Astounding Stories of Super-Science


March 1930


Hal Salive Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection, University of Otago Library Special Collections. Every effort has been made to trace copyright ownership and to obtain permission for reproduction. If you believe you are the copyright owner of an item on this site, and we have not requested your permission, please contact us at


New York: Clayton Magazines


Salive was relentless in his efforts to acquire any pre-1949 issues of Astounding Stories of Super-Science, first published in January 1930 under the editorship of Harry Bates. This periodical remains the most influential, and longest running continuously published magazine in the history of SF fact and fiction. This issue of March 1930 is Salive’s earliest copy. It contains the classic Wesso cover and ‘Brigands of the Moon’ by Ray Cummings (1887-1957). Cummings, at one stage assistant to Thomas Edison, was one of the founding fathers of SF pulp genre and produced some 750 novels and short stories in his career.


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Editor (Harry Bates), “Astounding Stories of Super-Science,” | OUR Heritage, accessed June 13, 2024,