HARL VINCENT
EARTH, THE MARAUDER / PART 1 / PART 2 / PART 3 by ARTHUR J. BURKS
MURDER MADNESS / PART 1 / PART 2 / PART3 / PART 4 by MURRAY LEINSTER
THE FLYING CITY by H. THOMPSON RICH
STOLEN BRAINS by CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK
THE INVISIBLE DEATH by VICTOR ROUSSEAU
PRISONERS ON THE ELECTRON by ROBERT H. LEITFRED
JETTA OF THE LOWLANDS / PART 1 / PART 2 / PART 3 by RAY CUMMINGS
AN EXTRA MAN by JACKSON GEE
OUT OF THE DREADFUL DEPTHS by C. D. WILLARD
THE CAVERN WORLD by JAMES P. OLSEN
GIANTS OF THE RAY by TOM CURRY
THE MOON MASTER by CHARLES W. DIFFIN
INTO THE OCEAN'S DEPTHS by SEWELL PEASLEE WRIGHT
THE JOVIAN JEST by LILITH LORRAINE
THE ATOM-SMASHER by VICTOR ROUSSEAU
A PROBLEM IN COMMUNICATION by MILES J. BREUER, M.D.
THE TERRIBLE TENTACLES, OF L-472 by SEWELL PEASLEE WRIGHT
MAROONED UNDER THE SEA by PAUL ERNST
THE MURDER MACHINE by HUGH B. CAVE
THE ATTACK FROM SPACE by CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK
FROM AN AMBER BLOCK by TOM CURRY
THE TERROR OF AIR-LEVEL SIX by HARL VINCENT
THE FORGOTTEN PLANET by SEWELL PEASLEE WRIGHT
THE POWER AND THE GLORY by CHARLES W. DIFFIN
THE WALL OF DEATH by VICTOR ROUSSEAU
THE PIRATE PLANET / PART 1 / PART 2 / PART 3 / PART 4 by CHARLES W. DIFFIN
THE DESTROYER by WILLIAM MERRIAM ROUSE
THE GRAY PLAGUE by L. A. ESHBACH
VAGABONDS OF SPACE by HARL VINCENT
SLAVES OF THE DUST by SOPHIE WENZEL ELLIS
THE SEA TERROR by CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK
GRAY DENIM by HARL VINCENT
THE APE-MEN OF XLOTLI by DAVID R. SPARKS
THE DARK SIDE OF ANTRI by SEWELL PEASLEE WRIGHT