Science Fiction of the 30's Author:Edited by Damon Knight This is a marvelous nostalgic trip back to the time when giant ants ruled the universe; when Man fought off extra-terrestrial creatures with ray guns; when he made perilous trips to the moon in rocket ships that closely resembled orange crates. — But science fiction of the 30s also include startlingly accurate prophecies: zero population growth, ... more »fusion power, ecological developments, computers, electro-microscopes, and atomic energy from thorium.
On the historical side, one imaginative author predicted Edward VIII's abdication, while another pinpointed Pearl Harbor to within a year.
The 18 stories and novelettes included here represent a wide spectrum of what was even then a vivacious, sensitive, healthy genre - rife with humor and pathos, and well larded with melodrama and bathos.
The stories are accompanied by their original illustrations, which will soon make this handsome volume a collector's item.« less