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Contents: Invention and Imagination - essay by John W. Campbell, Jr. [as by The Editor ] The Luck of Ignatz - novelette by Lester del Rey The Analytical Laboratory: June 1939 (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor In Times to Come (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor Heavy Planet - shortstory by Milton A. Rothman [as by Lee Gregor ], artwork by Koll General S Contents: Invention and Imagination - essay by John W. Campbell, Jr. [as by The Editor ] The Luck of Ignatz - novelette by Lester del Rey The Analytical Laboratory: June 1939 (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor In Times to Come (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor Heavy Planet - shortstory by Milton A. Rothman [as by Lee Gregor ], artwork by Koll General Swamp, C.I.C. (Part 1 of 2) - serial by L. Ron Hubbard [as by Frederick Engelhardt], with artwork by Isip Isotope 235 - essay by John W. Campbell, Jr. [as by Arthur McCann ] Space War - essay by Willy Ley Life-Line - shortstory by Robert A. Heinlein, with artwork by Isip Brass Tacks and Science Discussions (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor Stowaway - shortstory by Nelson S. Bond, with artwork by Cartier There's Just as Good Fish— - essay by L. Sprague de Camp The Blue Giraffe - novelette by L. Sprague de Camp, with artwork by Koll An Ultimatum from Mars - shortstory by Ray Cummings, with artwork by H. W. Wesso [as by Wesso ] Pleasure Trove - novelette by P. Schuyler Miller, with artwork by Koll


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Contents: Invention and Imagination - essay by John W. Campbell, Jr. [as by The Editor ] The Luck of Ignatz - novelette by Lester del Rey The Analytical Laboratory: June 1939 (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor In Times to Come (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor Heavy Planet - shortstory by Milton A. Rothman [as by Lee Gregor ], artwork by Koll General S Contents: Invention and Imagination - essay by John W. Campbell, Jr. [as by The Editor ] The Luck of Ignatz - novelette by Lester del Rey The Analytical Laboratory: June 1939 (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor In Times to Come (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor Heavy Planet - shortstory by Milton A. Rothman [as by Lee Gregor ], artwork by Koll General Swamp, C.I.C. (Part 1 of 2) - serial by L. Ron Hubbard [as by Frederick Engelhardt], with artwork by Isip Isotope 235 - essay by John W. Campbell, Jr. [as by Arthur McCann ] Space War - essay by Willy Ley Life-Line - shortstory by Robert A. Heinlein, with artwork by Isip Brass Tacks and Science Discussions (Astounding, August 1939) - essay by The Editor Stowaway - shortstory by Nelson S. Bond, with artwork by Cartier There's Just as Good Fish— - essay by L. Sprague de Camp The Blue Giraffe - novelette by L. Sprague de Camp, with artwork by Koll An Ultimatum from Mars - shortstory by Ray Cummings, with artwork by H. W. Wesso [as by Wesso ] Pleasure Trove - novelette by P. Schuyler Miller, with artwork by Koll

34 review for Astounding Science Fiction, August 1939

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lyn

    Life Line is a short work written by a 32-year-old new writer, in fact, Heinlein’s very first published story. In writing this fantastic truism, I think that there was a time when an unknown songwriter sketched the words: Love, love me do You know I love you I'll always be true So please, love me do Whoa, love me do And some record producer thought about it, looked at the young face before him, and made history. In the present case, Astounding editor John W. Campbell made this discovery and decision i Life Line is a short work written by a 32-year-old new writer, in fact, Heinlein’s very first published story. In writing this fantastic truism, I think that there was a time when an unknown songwriter sketched the words: Love, love me do You know I love you I'll always be true So please, love me do Whoa, love me do And some record producer thought about it, looked at the young face before him, and made history. In the present case, Astounding editor John W. Campbell made this discovery and decision in the summer of 1939 with an unknown 32 year old Navy veteran and first time writer, someone named Robert Anson Heinlein. Dr. Pinero’s life and death predicting machine had far ranging consequences for his clients, for the life insurance industry, and ultimately for himself. Pinero created a machine that could trace the echoes of a person’s life, look far ahead into the pink worm of a human’s existence and see where the line would end. In summary: he could predict the moment of someone’s death. But this caused problems, if a man knows when he will die, he won’t but life insurance, he won’t plan ahead for an uncertain future, but rather will live his allotted time in forewarned bliss. Pinero tests his device to try for errors, but to no avail, he has used the machine himself and knows the difficult truth. A fine SF story, this is even more memorable because we can trace backwards along the line and know this is where it all begins.

  2. 4 out of 5

    César Bustíos

    "In simple language I have invented a technique to tell how long a man will live. I can give you advance billing of the Angel of Death. I can tell you when the Black Camel will kneel at your door. In five minutes time with my apparatus I can tell any of you how many grains of sand are still left in your hourglass." How exciting! This was Heinlein's first story, the very beginning of the Grand Master prolific career. Dr. Pinero builds a chronovitameter, a machine that can predict the exact time of "In simple language I have invented a technique to tell how long a man will live. I can give you advance billing of the Angel of Death. I can tell you when the Black Camel will kneel at your door. In five minutes time with my apparatus I can tell any of you how many grains of sand are still left in your hourglass." How exciting! This was Heinlein's first story, the very beginning of the Grand Master prolific career. Dr. Pinero builds a chronovitameter, a machine that can predict the exact time of death from one person's life line. What would you think are the consequences of that kind of technology? See for yourself. Great story.

  3. 4 out of 5

    M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews

    This was Heinlein's first published short story, and as they say, the rest is history. This was written in the 1930's, and is a short story following Doctor Hugo Pinero and his invention which can predict how long a human will live using what is a sort of 'feeler' along one person's life line, which made me think of like an echo/message sent through time travel. Heinlein doesn't describe that in these exact words, but for the times, this really was an inventive and creative story, and the rest o This was Heinlein's first published short story, and as they say, the rest is history. This was written in the 1930's, and is a short story following Doctor Hugo Pinero and his invention which can predict how long a human will live using what is a sort of 'feeler' along one person's life line, which made me think of like an echo/message sent through time travel. Heinlein doesn't describe that in these exact words, but for the times, this really was an inventive and creative story, and the rest of the stories in the Future History collection are definitely worth checking out.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    My full review can be found here: http://www.jamierubin.net/2011/01/30/... My full review can be found here: http://www.jamierubin.net/2011/01/30/...

  5. 5 out of 5

    William Wagoner

  6. 4 out of 5

    Hilliary

  7. 5 out of 5

    Chip Follett

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael Lloyd-Billington

  9. 5 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Yoak

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ian

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bon Son

  13. 4 out of 5

    WaterProof

  14. 4 out of 5

    Forbidden Golden

  15. 5 out of 5

    De Jan

  16. 4 out of 5

    David Rauschenbach

  17. 5 out of 5

    Brett

  18. 4 out of 5

    Joshua

  19. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

  20. 4 out of 5

    Raymond

  21. 5 out of 5

    Teri

  22. 4 out of 5

    John

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dee Martin

  25. 5 out of 5

    Brian Enters

  26. 5 out of 5

    Michael L.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Darlene

  28. 5 out of 5

    Carl Floyd

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cyberpunk

  30. 5 out of 5

    David Whovian

  31. 4 out of 5

    Mark Gaulton

  32. 4 out of 5

    DP

  33. 5 out of 5

    Louis

  34. 5 out of 5

    Yv

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