Thursday, April 7, 2016

F = FAMOUS FANASTIC MYSTERIES & CAPTAIN FUTURE

          PULP FICTION 
                          late 1800’s – mid 1950’s






Captain Future is a science fiction hero – a space-traveling scientist and adventurer – originally published in a namesake pulp magazine from 1940 to 1951. The character was created by editor Mort Weisinger  and principally authored by Edmond Hamilton. Wikipedia














There have subsequently been a number of adaptations and derivative works, most significantly a 1978-79 anime adaptation, which was dubbed into several languages and proved very popular, particularly in French, German and  
                       Arabic. Wikipedia
















Famous Fantastic Mysteries is an American science fiction and fantasy pulp fiction magazine  published from 1939 to 1953. It was launched by the Munsey Company as a way to reprint the many science fiction and fantasy stories which had appeared over the preceding decades in the Munsey magazines, such as Argosy.  The first issue was dated September/October 1939; the magazine was immediately successful, and less than a year later a companion magazine, Fantastic Novels was launched  was launched.  Wikipedia




Look whose story is in here.  H.G. Wells,
The Island of Dr. Moreau
















And H.G. Wells here too, 
The War Of The Worlds 




                                








And Jack London has a story in here.
The Scarlet Plague 



The Scarlet Plague is a post-apocalyptic fiction novel written by Jack London and originally published in London Magazine in 1912. Wikipedia




   
                                               






And this one is just plain FFFFUNNY!














Always,
Em-Musing





5 comments:

Adam said...

I thought that was War of the Worlds, the text is small on the cover. The movie with Tom Cruise could have used an attractive blonde woman wearing nothing more than a towel looking dress

Brandy said...

These are some pretty interesting finds. Way outside my regular reading choices, but I'm always intrigued by older literature. I might try to get my hands on some of these!
Stopping by from A to Z!
Brandy from Be Kind 366

i b arora said...

we have pulp fiction in every language in India, but it does serve a purpose, cheap books and it was not cheap literature all the time.

Nilanjana Bose said...

It's way too cool to see H G Wells classified as pulp fiction!

Nilanjana
Madly-in-Verse

Misha Gericke said...

Love the covers. So vivid. ^_^