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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More Great Adventure Stories

More Great Adventure Stories

Illustrator unknown
Author unknown
Year 1978
Publisher Dean & Son
ISBN unknown

Turtle Island, The Chinese Pirates, Sitting Bull, The Covered Wagons, Magellan and Elcano, The Conquest of the Poles, Robin Hood, The Crusades, Medieval Tournaments, The Flying Dutchman and The Abominable Snowman

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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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There and Back

Illustrator Robin Boutell
Author Magnus Pyke
Year 1978
Publisher Pan
ISBN 0-330-26020-2

‘A SEWAGE WORKS IS SUCH FUN, QUITE APART FROM BEING SUCH A FINE MONUMENT TO SCIENCE…’

The zestful and ebullient Magnus Pyke once again transports us into his colourful world of science-made-easy and discusses the tremendous advantages that technology can give us — if only we control it properly. Already the signs are encouraging: we have set aside areas in our towns to be free of wheeled traffic; we prefer babies to be born out of hospital; and we often say ‘thank you, no’ when science offers a tempting free gift.

Magnus Pyke’s infectious optimism and sparkling originality can only but succeed in making us believe that the world is not such a bad place after all.

‘A non-stop stream of provocative and stimulating ideas’ DAILY EXPRESS Continue reading

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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The KnowHow Book of Detection

Illustrator Colin King
Author Judy Hindley and Donald Rumbelow
Year 1978
Publisher Usborne
ISBN 0-86020-124-4

How to Use This Book (from the inside front cover)

A good detective needs special skills, lots of training—and imagination. In this book there is a mystery story to test your imagination. There are also puzzles to solve and projects to teach you skills, like finding a get away car.

Try some of the puzzles as you read the story. See if you can solve the mystery Shamus faces. Then go back and try the projects. Continue reading