The Best of Amazing Stories: The 1926 Anthology

Murray Leinster (Author) Curt Siodmak (Author)
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A unique collection of classic science fiction tales selected from the first year of the very first science fiction magazine. 1926 was a very good year, at least for speculative fiction, as this anthology proves. "The Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology" is the first of a year-by-year showcasing of the best stories selected from each year of the publication's celebrated history. Our 1926 selection presents work by such distinguished practitioners of the craft as multiple Hugo Award winner Murray Leinster, Gernsback Award winners H. G. Wells, G. Peyton Wertenbaker and A. Hyatt Verrill, screen writer Curt Siodmak, the controversial Austin Hall, and others. Stories include "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Whispering Ether," "The Man from the Atom," "The Eggs from Lake Tanganyika," "In the Abyss," "Through the Crater's Rim," and more. To be followed by the "Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology." Normally $13.99 - introductory sale $9.99

Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date
August 01, 2014
Pages
248
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.56 X 9.0 inches | 0.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781500715953

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About the Author

Murray Leinster (1896 - 1975) was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an American writer of science fiction and alternate history literature. He wrote and published more than 1,500 short stories and articles, 14 movie scripts and hundreds of radio scripts and television plays. He began his career as a freelance writer before World War I; he was two months short of his 20th birthday when his first story, "The Foreigner," appeared in the May 1916 issue of H. L. Mencken's literary magazine The Smart Set. Over the next three years, Leinster published ten more stories in the magazine. During World War I, Leinster served with the Committee of Public Information and the United States Army (1917-1918). During and after the war, he began appearing in pulp magazines like Argosy, Snappy Stories and Breezy Stories. He continued to appear regularly in Argosy into the 1950s. When the pulp magazines began to diversify into particular genres in the 1920s, Leinster followed suit, selling jungle stories to Danger Trails, westerns to West and Cowboy Stories, detective stories to Black Mask and Mystery Stories, horror stories to Weird Tales and even romance stories to Love Story Magazine under the pen name Louisa Carter Lee.