Vintage Science Fiction Pulp
Deal Me In Challenge: 10♣️
Date Finished: December 30, 2018
The Fiction House science fiction pulp Planet Stories featured more action-oriented space opera stories than did some of the more artistic or experimental magazines. Leigh Brackett, one of their star authors, had a story in this issue, as did one with whom I was not familiar, Albert DePina, who is also mentioned in a cover blurb. Robert Wilson’s “Vandals of the Void” was another entertaining novelet in this issue.
The 10 of clubs selection, “Double Trouble” by Carl Jacobi, features Grannie Annie, science fiction writer in the future, who goes to various planets to do research for her stories, but stumbles across a real mystery amid competing mines on a moon of Jupiter. This seems to have been a continuing series, but here features her narrator assistant more than the quirky woman herself.