Sunday, July 06, 2014

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Astounding, February 1941


We've all seen the post-apocalyptic Statue of Liberty bit in various places (yes, I'm looking at you, you damned dirty apes), but this is a pretty good example of it by Hubert Rogers. And what do we have behind that cover? Oh, just two stories by Robert A. Heinlein (well, one of them is a serial installment under his Anson McDonald pseudonym), Theodore Sturgeon, Nelson S. Bond, P. Schuyler Miller, and Robert Moore Williams. Just another day at the newsstand in 1941.

4 comments:

Keith West said...

Given that lineup, not a bad day at all. Bond is, in my opinion at least, one of the most underrated writers from that period.

Richard said...

Man, I loved Astounding.

Anonymous said...

One of the very few Astounding/ Analog covers to show off the female body after Campbell took over, in marked contrast to most of the other SF pulps...
Mike

James Reasoner said...

Good point, Mike. I seem to recall reading that it was Campbell's assistant Kaye Tarrant who was responsible for censoring anything that might be considered risque, but I could be wrong about that. Anyway, what you say is certainly true throughout Campbell's editorship.