ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. March, 1944. John W. Campbell Jr.
ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. March, 1944
ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. March, 1944

ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. March, 1944

New York: Street & Smith Publications, 1944.

Near fine. Item #50273

Digest Size. 7.5" x 5.5". Vol. 33, No. 1. Cover art by William Timmins. Stories include, "Deadline" by Cleve Cartmill. “He is best remembered in the field for one famous (but untypical) story, “Deadline” (March 1944 Astounding),which described the atomic bomb a year before it was dropped...US Security subsequently descended on Astounding, but was persuaded (truthfully) by John W.Campbell Jr that Cartmill had used for his research only material available in public libraries. Cartmill’s prediction made sf fans enormously proud, and the story was made a prime exhibit in the arguments about prediction in sf.”- SFE. Tiny closed tear to bottom of spine. Usual toning, still supple.

"Cleve Cartmill's "Deadline" provoked astonishment in the lunch table discussions at Los Alamos. It really did describe isotope separation and the bomb itself in detail, and raised as its principal plot pivot the issue the physicists were then debating among themselves: should the Allies use it? To the physicists from many countries clustered in the high mountain strangeness of New Mexico, cut off from their familiar sources of humanist learning, it must have seemed particularly striking that Cartmill described an allied effort, a joint responsibility laid upon many nations."-Edward Teller to Gregory Bentford/ wikipedia.

Price: $225.00

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