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Thrilling Wonder stories


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Wonder Stories was a science fiction pulp magazine which published 66 issues between 1930 and 1936, edited by Hugo Gernsback. In 1936, Wonder Stories was sold to Thrilling Publications. To match with their other pulps (e.g. Thrilling Western, Thrilling Detective) the title was changed to Thrilling Wonder Stories. A further 112 issues were published with varying frequency, closing in 1955. Thrilling Wonder Stories was standard pulp size and took a junior slant. However it was to publish many major figures, including Arthur C. Clarke, L. Sprague de Camp, Robert A. Heinlein and Theodore Sturgeon. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia).

A few issues of the magazine were published in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Some of those magazines used Jack's art on the cover, and I have collected all except one issue from New Zealand; images are available below. NASA analyzed one of the cover illustrations on their website, and I have linked to a copy of that also.

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US Issue Vol.41 No.3, February 1953.
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US Issue Vol.42 No.1, April 53.
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US Issue Vol.42 No.3, August 1953.
UK Issue #101, October 1953.

Australian Issue #101, 1953.
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US Issue Vol.43 No.2, Winter 1954.
UK Issue #103, April 1954.

Australian Issue #103, 1954.
New Zealand Issue #103, 1954.
NASA analysis of this illustration
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US Issue Vol.44 No.1, Summer 1954.
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US Issue Vol.44 No.2, Fall 1954.
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