The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

Illustrator Robert Henneberger
Author Eleanor Cameron
Year 1966 (first published 1954)
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN unknown

Chuck and David gasped. There, in the telescope, a tiny greenish dot appeared, shining through the vast black of outer space.

The mysterious little man spoke:
“I should like you two boys to set off this very night for the Mushroom Planet!”
“Tonight?” repeated Chuck faintly.
“But, how…” David began.

How, indeed, could they ever hope to reach that pale and ghostly moon. No other earth dwellers ever knew it existed!

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Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – March/April 1978

Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine - March/April 1978

Cover “The Far King
Illustrator
Jack Gaughan
Editor George H. Scithers
Editorial Director Isaac Asimov
Year 1978
Publisher Davis
ISSN 71896-48141

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact – August 1989

Analog Science Fiction and Fact – August 1989

Illustrator Kelly Freas (cover)
Editor Stanley Schmidt
Year 1989
Publisher Davis

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Breakfast in the Ruins

Breakfast in the Ruins

Illustrator unknown
Author Michael Moorcock
Year 1978 (first published 1972)
Publisher New English Library
ISBN 0-450-04152-2

A STARTLING NOVEL OF INHUMANITY – PAST, PRESENT AND TO COME
‘IF THERE IS A MORAL TO THIS BOOK, IT IS A SIMPLE ONE: THERE ARE NO SIMPLE ANSWERS’

The terror of the Red Republic in nineteenth-century Paris; the atrocity of twentieth-century concentration camps; the uncertainty of the present, and the horrors of the future – these are just a few of Karl Glogauers’s macabre experiences as he is projected through time and space. Alternately victim, aggressor, and bystander, he rides the storm of inhumanity through the ages.

BREAKFAST IN THE RUINS is a shattering novel of cruelty and despair – science fantasy at its best, by an acknowledged master of the art.

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact – May 1999

Analog Science Fiction and Fact – May 1999

Illustrator George Krauter (cover)
Editor Stanley Schmidt
Year 1999
Publisher Penny

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Trapped in Space

Trapped in Space

Illustrator Robert Amundsen
Author Jack Williamson
Year 1968
Publisher Scholastic
ISBN unknown

Astronaut Ben is lost — a million miles from Earth! His last message: “Strange life forms here…we’re under attack…!”

Jeff sets off to rescue him, but soon his own crippled starship is caught in the same eerie web of a monstrous creature from outer space!

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The Road to the Rim/The Hard Way Up

The Road to the Rim/The Hard Way Up

Series John Grimes
Illustrator
Ken Barr
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1981 (first published 1967/1972)
Publisher Ace
ISBN 0-441-73102-3

MEET JOHN GRIMES at the very beginning of a career that will lead him to fame and glory out at the edge of the galaxy, out where the laws of men are nonexistent, and those of nature itself are sometimes tenuous.

Someday Grimes will be a Commodore in the secessionist Rim Worlds Navy, but for now he is merely a very junior Lieutenant in another space navy entirely, that of the Federation. If he keeps his nose clean, one day he can be an Admiral in that Service; all he has to do is follow regulations regardless of the consequences, and obey orders regardless of whether they are right or wrong—and he is determined to do just that.

But being John Grimes, he will find it a more difficult task than he expects—especially when he must turn a blind eye to the piratical acts of the Waldegrenese Navy, or ignore the plight of a beauteous damsel in distress. That’s why, although he doesn’t know it yet, he is already on THE ROAD TO THE RIM.

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Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine – May/June 1972

Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine – May/June1972

Cover Story “The Gods Themselves Conclusion” by Isaac Asimov
Illustrator
Jack Gaughan
Editor Ejler Jakobsson
Year 1972
Publisher UPD/Universal

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Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine – March/April 1972

Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine – March/April 1972

Cover Story “The Gods Themselves Part I” by Isaac Asimov
Illustrator
Jack Gaughan
Editor Ejler Jakobsson
Year 1972
Publisher UPD/Universal

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Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – May 1980

Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – May 1980

Cover “Wolkenheim Fairday
Illustrator
George Barr
Editor George H. Scithers
Editorial Director Isaac Asimov
Year 1980
Publisher Davis
ISSN 0162-2188

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Matilda’s Stepchildren

Matilda's Stepchildren

Series John Grimes
Illustrator
Ken W. Kelly
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1983 (first published 1979)
Publisher DAW
ISBN 0-87997-845-7

John Grimes, owner of the deep space pinnace Little Sister, could not afford to be fussy about whom he carried. But there were compensations, for if his ship had not been chartered to take Fenella Pruin, muckraking reporter, to exclusive New Venusberg he would never have been able to visit that fabulous pleasure planet. Continue reading

The End of the Matter

The End of the Matter

Series Flinx of the Commonwealth
Illustrator
Tim White
Author Alan Dean Foster
Year 1979 (first published 1977)
Publisher New English Library/Ballantine
ISBN 0-450-04304-5

Three entire planets are about to vanish and the Commonwealth’s scientists can do nothing to save
them.

The disappearance of several small spaceships has proven the existence of a vast collapsar, an all-devouring black hole that is carving its way across the Galaxy. To evacuate the three planets in its course would be impossible. To stop such an incomprehensible astronomical force is not even worth contemplating.

There is a slim chance, a remote possibility that the key to survival lies with a strange and seemingly insane creature named Ab that Flinx adopts as his pet. No one knows or understands what Ab is or what powers he has. All Flinx knows is that he is suddenly very important — and with a death sentence on his head, he could soon be very dead.

Following THE TAR-AIYM KRANG and ORPHAN STAR THE END OF THE MATTER is the third book in Alan Dean Foster’s brilliant sequence featuring Flinx of the Commonwealth.

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Commodore at Sea/Spartan Planet

Series John Grimes
Illustrator
Paul Alexander
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1979 (first published 1971/1969)
Publisher Ace
ISBN unknown

KINSOLVING’S PLANET…
on the rim of space, where the very fabric of space and time is stretched almost to bursting, and the boundaries between then and now, between here and there, are so thin as to be almost non-existent. And so John Grimes should hardly have been so surprised to meet…Sherlock Holmes? Lady Chatterley? Tarzan and Jane? A. Bertram Chandler??

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Nor Crystal Tears

Illustrator Michael Whelan
Author Alan Dean Foster
Year 1982
Publisher Del Ray/Ballantine
ISBN 0-345-29141-7

In The Beginning…

Before Man and insectlike Thranx had become allies, when the reptilian AAnn were just occasional raiders of Thranx colony worlds, one young Thranx agricultural expert lived a life of quiet desperation.

A dreamer in a world of sensible, stable beings, Ryo buried himself in his work—reclaiming marshland from a tenacious jungle—until he came across a letter describing a relatives encounter with horrid, two-legged, soft-skinned space-going beasts… Continue reading

Stingray and the Monster

Illustrator Peter Archer
Author John Theydon
Year 1966
Publisher Armada
ISBN unknown

Atlanta is kidnapped! International crooks use her as bait in order to capture Stingray. In a pirated patrol vessel, they take her into the weird and unknown depths of the ocean.

Troy Tempest, Phones and Marina set out on a hazardous rescue attempt in which they meet a truly terrifying monster of the deep. Here is a story with all the excitement of the celebrated TV series. Continue reading

The Wild Ones

Series John Grimes
Illustrator
Ken W. Kelly
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1985
Publisher DAW
ISBN 0-88677-031-9

They called the robomaid “Clockwork Kitty” until she informed them of her right name. She was a triumph of Japan’s far-future robotics industry and she was a present to John Grimes as he set out aboard Sister Sue for a voyage to the planet called New Salem.

New Salem was a colony of blue-nosed religious fanatics and Grimes knew it meant trouble. For in addition to his sexy-looking robot he had Shirl and Darleen aboard, two wild ones of kangaroo ancestry, sure to be problems. And trouble came, not merely from the fire-wielding bigots but from Grimes’ old enemy, Drongo Kane.

It’s the last interplanetary romp of the legendary spaceman known as science-fiction’s own “Captain Hornblower.”

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Norstrilia

Illustrator Gray Morrow
Author Cordwainer Smith
Year 1978 (first published 1975)
Publisher Del Ray/Ballantine
ISBN 0-345-27800-3

ROD McBAN THE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIRST
The Richest Boy in the Galaxy

He passed the test of the Garden of Death, but was still a telepathic cripple—a danger to Norstrilia his enemies claimed, as owner of the guarded planet’s key landholding: the Station of Doom.

The only road to safety, his computer told him, was to become the richest man in the universe… and he did, in one crowded, unbelievable night.

The computer’s logic was faultless… but Man isn’t logical. And now Roderick Frederick Ronald William MacArthur McBan 151st had a galaxy of people—and other beings—out to rob him, to use him… or to kill him!

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Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – September 1980

Cover “Hot Pursuit
Illustrator
Alex Schomburg
Editor George H. Scithers
Editorial Director Isaac Asimov
Year 1980
Publisher Davis
ISSN 0162-2188

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Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – April 1980

Cover “On the Foundations of Science Fiction
Illustrator
Alex Schomburg
Editor George H. Scithers
Editorial Director Isaac Asimov
Year 1980
Publisher Davis
ISSN 0162-2188

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Thousandstar

Series Cluster
Illustrator
Ron Walotsky (uncredited)
Author Piers Anthony
Year 1980
Publisher Avon
ISBN 0-380-75556-4

At the edge of the Milky Way, the treacherous space race for the legacy of the Ancients begins—a race against time, enemy aliens, and black holes. For outlawed hero Heem of Highfalls and beautiful Jessica of Capella, the extraordinary contest is very simple:

THEY CAN WIN…OR THEY CAN DIE. Continue reading