Monday, August 2, 2010
Astounding Stories (August, 1930)
On Sale the First Thursday of Each Month
W. M. CLAYTON, Publisher
HARRY BATES, Editor
DR. DOUGLAS M. DOLD, Consulting Editor
The Clayton Standard on a Magazine Guarantees
That the stories therein are clean, interesting, vivid, by leading writers of the day and purchased under conditions approved by the Authors' League of America;
That such magazines are manufactured in Union shops by American workmen;
That each newsdealer and agent is insured a fair profit;
That an intelligent censorship guards their advertising pages.
Cover Design by H. W. Wessolowski
Painted in Water-colors from a Scene in "The Planet of Dread."
"The Planet of Dread" by R. F. Starzl
A Stupid Blunder—and Mark Forepaugh Faces a Lifetime of Castaway Loneliness in the Savage Welter of the Planet Inra's Monster-ridden Jungles.
The Lord of Space by Victor Rousseau
A Black Caesar Had Arisen on Eros—and All Earth Trembled at His Distant Menace.
The Second Satellite by Edmond Hamilton
Earth-men War on Frog-vampires for the Emancipation of the Human Cows of Earth's Second Satellite. (A Novelet.)
Silver Dome by Harl Vincent
In Her Deep-buried Kingdom of Theros, Phaestra Reveals the Amazing Secret of the Silver Dome.
Earth, the Marauder (Part 2 of 3) by Arthur J. Burks
Deep in the Gnome-infested Tunnels of the Moon, Sarka and Jaska Are Brought to Luar the Radiant Goddess Against Whose Minions the Marauding Earth Had Struck in Vain. (Part Two of a Three-Part Novel.)
Murder Madness (Part 4 of 4) by Murray Leinster
Bell Has Fought through Tremendous Obstacles to Find and Kill The Master, Whose Diabolical Poison Makes Murder-mad Snakes of the Hands; and, as He Faces the Monster at Last—His Own Hands Start to Writhe! (Conclusion.)
The Flying City by H. Thompson Rich
From Space Came Cor's Disc-city of Vada—Its Mighty, Age-old Engines Weakening— Its Horde of Dwarfs Hungry for the Earth!
Produced by Sankar Viswanathan, Greg Weeks, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team