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Publication: Astonishing Stories, April 1940

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  • Publication: Astonishing Stories, April 1940 Publication Record # 251693 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editor: Frederik Pohl
  • Date: 1940-04-00
  • Publisher: Fictioneers, Inc.
  • Price: $0.10
  • Pages: 116
  • Format:
    pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
  • Type: MAGAZINE
  • Cover: Astonishing Stories, April 1940 by Jack Binder [as by Binder]
  • Notes:
    • Vol 1, No 2.
    • Page numbers run 1-112.
    • Cover art is not credited; the artwork shows no signature.
    • Interior art is not credited.
    • Story art for "The Space-Beasts" on pages 6-7 and 15 is signed "Eron."
    • Story art for "Murder from Mars" on page 25 is signed "Lasker."
    • Story art for "Master Control" on pages 34-35 is signed "Perri."
    • Story art for "Salvage of Space" on page 55 is signed "Eron."
    • Story art for "The Callistan Menace" on pages 66-67 is signed "Matt. Fox."
    • Story art for "Stepsons of Mars" on pages 78 and 87 is signed "Hannes Bok."
    • "Viewpoints" is a letters column.
    • "Fantasy Books" contains book reviews.
    • "Fantasy Films" reviews recent films. This month's review duties are shared by Wilson (Gulliver's Travels, That They May Live) and Ackerman (The Invisible Man Returns, The Return of Dr. X).
    • "Tales to Come" is a preview of the next month's issue. It contains an excerpt from "Into the Darkness" by Ross Rocklynne.
    • In the review of The Hopkins Manuscript, the author is given as "R. C. Sheriff" vs. "R. C. Sherriff". The credit has been changed to the canonical name per ISFDB conventions.
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Editor Title: Astonishing Stories - 1940 • [Astonishing Stories] • (1940) • edited by Frederik Pohl

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