Sunday, May 03, 2015
Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Blue Book, August 1939
I read this issue of BLUE BOOK about ten years ago, and it's a good one, as usual. Leading off with a cover by Herbert Morton Stoops, it has one of H. Bedford-Jones's "Trumpets From Oblivion" stories, a great series that tells the real story behind various myths and legends; a "Ships and Men" story by Bedford-Jones and Captain L.B. Williams (a fictional "collaborator" to give the stories more of an appearance of authenticity); a "Men in the Air" story by Michael Gallister, who was also really H. Bedford-Jones (there's a story about how HB-J had several typewriters in his office and would move from machine to machine to write four or five stories at once; I think I believe it); and stories by Robert Ormond Case, Frederick Bechdolt, Fulton T. Grant, Robert R. Mill, and Beatrice Grimshaw, none of whom were really H. Bedford-Jones, as far as I know.