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Before the Golden Age Volume 1: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s

Isaac Asimov (editor and introduction), Colin Hay (covers), Charles R. Tanner, Clifford D. Simak, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson, Neil R. Jones, P. Schuyler Miller and Sterner St. Paul Meek (Pseudonym: Capt. S. P. Meek)
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Anthology and science fiction
Before the Golden Age (1/3)
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The Man Who Evolved follows three colleagues, Dr. John Pollard, Hugh Dutton, and Arthur Wright (from whose perspective the story is told) and what happens when Dr. Pollard tries to force himself to evolve by means of a concentration of cosmic rays.

The Jameson Satellite follows Professor Jameson, a scientist who, upon death, preserves his body in suspended animation and has his nephew send it on a rocket into orbit around the Earth, using small propulsion engines set up to automatically avoid asteroids, forever circling the Earth. (It sounds boring, but it gets more interesting.)

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Table of Contents:
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  • Introduction

PART ONE: 1920 TO 1930

PART TWO: 1931

  • The Man Who Evolved by Edmond Hamilton
  • The Jameson Satellite by Neil R. Jones
  • Submicroscopic by Capt S. P. Meek
  • Awlo of Ulm by Capt. S. P. Meek
  • Tetrahedra of Space by P. Schuyler Miller
  • The World of the Red Sun by Clifford D. Simak


  • Tumithak of the Corridors by Charles R. Tanner
  • The Moon Era by Jack Williamson

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