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Introduction by Bertil Falk
by Earle K. Bergey, George Rozen & H.W. "Wesso" Wessolowski
700+ pp. Hardcover
Here is a letter,
attributed to Standard Magazines editor Leo Margulies, sent to science
fiction fanzine editors in 1939. This text is from Bob Tucker's classic
fanzine Le Zombie (vol. 2,
No. 4, Oct 28, 1939)
"Dear Mr. Tucker,
Can there be anything new in scientifiction? We say yes -- and offer
CAPTAIN FUTURE. Fellows, CAPTAIN FUTURE is tops in scientifantasy! A
brand new book-length magazine novel devoted exclusively to a
star-studded quartet of the most glamorous characters in the Universe.
And the most colorful planeteer in the Solar System to lead them -- CAPTAIN FUTURE. You'll find Captain
Future the man of Tomorrow! His adventures will appear in each &
every issue of the magazine that bears his name.
He ought to be good. We spent months planning the character, breathing
the fire of life into him. For we feel that the man who controls the
destinies of nine planets has to be good. But don't take our word for
it -- get your first copy of CAPTAIN FUTURE the day it hits the
newstands and marvel at the wizard of science as he does his stuff on
every thrilling page.
You'll find Captain Future the most dynamic space-farer the cosmos has
ever seen. A super-man who uses the forces of super-science so that you
will believe in them. You'll see Captain
Future's space craft, the Comet spurting thru the ether with such
hurricane fury you'll think Edmond Hamilton, the author, has hurled you
on a comet's tail.
And you'll agree that Captain Future's inhuman cavalcade -- the
Futuremen -- supplement the world's seven wonders. There's Grag, the
metal robot; Otho, the synthetic android; and Simon Wright, the living
brain. A galaxy of the ultimate immortal forces!
So come on....give the most scintillating magazine ever to appear on
the scientifiction horizon the once over. You'll be telling us, as we
tell you now, that CAPTAIN FUTURE represents fantasy
at it's unbeatable best.
CAPTAIN FUTURE will appear at all
newsstands in a few weeks. Price, 15 cents. First issue features Edmond
Hamilton's novel, CAPTAIN FUTURE AND
THE SPACE EMPEROR. Cover by Rozen.
Illustrations by Wesso. Short stories by Eric Frank Russell and O.
Sarri. Brand new departments -- THE WORLDS OF TOMORROW, THE FUTUREMEN, UNDER OBSERVATION, and THE MARCH OF SCIENCE.
|Table of Contents
"Captain Future and
the Seven Space Stones" (Captain Future, Win ’41)
Trail to Glory" (Captain Future, Spr ’41)
Future, Sum ’41)
Lost World of Time" (Captain Future, Fll ’41)
of Captain Future"
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