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John W. Campbell



Born in New Jersey in 1910, John W. Campbell studied physics at MIT and then Duke University. Although a prolific early pulp writer - he made his first sale while still in his teens and was a recognised name in the genre by the time he was 21 - it was as an editor that he is best remembered. In 1937 he was appointed editor of Astounding Stories (now Analog), and over the next few decades would have an enormous influence on the field. He continued as editor of Astounding until his death in 1971.
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The Incredible Planet

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell

The Incredible Planet is John W. Campbell's sequel to The Mightiest Machine and contains the following:"The Incredible Planet""The Interstellar Search""The Infinite Atom"

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Who Goes There

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell

A group of scientists. An object buried under the ice. A terrifying fight for survival.When a group of scientific researchers, isolated in Antarctica, stumble across an alien spaceship buried in the ice it seems like an incredible opportunity. The alien pilot can just be seen - a shadowy figure frozen just a short depth into the ice. It looks as though he survived the crash only to be flash-frozen on the Antarctic plateau.The team fight the frozen conditions to free the ship from the ice - with disastrous consequences - and rescue the alien. As they transport the corpse, one of their greatest finds, out on the ice back to their camp, several scientists begin to experience extraordinary, vivid and unsettling dreams. They're dismissed as the product of stress and the harsh conditions ... but the nightmare is only beginning.

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The Ultimate Weapon

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell

The star Mira was unpredictably variable. Sometimes it was blazing, brilliant and hot. Other times it was oddly dim, cool, shedding little warmth on its many planets. Gresth Gkae, leader of the Mirans, was seeking a better star, one to which his people could migrate. That star had to be steady, reliable, with a good planetary system. And in his astronomical searching, he found Sol. With hundreds of ships, each larger than whole Terrestrial spaceports, and traveling faster than the speed of light, the Mirans set out to move in to Solar regions and take over. And on Earth there was nothing which would be capable of beating off this incredible armada - until Buck Kendall stumbled upon . . . The Ultimate Weapon . . .

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The Moon is Hell

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell
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The Space Beyond

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell

Three Mind-Jarring Space OperasMarooned:Four giant ships made of the wonder element synthium crash the asteroid belt and brave the cold of Jupiter's moons in mans last reckless dash to adventure.All:The Chinese have brutally conquered the Earth and out of their ruthless tyranny evolves the last great religious war, and the first God of Nuclear Divinity.The Space Beyond:When you wake up 75 billion miles from Earth in a crippled ship hurtling towards a blistering Mega-Sun, with a crew of insane gangsters and a Texan, what you don't need to run into is a galactic war. Or was that their only chance of survival?

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The Planeteers

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell

Here are five adventures in planetary exploration capable of orbit the most Earthbound reader. You will find yourself embroiled in interplanetary riddles as pioneer space rovers Penton and Blake pit their wits against five alien races.Into the fray come an array of otherworld creatures - invisible imps, super-evolved blobs, and an amazing tribe of human chameleons. Watch, for the instance, how the adventures from Earth use their cunning to escape death from the 'spreading shleath' who ooze their unpleasant slime into every crack and crevice of the planet.(First published in 1966)

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The Mightiest Machine

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell

A million light-years from Earth, one solitary spaceship floats through a vast swarm of enemies. The ship was an experimental vessel from Earth that utilised a revolutionary new concept in space mechanics, developed by the near-superman Aarn Munro. The enemy vessels were wholly unknown to Mankind, for the new drive had taken the Terran vessel into an unmapped void, where not even the telescopes of Earth had ever penetrated before...

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Invaders from the Infinite

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell
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Islands of Space

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell

Arcot, Wade, Morey, and their computer, Fuller, put together a ship which will travel faster than light; they gave us what may have been the first space-warp drive. The concept was simple, to make it plausible wasn't - unless you were John W. Campbell.With this out-of-space drive they hightail it among the stars. They locate the fugitive planets of the Black Star, find a frozen cemetery-world of a lost race, then head out for another galaxy and wind up in a knock-down-drag-out interplanetary war!

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The Black Star Passes

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell
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Cloak of Aesir

John W. Campbell
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John W. Campbell