THE BEST OF AMAZING STORIES: The 1930 Anthology

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"An enormously enjoyable treat, one that has opened my eyes to what was happening in the world of science fiction in that period. Hugely entertaining. It should be required reading for anyone interested in this era of science fiction." —Goodreads, 5-star review.

It was a breathtaking year for science fiction, an editorial breakthrough that changed in an instant the nature of science fiction, at least as presented in pulpwood publications, and its impact can be seen in almost every story lauded by Amazing Stories’ readers in 1930 and/or hailed by critics in subsequent years as among the field’s enduring masterworks—most of which appear in this volume of The Best of Amazing Stories. Louise Taylor Hansen’s “The Prince of Liars,” G. Peyton Wertenbaker’s “The Ship That Turned Aside,” Edmond Hamilton’s “The Man who Saw the Future,” Merab Eberle’s “The Mordant,” and the others we have selected as among the year’s most acclaimed stories are, by the standards of the time, lean, mean little narratives meant to dispense with ponderous lecturing and, instead, delight a reader's curiosity and desire for adventure. While remaining solidly rooted within the possibilities of future science, and filled with thought-provoking ideas, they proceed straight along their path with hardly a doff of the hat to explanation and technical detail.

Included in this anthology are such early gems and classics as:

THE MAN WHO SAW THE FUTURE
Edmond Hamilton

THE GOSTAK AND THE DOSHES
Miles J. Breuer, M.D.

THE PRINCE OF LIARS
Louise Taylor Hansen

THE IVY WAR
David H. Keller, M.D.

THE SHIP THAT TURNED ASIDE
G. Peyton Wertenbaker

THE MORDANT
Merab Eberle

RHYTHM
Charles Cloukey

THE FEATHERED DETECTIVE
A. Hyatt Verrill

THROUGH THE VEIL
Leslie Francis Stone

THE COSMIC EXPRESS
Jack Williamson

With an in-depth Introduction covering the best stories in every issue of Amazing Stories that year. Plus the original illustrations that accompanied the stories when they first appeared the magazine—along with the original blurbs and captions as well.

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