SCIENCE FICTION GOES TO WAR!
Every Story By A Soldier Fighting In WWII.
From the original September 1944 Editor’s Introduction by Raymond A. Palmer: “Our editors believe this issue to be one of the most unusual we have ever presented; and we also believe it to be one of the finest. Every story, every article (with one exception), every filler, every letter, a good proportion of the illustrations, and the front and back cover is by someone who is serving his country in the armed forces in one way or another! Readers, these fighting men are real men! When the chips are down, they're holding a full house! When you've finished reading this issue you'll understand the kind of spirit that will carry the beachheads of Europe and Japan no matter what the opposition! We take our hats off to the American fighting writer. He's got what it takes!”
Here is the original table of contents:
STAR BASE X
By Pvt. Robert Moore Williams
A telepathic message came to John Dawson's mind—and it led him to an incredible alien base...
THE THINKING CAP
By Sgt. William P. McGivern
A thinking cap would be a great help to a man. Yes indeed! That is, if if thought straight!
PRIVATE PRUNE SPEAKING
By Cpl. David Wright O'Brien
Private Prune certainly didn't intend to say the things he did; they just popped out of his mouth!
PROFESSOR THORNDYKE'S MISTAKE
By Sgt. P. F. Costello
Mack wouldn't have minded if cats had nine lives—especially this particular cat! But it didn't—
DOLLS OF DEATH
By Pvt. E. K. Jarvis
What was Herkles' reason for making these dolls? Certainly not to be used as harmless toys!
WEAPON FOR A WAC
By Sgt. Morris J. Steele
If Uncle Whitfield thought a fairy tale about a sword would make Mary join the WAC, he was all wet!
DOUBLE-CROSS ON MARS
By Sgt. Gerald Vance
Terry Lester had to get involved with a bunch of wrong guys to find out who the right guys were.
By Pvt. Russell Storm
A pound of metal should always weigh a pound, shouldn't it? Even when it's part of a thinking robot.
OVERLORD OF VENUS
By Lt. William Lawrence Hamling
Usually when a man walks into the sea and under it, he drowns. Was that what was happening on Venus?
MATCHES AND KINGS
By Cpl John York
It was all a trumped up publicity slogan; lighting three on a match just sold matches, not Death.
I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN
By Cpl. Duncan Farnsworth
No matter what waited over Berlin, he'd promised to come back to her in the springtime, and he did!
A rare pulp science fiction treasure, reprinted with all the original ads, articles, letters and every single page.