Super Science Stories was an American pulp science fiction magazine
published by Popular Publications. Frederik Pohl (pictured) did most of
the editing from 1940 to 1943, and the title was revived from 1949 to
1951 with Ejler Jakobsson as editor. Popular gave Pohl a very low
budget, and he wrote many of the stories himself. Most of the submitted
manuscripts had already been rejected by other magazines, but he was
able to acquire stories for the early issues from the Futurians, a group
of young science fiction fans and aspiring writers. Super Science
Stories was an initial success, and Pohl managed to obtain stories by
writers who later became well known, such as Isaac Asimov and Robert
Heinlein. When Jakobsson took over, he ran many reprinted stories.
Although the magazine was never regarded as one of the leading titles of
the genre, science fiction historian Raymond Thompson describes it as
"one of the most interesting magazines to appear during the 1940s".
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Science_Stories>
Today's selected anniversaries:
In Angola, New York, the last coach of a Lake Shore Railway
train derailed, plunged 40 feet (12 m) down a gully, and caught fire,
resulting in approximately 49 deaths.
Second World War: The Luftwaffe won a victory over the Royal
Air Force in the Battle of the Heligoland Bight, greatly influencing
both sides' future aerial warfare strategy.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the sixth James Bond film and
the only one to star George Lazenby as James Bond, premiered at the
Odeon Leicester Square in London.
The Copenhagen Summit on climate change (participants pictured)
ended with the drafting of the non-binding Copenhagen Accord.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (astronomy, historical) The outermost celestial sphere of the heavens
in Ptolemaic astronomy, which was believed to cause all the inner
spheres to rotate.
2. (chiefly philosophy, theology) The prime mover or first cause (“an
initial cause from which all other causes and effects follow”).
3. (by extension) The person or thing that is the main impetus for some
action; a driving force.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
You'll never know until you try it You don't have to keep it
quiet And I know it makes you nervous But I promise you, it's worth it
To show 'em everything you kept inside Don't hide, don't hide Too shy
to say, but I hope you stay Don't hide away Come out and play.
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