PLANET STORIES. Ed PLANET STORIES. Summer 1949. . Paul L. Payne, No. 3 Volume 4.


New York: Love Romances, 1949. Octavo, single issue, cover by Anderson, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "Queen of the Martian Catacombs" the first Eric John Stark story. Also fiction by Charles Harness, Alfred Coppel, Jr. and others. Unabashedly the magazine was a proponent of "space-opera." In Leigh Brackett's introduction in the anthology THE BEST OF PLANET STORIES (1974) she states "the so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale of our particular niche in history." Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 476-481. Soiling to front cover, mild edge wear, a very good copy. (23868). Item #23868

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