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    August 1928 Amazing Stories Pulp Magazine. (New York: Experimenter Publishing Co., 1928), 95 pages, illustrated wrappers, 8.5" x 11.75". Cover illustration by Frank Paul. Amazing Stories was the pioneering pulp magazine of the science fiction genre. The founding editor and early guiding force for the magazine was Hugo Gernsback, an author and editor who helped popularize science fiction in the United States by starting Amazing Stories in 1926. It was the very first magazine devoted exclusively to the publication of science fiction. Gernsback is honored anew each year when the World Science Fiction Society hands out their Hugo Awards, named for him. The issue presented here contains material from some science fiction legends, namely H.G. Wells and E.E. "Doc" Smith, who serialized his novel The Skylark in Space (actually co-written with a neighbor) beginning in this very issue of Amazing. Most notable about this issue of Amazing Stories is that it contains the VERY FIRST appearance of Buck Rogers in any medium. Philip Francis Nowlan introduced Buck Rogers to the world in his story "Armageddon-2419 A.D.", first published here. The issue is in very good condition, especially as compared to the usual condition of pulp magazines of this period. The cover shows some rubbing, a previous owner's initials in pencil, a miniscule chip at top right, and a few minor folds at the bottom right. The back few pages, including the back cover, have a very small tear about halfway up the page on the left. Spine shows a small crack on back cover. The interior text is faintly age-toned around the edges, but in remarkably clean condition otherwise. This is a rare find for issues of Amazing Stories of this vintage. From the Ventura Collection.

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