Science Fiction Plus magazine for June 1953, Vol. 1, no. 4. Good condition. A more complete description of contents and condition and/or a scan of the front cover is available upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: SCIENCE FICTION PLUS JUNE 1953
Publication Date: 1953
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Ed.
Book Description Gernsback, 1953. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Frank R. Paul (illustrator). First Ed. Science Fiction Plus magazine for June 1953, Vol. 1, no. 4. Good condition. Book. Seller Inventory # 12591
Book Description Gernsback Publications Inc., Philadelphia, 1953. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Schomburg, Alex; Paul, Fran R.; Paul, Tina et al (illustrator). First Edition. Philadelphia: Gernsback Publications Inc., 1953. First Editions of the scarce Large Format (large quarto, near folio) fifties sci-fi pulp. June and August, 1953 editions (consecutive), Volume 1, Nos. 4 & 5; containing the two parts of the serial novel "The Stolen Minute" (see below). Cover illustrations by Alex Schomburg and Frank R. Paul; rear cover illustrations (one shown in scan) by Frank R. Paul and Tina Paul. Interior illustrations by Frank R. Paul, Tom O'Reilly, Paul Cooper, Charles Hornstein, Muneef Awan, and Jay Landau (Jacob Landau). 11 1/4" x 8 5/8". Illustrated wraps, 66 pp. Light soiling to covers, normal mild toning of interior pages, spines are 98% complete. Light pencil marking near top of cover of No. 5. Sharp and bright, Very Good plus. See scans. Handsome consecutive installments of one of the legendary Hugo Gernsback's best publications, providing the entire two-part Jacob-Landau-illustrated "The Stolen Minute". Issue no. 4 (June) includes "Nightmare Planet", a short novel by Murray Leinster; part one of "The Stolen Minute", a french sci-fi entree by Pierre Devaux and Henri Viot, translated by Sabine and Leonard J. Wang and illustrated by Jay Landau, who was occasionally seen under that name as a sci-fi illustrator in this era and who later earned fame, under the name Jacob Landau, as a mainstream painter; "The Dimensional Terror", a short story by Harry Walton; "The Spiral Intelligence", by Frank Belknap Long; and a short-short, "Incident in Space", by Lawrence E. Larkey. Articles includes "The World in 2046" (Gernsback) and " Saturn-Queen of the Sky" (also the subject of Schomburg's cover work) and a variety of regular departments, including Sam Moskowitz book reviews. Issue #5 (August) includes the Clifford Simak novel "Spacebred Generations"; Short stories "Ultimate Life" (Albert de Pina and Henry Hasse) and "Hands Across Space" (Chad Oliver); the second part of "The Stolen Minute"; an illustrated feature, "The End of the Moon", by Gustav Albrecht, Frank R. Paul, and Donald H. Menzel; and again the standard departments by Gernsback, Moskowitz, , and Secor. Studded with the now-timeless genre luminaries Gernsback, Leinster, Long, Simak, Paul, Schomburg, Moskowitz, and Landau, undeniable treasures from science fiction history. An interesting companion piece is our item number 000924 , the original Jay Landau illustration for the two-page header illustration of the second part of "The Stolen Minute". Please see scans. Lg8. Seller Inventory # 000934