Embark on a journey into the realms of scientific marvels with Ray Cummings, one of pulpdom’s foremost science fiction maestros. In this captivating edition, Cummings unfolds the tales of the Scientific Club, an elite group of New York socialites immersed in the extraordinary and the unknown. Penned with masterful skill, these hard-to-find short stories reveal a world where scientific wonders intertwine with the lives of its intriguing characters. Immerse yourself in the uncanny narratives, complete and uncut, as Cummings invites readers to explore the boundless possibilities of fantastic science in this essential collection.
The Argosy Library #149
In the shadows of a 2000s metropolis, detectives Georg Trant and Jac Lombard, the dynamic duo of Ray Cummings’ groundbreaking series, stand as guardians against a wave of futuristic crimes. Transporting readers from the author’s 1930s origins into a dazzling future, where science and crime collide, Cummings’ narrative captures the essence of a world both familiar and fantastically evolved.
As key members of the Shadow Squad in New York’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Trant and Lombard wield cutting-edge tools, reminiscent of their 1930s counterparts yet adapted for the challenges of the 21st century. Entrusted by the Crime Prevention Bureau, their mission transcends typical investigations. From the iconic Shadow Squad Building, they navigate a labyrinth of shadowy alliances and unseen threats, striving to thwart crimes before they unfold. In this riveting blend of detective and science fiction, the duo unravels mysteries with razor-sharp instincts, working as a beacon of justice in a landscape veiled in intrigue.
The Argosy Library #132
Embark on a journey into the imaginative cosmos of “The Girl in the Golden Atom,” a classic novelette by Ray Cummings that captivated readers in 1919. In a future where interplanetary commerce is routine, a myrdoscope reveals a fascinating super-universe beyond the stars. As a lovely girl sleeps, surrounded by dwarfs and a threatening giant, the Gryce family witnesses a timeless scene with a peculiar time-rate. Dr. Gryce’s invention, a vehicle traversing space, time, and size, propels Brett and Martt Gryce into a daring mission to rescue the girl before impending danger strikes. Delve into the original magazine versions of “Explorers Into Infinity” and its sequel, “The Giant World,” uncut and complete from the pages of Weird Tales in 1927 and 1928.
Initially published by The Frank A. Munsey Company, Famous Fantastic Mysteries was dedicated to reprinting the rare science fiction and fantasy stories from the early years of Argosy, The All-Story, and The Cavalier. Famous Fantastic Mysteries is one of the most important and influential science fiction pulps. The first issue contains classic stories by A. Merritt, Manly Wade Wellman, Tod Robbins, Ray Cummings, and Donald Wandrei, among others.
One of pulpdom’s most important science fiction authors—Ray Cummings—penned a long-running series of short stories and novels featuring the so-called Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted tales of fantastic science… or were directly involved in them. This edition collects the first five hard-to-find Scientific Club short stories, complete and uncut.
The Argosy Library #125
This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 10 of The Argosy Library:
- Tarantula Tower: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 4 by Theodore Roscoe
- Henry Plays a Hunch: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 5 by W.C. Tuttle
- King of the Dead: The Saga of Monella, Volume 3 by Frank Aubrey
- Cave of the Blue Scorpion: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 5 by Loring Brent
- The Monster of the Lagoon: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 3 by George F. Worts
- The Fourteen Points by Arthur B. Reeve
- War Dragons: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 4 by W. Wirt
- Shark Trail: The Complete Adventures of Bellow Bill Williams, Volume 3 by Ralph R. Perry
- Minions of the Shadow by William Gray Beyer
- Rats of the Harbor: The Complete Cases of Dirk and Baker by Ray Cummings
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In the far-flung future of 1981, science plays a great part in crime prevention. But Franklin Dirk and Jack Baker of the secret service find that nerves and brains are just as important. Included here are all three stories of Dirk and Baker as they investigate murder, blackmail, and undersea pirates in the commerce of Great New York: “Bandits of the Cylinder,” “The Disappearance of William Roger,” and “Rats of the Harbor.”
This specially-priced set includes all six books in Series 6 of The Dime Detective Library:
- The Complete Cases of the Acme Indemnity Op, Volume 1 by Jan Dana writing as John Lawrence, introduction by John Wooley
- The Complete Cases of Mike Blair by Hank Searls
- The Complete Cases of Bill Brent, Volume 2 by Frederick C. Davis
- The Complete Cases of Val Easton by T.T. Flynn
- The Complete Cases of John Smith, Volume 1 by Wyatt Blassingame
- The Complete Cases of Uncle Tubby by Ray Cummings
Considered the greatest of all detective pulps to only Black Mask, Dime Detective was the home to dozens of classic, quirky series characters, all with an offbeat twist. Get all of Series 6 at a discount!
This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 8 of The Argosy Library:
- Satan’s Vengeance by Carroll John Daly
- The Viper: The Complete Cases of Madame Storey, Volume 2 by Hulbert Footner
- The Sapphire Smile: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 4 by George F. Worts writing as Loring Brent
- The Curse of Capistrano and Other Adventures: The Johnston McCulley Omnibus, Volume 2 by Johnston McCulley
- The Man Who Mastered Time and Other Adventures: The Ray Cummings Omnibus by Ray Cummings
- The Guns of the American: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 2 by W. Wirt
- Trailin’ by Frederick Faust writing as Max Brand
- War Declared! by Theodore Roscoe
- The Return of the Night Wind by Varick Vanardy
- The Fetish Fighters and Other Adventures: The F.V.W. Mason Foreign Legion Stories Omnibus by F.V.W. Mason
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Two early science fiction classics from the heyday of Argosy are reprinted from their original magazine texts. Pioneering the subatomic fiction genre and inspiring a legion of imitators, Ray Cummings followed up his initial science fiction works with two more novel-length stories: “The Fire People” and “The Man Who Mastered Time,” which are considered installments in Cummings’ “Matter, Space, Time” series. Included here are the Virgil Finlay illustrations from “The Man Who Mastered Time’s” subsequent appearance in Fantastic Novels, as well as all of the original illustrations from their first magazine appearances by Roger B. Morrison.
Best known for his groundbreaking science fiction work, author Ray Cummings also dabbled in the detective fiction genre. Writing primary for Popular Publications in the mid-1930s, Cummings was in the right place at the right time to pen a series for Popular’s Detective Tales magazine featuring the rotund, middle-aged investigator Uncle Tubby. Collected for the first time are all ten stories from the series.
One of the most historically significant Twentieth Century science fiction series ever published is at last collected. A pioneer in pulp science fiction, Ray Cummings inspired an entirely-new fiction genre with his influential story originally published in 1919, The Girl in the Golden Atom, which introduced the world to a series of short stories and novels known as his “Matter, Space and Time” range.
This suite of stories featured the Scientific Club: a group of New York-based socialites of revolving membership who either recounted these tales of fantastic science—or were directly involved in these tales which originally appeared in the top magazines of the 1920s: All Story Weekly, Argosy, Detective Story Magazine, Flynn’s, and Science and Invention, among others.
This collection assembles all of the Scientific Club stories, sourced directly from their original magazine appearances… most of which have never before been reprinted. In addition, this deluxe edition includes all of Cummings’ Scientific Club stories which appeared exclusively in the United Kingdom. It also gathers the later Scientific Club stories from a brief revival in the mid-1930s.
No stone has been left unturned for this edition: two hitherto-unknown Scientific Club stories were discovered, and these have been included, along with 26 other stories. And among the many bonus features is a rare, alternate, early version of one of the Scientific Club stories.
Rounded out by vintage illustrations by Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Amos Sewell, Modest Stein, and Lawrence Sterne Stevens, and with an all-new introduction by Will Murray, The Complete Tales of the Scientific Club is a book one hundred years in the making.
Casewrap hardcover edition.
This collection assembles—for the first time—the best adventure stories from the pages of this classic pulp fiction title. Over 600 pages in length and covering adventure, mystery, science fiction, and Foreign Legion stories. Plus: get every story of pulp adventure hero Larry Weston: a forgotten series from the pages of Thrilling Adventures.
Another installment of the classic fantasy title, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, featuring a brand new, never-before published story by Lester Dent, the creator of Doc Savage! Also featuring several stories from the Popular Publications archives.
The classic science fiction epic, restored to its original version from Science and Invention magazine from 1925 and 1926. Includes over 50 original illustrations by science fiction icon Frank R. Paul (the cover artist for Marvel Comics #1) which appeared in the original version.
The complete pulp… reprinted for the first time! This historic first issue included material by Ray Cummings and A.E. Van Vogt but also a comic book section featuring stories by Gardner F. Fox, Joe Kubert and John Giunta.