More Astounding’s arrived in yesterday’s mail

Here’s what was waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday:


That stack contains the Nov/Dec ’39 Astounding’s which include E. E. “Doc” Smith’s “Gray Lensman”; the Feb/Mar ’40 Astounding’s which include Heinlein’s “If This Goes On…” and the first part of Hubbard’s “Final Blackout”; and the May, July, August, November and December 1940 issues of Astounding.

The July, August, October ’39 issues are enroute, as is the January 1940 Astounding and 8 others scattered through the 1940s.

The next issue I need for continuity is the April 1940 issue. But I have some time to look for it at this point. Boy, I can barely sit still. I’ll be on pins and needles until the July ’39 issue arrives.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.