Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Cosmic Express

What else but more sf from Project Gutenberg? Including a story by the legendary Jack Williamson, who said, "I feel that science-fiction is the folklore of the new world of science, and the expression of man's reaction to a technological environment. By which I mean that it is the most interesting and stimulating form of literature today."

The Cosmic Express by Jack Williamson (Amazing Stories November 1930)

"The Cosmic Express is of special interest because it was written during Williamson's A. Merritt "kick," when he was writing little else but, and it gave the earliest indication of a more general capability."

Foundling on Venus by Dorothy and John De Courcy (Fantastic Universe March 1954)

"The foundling could not have been more than three years old. Yet he held a secret that was destined to bring joy to many unhappy people."

OK, I don't know what I was smoking, but I posted the wrong Jack Williamson story. It should have been this one.

The Pygmy Planet by Jack Williamson (Astounding Stories, February 1932)

"Down into the infinitely small goes Larry on his mission to the Pygmy Planet."

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