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Amazing Stories: Giant 35th Anniversary Issue (Amazing Stories Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Ray Bradbury , Edgar Rice Burroughs , Philip Francis Nowland , Edmond Hamilton , Steve Davidson , Jean Marie Stine
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First-ever reprinting of this legendary double-length collection of the very best of Amazing Stories' first three and a half decades. Features such classic tales as Eando Binder's twice-televised "I, Robot"; Edgar Rice Burroughs' immortal "John Carter and the Giant of Mars"; Philip Francis Nowlan's first Buck Rogers story, "Armageddon: 2419 A.D."; Edmond Hamilton's haunting "Devolution"; Ray Bradbury's groundbreaking "I, Rocket"; R. F. Starzl's romantic "Out of the Sub-Universe" and more. Plus a very special memoir by Amazing Stories founder Hugo Gernsback on the events that led to the publication of the magazine's first issue. Long considered a seminal anthology, this special reprint of Amazing Stories' giant 35th Anniversary issue belongs on every fan's bookshelf. As a bonus, this ebook edition contains the covers for each issue of Amazing Stories from which these stories were selected.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8654 KB
  • Print Length: 233 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499772939
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Amazing Stories/Experimenter Publishing (23 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M3ED56C
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,903 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A return to the classic pulp sci-fi! 5 Sept. 2014
By Andy
Originally released in April 1961 and now re-released as the first in a series of collections from classic pulp Sci-fi magazine 'Amazing Stories', I enjoyed reading this anthology of "7 of the greatest SF stories ever written" as the blurb on the cover says.

From the first story; Ray Bradbury penned 'I, Rocket', to the last; the first Buck Rogers story 'Armageddon 2419 AD', it is a throwback to the days of the pulp Sci-fi magazines, and stories of visions of futures past.

I have read 'John Carter And The Giant Of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs and 'Armageddon 2419 AD' by Philip F Nowlan before, so I knew what to expect from those. But with the others in this collection, I particularly enjoyed 'I, Rocket' by Ray Bradbury, about a rocket ship as told from the perspective of the rocket, 'Devolution' by Edmond Hamilton, with a kind of Lovecraftian tale of beings from another world. Eando Binder's 'I, Robot' is also a good read, a robotic take on the Frankenstein story.

If you like stories of fantastical Sci-fi, from the early works of classic Sci-fi authors, then you would do well to pick up and read this reissued anthology. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Dec. 2014
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A great read for any lover of classic Sci-Fi.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT! HISTORIC! IMPORTANT! 24 July 2014
By steve davidson - Published on
A beautifully rendered new edition of a classic issue of the world's first science fiction magazine, with seven seminal SF tales representing not only an outline of the history of the magazine, but of the science fiction genre itself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love seeing these great stories in print again 25 July 2014
By J. Clemons - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
What's not to like? Some of the best classic science fiction stories of all time - all under one cover!
4.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING STORIES -- less than Amazing presentation 3 Feb. 2015
By W. B. Glass - Published on
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I still have my bought-off-the-newsstand copy of this issue, and am happy now to have a convenient Kindle copy. I would give it a five-star rating did not this e-book have a few minor flaws -- and one huge glaring omission. Flaws as minor as having the copyright of this ebook listed as 1014, or mis-attributing the artwork to the R. F. Starzl story as being by Mackay and not by Paul. The carelessness of those flaws carry over to the new Introduction, which prefers hype to information. (Particularly leaving out the for-quite-some-time-no-longer-secret fact that "John Carter and the Giant of Mars" was more likely written by son John Coleman Burroughs than father Edgar Rice Burroughs.)

The glaring omission -- the thing I particularly hoped this ebook would include -- is made more painful by what is me to this e-book that was not in the original magazine. Its Editors -- Steve Davidson and Jean Marie Stine -- make a big deal about including a gallery of the covers from the magazines in which this anthology's stories originally appeared. They have the front cover Frank R. Paul did for this 35th Anniversary issue of AMAZING STORIES. They most carelessly and blatantly omit to include Paul's magnificent back cover painting -- where, on a misty, swampy, red-sunned jungle planet, a line of fish-tailed elephants unload passengers from water-docked spaceship while, in front of a city rounded stone towers, a crowd of barely-seen aliens wait at water's edge to great the human visitors. Historically, the last art painted for AMAZING STORIES by its original and founding artist -- and it's left out!

For minor carelessness, and one major lack of care, only four stars.
3.0 out of 5 stars Truely Amazing Stories. 12 Oct. 2014
By John M. - Published on
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Amazing Stories return with this Anniversary issue full of great stories by great writers. To understand our present, we must understand our past.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended! 9 Oct. 2014
By Giuseppe Lippi - Published on
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Full reproduction of the contents for this historical issue. Highly recommended!
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