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MARS CHILD by Cyril Judd 1951 Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine PBO

MARS CHILD by Cyril Judd 1951 Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine PBO

MARS CHILD by Cyril Judd 1951 Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine PBO May June July

American authors Cyril M. Kornbluth and Judith Merril wrote the short science fiction book Outpost Mars, which was published under the pen name Cyril Judd. It began as a three-part serial in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1951 under the title “Mars Child” and was first released by Abelard Press, New York, as Outpost Mars in 1952. In The 1961 reprinting of it was called Sin in Space. 

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The good and the bad:

May 1951. Good+ condition. Previous owner graded the stories lightly in pencil on contents page. Typical page tanning. Nice colorful front cover. Slight ripple along the spine.

June 1951. Good+ condition. No grading on contents page. Slight edge chipping to the back cover. Slight ripple feel to spine.

July 1951. Acceptable condition. The condition is similar to the two other magazines but the front cover is 40% detached along spine.

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Roger Zelazny- Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction March 1965

Roger Zelazny- Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction March 1965

Roger Zelazny- Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction March 1965.

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Good condition. Nice covers and spine. No writing. Book lays flat. Nearly very good condition. A miniscule amount of foxing on contents page, see picture. Page tanning.

The magazine includes a work of science­ fiction, the novella “The Doors of His Face­, the Lamps of His Mouth” written by Roger Ze­lazny. First appearing in this March 1965 issue of The­ Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, it re­ceived the 1966 Ne­bula Award for Best Novelette­. Additionally, it earned a nomination for the 1966 Hugo Award for Be­st Short Fiction. The tale’s complexity contrasts with its concise­, varied sentence­s.

A fresh lite­rary tale, one that captivates with its unconventional approach. The title draws from the­ Book of Job, specifically verses 14 and 19 from chapte­r 41, which depict the mighty Leviathan: “Who can ope­n the doors of his face?” and “Out of his mouth go burning lamps.” These­ Biblical reference­s lend depth and intrigue to the­ storytelling.


PLOT SUMMARY

Venus was the­ setting for this narrative, a time whe­n humanity routinely journeyed among the­ solar system’s diverse plane­ts. Zelazny’s Venus, unlike the­ actual planet, resemble­d Earth with its breathable atmosphere­, vast oceans, and native creature­s. One such inhabitant was the fictional Ichthyform Leviosaurus Le­vianthus, a colossal 300-foot-long marine dweller known as “Ikky,” roaming the­ Venusian seas. Despite­ numerous attempts, capturing Ikky had proven unsuccessful.

Jean Luharich and Carlton Davits are­ the central figures. Luharich is a prospe­rous entreprene­ur and public figure who finances and directs an e­xpedition to capture an Ikky. The ve­ssel they use is calle­d Tensquare, a nuclear-powe­red platform originally designed by a we­althy entreprene­ur who went bankrupt searching for an Ikky. Davits is a seasone­d sailor hired for his experie­nce on previous failed atte­mpts. He had once bee­n in Luharich’s position, a wealthy sportsman who hired Tensquare­ to catch an Ikky until an injury during a disastrous attempt he blames himse­lf for. Years ago, Davits and Luharich had a brief romantic involveme­nt that ended. Both are fie­rce competitors and skilled swimme­rs. Davits agrees to join on the condition he­ remains sober.

Davits was a crew me­mber on a ship whose job was to dive into the­ water and attach an electronic lure­ to a cable. This lure was used to attract and capture­ a mysterious sea creature­ called the Ikky. Howeve­r, Davits had to go very close to the Ikky to se­t up the lure, which was extre­mely dangerous. During one of his dive­s, Davits did manage to safely get back on the­ ship after setting up the lure­. He then helpe­d another crew membe­r named Luharich to successfully capture an Ikky that had be­en attracted by the lure­. But to do this, Luharich had to overcome her own fe­ars – the same fears that had cause­d Davits to fail at capturing the Ikky earlier whe­n he saw the terrifying face­ of the sea creature.

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PUPPET MASTERS Robert A. Heinlein PBO 1951 Galaxy Digest

PUPPET MASTERS Robert A. Heinlein PBO 1951 Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine

PUPPET MASTERS Robert A. Heinlein PBO Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine 1951 September, October, November.

Part’s 1,2,3 of Heinlen’s “Puppet Masters”. 1st Appearance.

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Good condition. The previous owner graded the stories, lightly in pencil, on the contents page of each issue, see pictures. One date stamp to the back cover of the October issue. Otherwise the books are clean with no other writing or stains. Edge chipping and spine wear. Typical page tanning. Please review the pictures.

The Puppet Masters (1951) is a science fiction novel about American secret agents dealing with parasitic invaders from space. The novel was originally published in three serialized issues of Galaxy Science Fiction in September, October and November 1951. The book evokes paranoia, and Heinlein often draws comparisons between the parasites and the communist Russians, which is reminiscent of the Second Red Scare of the 1930s. The author George A. Stubbins described two particularly disturbing scenes from The Puppet Masters: the one in which the President’s private Security Service holds the entire House of Congress at gunpoint and begins searching for traitors, and the one where armed vigilantes patrol the streets, searching for traitors and shooting anyone they think of as such with impunity. Both of these scenes make sense within the science fiction setting of the book, and both of them are extremely disturbing if applied to contemporary American life.

The novel delves into the prevalent topic during that period regarding observations of unidentified flying objects, portraying a scenario where the objects witnessed in the 1950s were perceived as an initial exploration of Earth by extraterrestrial beings, setting the stage for a complete invasion six decades later.

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 1963 “GLORY ROAD” Robert A. Heinlein Magazine Fantasy and Science Fiction 

Robert A. Heinlein 1963 GLORY ROAD Magazine Fantasy and Science Fiction

Robert A. Heinlein 1963 “GLORY ROAD” in The Magazine Fantasy and Science Fiction

Part’s 1,2,3 of Heinlen’s GLORY ROAD story.  

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Buyer will receive the 3 books shown in the pictures. All cover art by EMSH.

Very Good condition. These 3 books came from a well cared for collection. 3 very nice books with beautiful, colorful front covers, nice corners, edges and spines. They appear unread. Two small chips, and one small tear, see closeup pictures. Typical page tanning. I did not notice any writing or staining. Shipped bagged and boarded.

Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction July 1963
Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction August 1963
Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction September 1963

“Glory Road” is a science fantasy novel written by American author Robert A. Heinlein. Let’s dive into the details:

  • Plot Summary:
    • The story follows E.C. “Oscar” Gordon, a retired army officer living a mundane life.
    • Oscar is approached by a beautiful woman named Star, who offers him a job as her champion in a quest to a parallel dimension known as the “Glory Road.”
    • Along with Rufo, her assistant, they embark on a swashbuckling adventure, slaying dragons and other exotic creatures.
    • Before the final quest for the Egg of the Phoenix, Oscar and Star marry.
    • The team faces illusions, optical tricks, and a fearsome foe—the legendary swordsman Cyrano de Bergerac, the guardian of the Egg.
    • Star reveals that she is the Empress of many worlds, and the Egg contains the knowledge and experiences of her predecessors.
    • Despite his newfound prestige, Oscar grows bored and feels out of place in Star’s world. He eventually returns to Earth, bringing great wealth but struggling to readjust.
  • Themes:
    • The novel explores themes of adventure, love, identity, and the quest for purpose.
  • Publication:
    • Originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1963, it was later published as a standalone novel.
    • It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1964.

“Glory Road” combines elements of fantasy, science fiction, and romance, making it a unique and memorable work by Heinlein. 🚀✨

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Toyota Celica 4WD FOLDOUT Pike’s Peak Racecar Engineering 1994

Racecar Engineering 1994 Toyota Celica 4WD ST205 FOLDOUT, Pike's Peak.

Racecar Engineering 1994 Toyota Celica 4WD ST205 foldout, Ferrari 333SP

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Good condition. The foldout of the Toyota Celica is in perfect condition. The magazine is in good condition with a bump to a corner and a few (about 10) crumple page edges, see closeups. The magazine is clean with no stains or writing. Binding is tight. Used magazine.

 Toyota Celica 4WD ST205 FOLDOUT
Racecar Engineering 1994
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L. Ron Hubbard – The End Is Not Yet – August 1947

Astounding Science Fiction August 1947

August 1947 Astounding Science Fiction L. Ron Hubbard part 1 -The End Is Not Yet

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Good condition. Nice front cover with great  color and gloss. No writing in or on the book. Bump crease to front/spine area, see closeup. Small cover and page chipping, see closeups.  Page tanning but pages are still supple. Nice collectible. Shipped bagged and boarded.

 “The End Is Not Yet” is a science fiction story written by L. Ron Hubbard. Here are the details:

  • Plot Summary:
    • The story is set in a dangerous post-atomic world.
    • A conspiracy to provoke a nuclear war between superpowers is opposed by a coalition of nuclear scientists led by Charles Martel and his closest allies.
    • Among these allies are his own son and Le Chat à Faim (the Cat Is Hungry), a writer and adventurer who narrates the story.
  • Themes:
    • The story explores themes of survival, intrigue, and the consequences of nuclear conflict.
  • Author:
    • L. Ron Hubbard was a prolific author known for his contributions to science fiction and later as the founder of Dianetics and Scientology.

While this story is not as well-known as some of Hubbard’s other works, it provides an intriguing glimpse into a post-apocalyptic world and the struggle for peace. 🚀✨

L. Ron Hubbard "The End Is Not Yet"
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October 1950 Astounding Science Fiction L. Ron Hubbard, L. Sprague de Camp

Astounding Science Fiction October 1950

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Good condition. Nice front cover with great  color and gloss. Reading crease, see closeup. Clean, no writing or staining. Chips to the back cover, see closeups. Nice spine, but some age tanning. Page tanning but pages are still supple. Nice collectible. Shipped bagged and boarded.

Let’s explore the contents of the October 1950 issue of Astounding Science Fiction:

  1. Serial:
    • “The Hand of Zei ” by L. Sprague de Camp.
  2. Novelette:
    • “Discontinuity” by Raymond F. Jones.
  3. Short Stories:
    • “Trigger Tide” by Norman Menasco.
    • “The Uncharted Forest” by Frietz Leiber.
  4. Article:
    • “The Analytical Mind” by L. Ron Hubbard.
  5. Cover Art:
    • The cover features an illustration by Cartier.

“The Analytical Mind” is a concept introduced by L. Ron Hubbard in the context of Dianetics. Here’s what it entails:

  1. Analytical Mind:
    • The analytical mind is the part of the human mind that functions consciously and logically.
    • It is responsible for thinking, observing data, remembering information, and solving problems.
    • According to Hubbard, the analytical mind is capable of making distinctions and rational decisions.
  2. Reactive Mind:
    • In contrast, Hubbard identified another part of the mind called the reactive mind.
    • The reactive mind is normally hidden but always conscious.
    • It stores traumatic memories called engrams.
    • When the analytical mind is unconscious, the reactive mind physically records these engrams.
  3. Dianetics:
    • Hubbard’s book “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” delves into these concepts.
    • Dianetics describes counseling techniques (or auditing) aimed at getting rid of engrams and achieving therapeutic benefits.

Remember that Dianetics is considered pseudoscientific and has been criticized by scientists and medical professionals. Despite this, it had commercial success upon its publication and played a significant role in the development of Scientology. 🚀✨

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Porsche Panorama Magazine January 2024 #802 Design Notes 356 906

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Very Good condition. Clean, square book. No writing or staining. Lightly used.

Porsche Panorama January 2024

The January 2024 issue of Porsche Panorama features an exciting array of content related to Porsche cars and design. Let’s dive into the highlights:

  1. U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum: Celebrating Spirit with Style:
    • Explore the design and spirit behind the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.
    • Discover how the actual execution of the museum creates a warm and inclusive experience.
  2. GT1 Strassenversion: Road to Track and Back:
    • Porsche needed a new race car, so they used the Porsche 993 as the starting point.
    • Learn about the transformation from a road car to a track-ready machine.
  3. 88356 Speedster Prototype: Ready for a Fight:
    • This prototype was built for racing.
    • Discover its capabilities and how it could send a driver spinning.
  4. 992 Sport Classic: Moving History Story:
    • Porsche spared no effort in creating the successor to the iconic 997 Sport Classic.
    • Explore the rich history and design elements of this special model.
  5. 906 Carrera 6: An Instant Classic:
    • Even after nearly 60 years, this race car still looks futuristic and dominant.
    • Learn about its impact on motorsport history.
  6. 3568 Carrera Abarth GTL: Powerful, Nimble, and Outstanding:
    • Dive into the world of the Carrera Abarth GTL, a car known for its power and agility.

This issue of Porsche Panorama promises a thrilling ride through Porsche’s legacy and design excellence. 🚗✨