The Challenge from Beyond

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Fantasy Magazine, 1935

'The Challenge from Beyond' was a special "round robin" collaborative-fiction project published by 'Fantasy Magazine' in 1935. It was a reprise of the basic concept behind their collaborative serial science-fiction novel 'Cosmos' from 1933-1934/5. This time they commissioned 2 different stories; 1 science fiction, 1 fantasy. Both were published under the same title. The resulting stories were both much shorter than 'Cosmos', were not sectioned into independent chapters, and were not serialised; appearing in a single edition of the magazine. A total of 10 authors participated in the project; 5 on each story.

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Works published in 1935 would have had to renew their copyright in either 1962 or 1963, i.e. at least 27 years after it was first published / registered but not later than 31 December(31 December) in the 28th year. As it was not renewed, it entered the public domain on 1 January 1964(1 January 1964).