Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: South Sea Stories, October 1940
Looks almost like a romance pulp, doesn't it . . . until you notice the dead body floating face-down beside them. Ah, there's always trouble in paradise, I suppose. And yes, that's none other than the famous science fiction writer Alfred Bester whose story "Treachery on Camoia" appears in this issue, along with yarns by E. Hoffmann Price, George Armin Shaftel, William O'Sullivan, and Alexander Blade his own self. (There's a part of me that wishes I had written something as "Alexander Blade".) SOUTH SEA STORIES lasted only a handful of issues, but it appears to have been pretty good reading.