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Startling Stories Jesse Russell

Startling Stories

Jesse Russell

Published January 3rd 2012
ISBN : 9785510547276
Paperback
158 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Startling Stories was an American pulp science fiction magazine, published from 1939 to 1955 by Standard Magazines. It was initially edited by Mort Weisinger, who was also the editor of Thrilling WonderMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Startling Stories was an American pulp science fiction magazine, published from 1939 to 1955 by Standard Magazines. It was initially edited by Mort Weisinger, who was also the editor of Thrilling Wonder Stories, Standards other science fiction title. Startling ran a lead novel in every issue- the first was The Black Flame by Stanley G. Weinbaum. When Standard Magazines acquired Thrilling Wonder in 1936, it also gained the rights to stories published in that magazines predecessor, Wonder Stories, and selections from this early material were reprinted in Startling as Hall of Fame stories. Under Weisinger the magazine focused on younger readers, and when Weisinger was replaced by Oscar J. Friend in 1941 the magazine became even more juvenile in focus, with clich d cover art and letters answered by a Sergeant Saturn. Friend was replaced by Sam Merwin, Jr. in 1945, and Merwin was able to improve the quality of the fiction substantially, publishing Arthur C. Clarkes Against the Fall of Night, and several other well-received stories.