Title: The Core

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Title: The Core Title Record # 84171
Author: C. M. Kornbluth
Date: 1942-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: The title of the story is a reference to the fictional novel "The Core" described in "The Return of Tyme", a humorous story by A. Fedor and Henry Hasse ("Wonder Stories", August 1934). In the 1934 story, "The Core" was a "terrific galactic novel" submitted to one B. Lue Pencil, the editor of the fictional "Future Fiction" SF magazine. (There was no magazine with that title in 1934). When Robert A. W. Lowndes took over at the real "Future Fiction" (started in 1939) in August 1941, he asked C. M. Kornbluth (then writing as S. D. Gottesman) to write "The Core" so that he could publish it in the real "Future Fiction". It couldn't be a book length novel since "Future Fiction" only published complete works, so it ended up as a novelette. By the time the novelette was ready to be published in the April 1942 issue, "Future Fiction" had changed its name to "Future Combined with Science Fiction". (Source: Lowndes' explanation in the "Station X" department in the April 1942 issue of "Future Combined with Science Fiction".)
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1942 The Core [as by S. D. Gottesman]

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Future Combined with Science Fiction, April 1942 1942-04-00 ed. Robert W. Lowndes Columbia Publications, Inc.   $0.15 116 pulp? mag John R. Forte, Jr. Checkmark
Future Science Fiction, #46, December 1959 1959-12-00 ed. Robert A. W. Lowndes Columbia Publications, Inc.   $0.35 132 digest? mag Emsh Checkmark
His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C. M. Kornbluth 1997-02-00 C. M. Kornbluth NESFA Press 0-915368-60-9 $27.00 xx+
670
hc? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C. M. Kornbluth 1997-07-00 C. M. Kornbluth NESFA Press 0-915368-60-9 $27.00 xx+
670
hc? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C. M. Kornbluth 1997-08-00 C. M. Kornbluth NESFA Press / SFBC 17419 $14.98 xx+
670
hc? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C. M. Kornbluth 2009-12-00 C. M. Kornbluth NESFA Press 978-0-915368-60-0 $29.00 xx+
670
hc? coll Richard Powers Checkmark
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