Astounding Stories 01, January 1930

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(4.5 stars; 38 reviews)

In January of 1930 a new magazine with a flashy color cover appeared on newsstands, Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Filled with stories of adventure, sometimes with only a tinge of science, this magazine was to host and nurture many science fiction giants like Murray Leinster and Ray Cummings and would help inspire many of the writers of the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". This inaugural issue includes stories by Murray Leinster, Ray Cummings, S. P. Meek, Victor Rousseau and others. (Summary by Alan Winterrowd) (8 hr 10 min)


Introduction 2:42 Read by Alan Winterrowd
The Beetle Horde, Ch 1-2 by Victor Rousseau 38:32 Read by Kathy Wright
The Beetle Horde, Ch 3-4 by Victor Rousseau 30:52 Read by Kathy Wright
The Beetle Horde, Ch 5-6 by Victor Rousseau 33:23 Read by Kathy Wright
The Cave of Horror by Captain S.P. Meek 47:55 Read by Doug Reed
Phantoms of Reality, Ch 1-3 by Ray Cummins 33:40 Read by Mark Nelson
Phantoms of Reality, Ch 4-6 by Ray Cummins 27:12 Read by Mark Nelson
Phantoms of Reality, Ch 7-9 by Ray Cummins 42:50 Read by Mark Nelson
Phantoms of Reality, Ch 10-12 by Ray Cummins 22:58 Read by Mark Nelson
The Stolen Mind by M.L. Staley 59:34 Read by Alan Winterrowd
Compensation by C.V. Tench 27:55 Read by nomorejeffs
Tanks by Murray Leinster 1:10:20 Read by Mark Nelson
Invisible Death by Anthony Pelcher 52:56 Read by Alan Winterrowd


Good collection of short stories

(4 stars)

Each story is a bit different, but they are all good sci-fi, and a good way to spend a day. My favorites were the beetle horde and the invisible death. Least favorite was the stolen mind, which I found annoying. Reading was fine, lots of good regulars did the stories. Enjoy!

A fine collection of tales

(4 stars)

Some really well selected stories here, some great readings too. I'm straight off to see if the next issue is available

Wild bill

(5 stars)

Wow, thanks for doing this!


(5 stars)

Wonderful stories just a dream

(4 stars)

Great readings! Thanks for the adventures!