Stanley G. Weinbaum 1902—1935

Stanley G. Weinbaum

Stanley Grauman Weinbaum was an American science fiction writer. His career in science fiction was short but influential. He is best known for the groundbreaking science fiction short story, A Martian Odyssey”, which presented a sympathetic but decidedly non-human alien, Tweel. Even more remarkably, this was his first science fiction story. Isaac Asimov has described this story as “a perfect Campbellian science fiction story, before John W. Campbell. Indeed, Tweel may be the first creature in science fiction to fulfil Campbell’s dictum, ‘write me a creature who thinks as well as a man, or better than a man, but not like a man’.

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A Martian Odyssey (1934)

A four-man crew crash lands on Mars, and Dick Jarvis, who sets out on his own meets Tweel, a sympathetic creature who shows him the ways of the planet. more »


Dawn of Flame (1936)

After a worldwide plague breaks civilization, Joaquin Smith and his sister build an empire up the Mississippi Valley. Who would be brave or foolish more »


Pygmalion's Spectacles (1935)

Dan Burke steps out of a stuffy New York City party hoping to get some air and peace in Central Park, but instead he meets a gnomelike man who asks him, more »


The Black Flame (1948)

Civilization had died screaming in a blaze of nuclear and biological warfare. Gradually, during the Dark Centuries that followed, secrets were more »


The Dark Other (1950)

Pat is a beautiful young woman with many admirers. Nick is a young man with a secret. When his dark side interferes with their burgeoning love, things more »


The New Adam (1939)

The New Adam finds himself not in Eden, but in a crowded world of men and women who look like him but who cannot comprehend his powers or his unique more »


The Point of View (1936)

The, self-aclaimed “great”, Haskel van Manderpootz has been “cheated” out of the coveted Morrell Award and unable to accept of life of modesty and in more »


Valley of Dreams (1934)

‘A pair of lunatics, you two,’ observed Harrison. He squinted through the port at the gray gloom of the Mare Cimmerium. ‘There comes the sun.’ He more »