Wonder Down Under: Australian Sci-Fi 1948-52. By Extrapolation. Normally, this book will cost you $5.99, Here you can download thousands of books in PDF file format for free without needing the extra spent money. Click the download button above or alternative link below to download thousands of books in PDF file format.
The virtual banning of American pulp magazines fostered a publishing climate which, for the first time, allowed the Australian publishing industry to flourish. Suddenly local authors and artists found a ready market for their material as publishers clamored for original fiction. One of the first genres exploited was "science fiction"; between 1948 and 1952 Sydney publisher Horwitz produced two series: Scientific Thrillers (43 novelettes) and Thrills Incorporated (23 issues). At a few pennies each, these monthly publications provided armchair entertainment for thousands of Australian readers. Luridly illustrated, hastily written and eagerly consumed, this genre fiction provides contemporary researchers with a glimpse into the anxieties and desires of a bygone era. During World War II the Australian government stopped the importation of all non-essential items. This provided a simple solution to what had been an on-going problem with American pulps and comics. In Federal parliament, Senator Donald Cameron claimed, "Australian writers and printers are being starved" because