Six exciting stories from the February, 1942 issue of SUPER SCIENCE STORIES magazine!
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SUPER SCIENCE STORIES was published by Fictioneers, a low-end imprint of Popular Publications, from 1940 and 1943, and again from 1949 to 1951. It received praise from science fiction critics and historians. Science fiction historian Raymond Thompson describes it as “one of the most interesting magazines to appear during the 1940s,” despite the variable quality of the stories. Critics Brian Stableford and Peter Nicholls comment that the magazine “had a greater importance to the history of SF than the quality of its stories would suggest; it was an important training ground.”
CROSS OF MERCRUX
By Harry Walton
A city that Time had forgotten… a house of forbidden mystery… a doorway where life and death were brothers… a story of two parallel worlds behind the streets of Old New York!
SPACESHIP FROM KORL
by Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr.
“You are strong, Spacemen of Korl. Your rays and your bombs are more powerful than the flesh of my people. But guard well your secrets — for we fight until the last of us perish!”
CHILD OF THE GREEN LIGHT
By Leigh Brackett
Between sun and space, a gallant little band fought to pierce the dread secret of Mercury’s orbit—that the human race might endure!
ATRAKIN AND THE MAN
by Walter Kubilius
Soulless, despotic, were the machine men that had conquered a tottering world—yet even such as they must bargain for the one last secret that men of flesh had denied them—the mystery of immortality!
THE WATERS UNDER THE EARTH
By James D. Perry
A dagger from the lost ages, a man from a land that has never been charted, a people to seek out and free from the shackles of the centuries—if you dare!
THE HUNTED ONES
By John E. Harry
He had sworn to destroy an alien world—and himself with it. But one day under a battle-filled sky he discovered the strength of a conquered people’s creed; “There will be death but no retreat. And in the end there must he victory!”