This set contains every issue of Astounding Stories edited by John W. Campbell from 1937 to 1943 (at which point it changed to digest form), 74 issues in all. Included in this set are:
- All of the pulps from September 1937 to December 1942
- All of the bedsheet-sized issues from January 1942 to April 1943
- All of the pulps from May 1943 to October 1943
What hasn’t been written about Astounding Stories, the most important SF publication of all time, and of its most important era? Authors include L. Sprague DeCamp, Jack Williamson, Nat Schachner, Arthur J. Burks, Otto Binder, Eric Frank Russell, John Russell Fearn, E.E. “Doc” Smith, Lester del Rey, Manley Wade Wellman, L. Ron Hubbard (including his very first science fiction work), John W. Campbell, Clifford D. Simak, Ray Cummings, Ross Rocklynne, Malcolm Jameson, Henry Kuttner, Nelson S. Bond, Paul Ernst, Raymond Z. Gallun, A.E. van Vogt, C.L. Moore, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein (including his very first science fiction work), Frederik Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon (including his very first science fiction work), Leigh Brackett (including her very first science fiction work), Harry Bates, Ray Bradbury, Hal Clement, C.L. Moore, George O. Smith, Murray Leinster, and many, many more.
Movies that came from these issues of Astounding Stories include The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Thing, among others.
As for condition, overall this is a nice set. A small handful are G, with the rest rating higher. This is a clean, eminently readable set of one of the most significant fiction magazines ever published.