When John W. Campbell decided to write in a new style, a style different from the bombastic space opera which filled the SF magazines, he adopted a pen name, Don A, Stuart, to distinguish his work. From the first Don A. Stuart story, Twilight, Stuart was hailed as a major new talent in the field. With one exception, they were all published in Astounding Stories. Also included are two articles by Campbell (writing as Stuart), neither of which have ever appeared before in book form.
NESFA Press is publishing all of John W. Campbell's Don A Stuart stories in a single volume.
|The Man Who Lost the Sea||2002||introduction||by Barry N. Malzberg|
|Twilight||Nov 1934||short story|
|Atomic Power||Dec 1934||short story|
|The Machine||Feb 1935||short story||Machine series #1|
|The Invaders||Jun 1935||novelette||Machine series #2|
|Rebellion||Jul 1935||short story||Machine series #3|
|Blindness||Mar 1935||short story|
|The Escape||May 1935||novelette|
|Elimination||May 1936||short story|
|Frictional Losses||Jul 1936||novelette|
|Out of Night||Oct 1937||novelette||Aesir series #1|
|Cloak of Aesir||Mar 1939||novelette||Aesir series #2|
|Dead Knowledge||Jan 1938||novelette|
|Who Goes There?||Aug 1938||novelette|
|The Elder Gods||Oct 1939||novella||Appeared in Unknown|
|Strange Worlds||Apr 1939||article||Appeared in Unknown|
|Wouldst Write, Wee One?||Feb 1940||article||Appeared in Scienti-Snaps|
John W. Campbell, Jr.
John Wood Campbell, Jr. was born in 1910 and graduated from Duke University in 1932. "When the Atoms Failed," his first published story, appeared in Amazing Stories in January 1930. During the 1930s, he became the chief rival of Doc Smith in writing super-science stories. His career took a different track with the publication of "Twilight," an introspective, atmospheric story, in 1934.
In 1937, he became the editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later Analog), a post he held until his death in 1971. In this position, he changed the face of science fiction, fostering writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt, and L. Sprague de Camp. After he became an editor, Campbell effectively stopped writing, writing only a handful of stories between 1937 and 1971.
Bob Eggleton is a science fiction, fantasy and landscape artist. Winner of 7 Hugo Awards and 11 Chesley Awards, his art can be seen on the covers of magazines and books. He is a Fellow of The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA), and has created artwork for the covers of several other NESFA Press books.