Astounding Stories of Super Science/Volume 01/Number 01

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VOL. I, No. 1
January, 1930
CONTENTS
COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSOLOWSKI

Painted in Water-colors from a Scene in "The Beetle Horde."

EDITORIAL THE EDITOR 7

An Introduction to a New and Unique Magazine.

THE BEETLE HORDE VICTOR ROUSSEAU 8

Only Two Young Explorers Stand in the Way of the Mad Bram's Horrible Revenge—the Releasing of His Trillions of Man-sized Beetles upon an Utterly Defenseless World. (Part One of a Two-part Novel.)

THE CAVE OF HORROR CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK 32

Screaming, the Guardsman Was Jerked Through the Air. An Unearthly Screech Rang Through the Cavern. The Unseen Horror of Mammoth Cave Had Struck Again!

PHANTOMS OF REALITY RAY CUMMINGS 46

Red Sensua's Knife Came up Dripping—and the Two Adventurers Knew that Chaos and Bloody Revolution Had Been Unleashed in that Shadowy Kingdom of the Fourth Dimension. (A Complete Novel.)

THE STOLEN MIND M. L. STALEY 75

What Would You Do, If, Like Quest, You Were Tricked, and Your Very Mind and Will Stolen from Your Body?

COMPENSATION C. V. TENCH 92

Professor Wroxton Had Disappeared—But in the Bottom of the Mysterious Crystal Cage Lay the Diamond from His Ring!

TANKS MURRAY LEINSTER 100

Two Miles of American Front Had Gone Dead. And on Two Lone Infantrymen, Lost in the Menace of the Fog-gas and the Tanks, Depended the Outcome of the War of 1932.

INVISIBLE DEATH ANTHONY PELCHER 118

On Lees' Quick and Clever Action Depended the Life of "Old Perk" Ferguson, the Millionaire Manufacturer Threatened by the Uncanny, Invisible Killer.



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IN THE NEXT ISSUE

Spawn of the Stars

The Story of an Amazing Invasion of the Earth

By CHARLES W. DIFFIN


Creatures of the Light

An Extraordinary Tale of Super-perfect Humanity

By SOPHIE WENZEL ELLIS


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By VICTOR ROUSSEAU

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