[de Camp | L. Sprague] [Ley | Willy]

Astounding Stories Science Fiction Magazine

First Edition Thus



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A complete run of the Astounding Stories science fiction magazine from 1937. Notable contributors include L. Sprague de Camp, Nelson D. Bond, Willy Ley, Eric Frank Russell, and Ross Rocklynne.

Octavo, [twelve volumes], 160pp. Each volume measures 6.5″ x 9.5″. Dates of each publication listed on cover, spine, and copyright page. All volumes in very good condition with hinges intact, light wear to corners, occasional losses to covers and spines. Covers are vibrantly illustrated by Howard V. Brown and Hans Waldemar Wessolowski (Wesso). A unique set, rarely seen covering a full year of publications.

Launched in 1930 by editor John W. Campbell, the Astounding Stories magazine became a pioneering force in the golden age of science fiction, introducing readers to iconic tales and contributing significantly to the genre’s evolution. Under Campbell’s influential editorial guidance, Astounding Stories featured works by renowned authors such as Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clarke, showcasing cutting-edge ideas and fostering a sense of community among science fiction enthusiasts. The magazine’s commitment to hard science and engaging narratives helped solidify its reputation, ultimately setting the standard for quality science fiction literature during its heyday. Astounding Stories played a pivotal role in shaping the genre’s landscape, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to influence science fiction today.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Street & Smith


First Edition Thus

Date Published



Original wraps


Very Good


[de Camp | L. Sprague] [Ley | Willy]


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