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Armchair fiction presents extra large editions of the best in classic science fiction novels and short stories, complete with original illustrations. Here’s A terrific outer space adventure by Nat Schachner and Arthur Leo Zagat, “Exiles of the Moon,” To live they had to race to the moon! It was Earth in the distant future, and there were two types of people: The Aristocrats and the Workers. The wealthy, naturally, had all the power and enjoyed the benefits thereof; while the poor were the “Workers,” the countless millions who labored and toiled to the beck and call of their wealthy masters—essentially one step away from slavery…even death. But when one rebellious Worker, Gary Parker, dared to love a woman of the aristocracy, he found himself banished to an island filled with countless other deportees. Soon after, Parker and his outcast companions discovered the horrifying truth—a grisly radioactive death was speedily approaching. So an incredible plot was hatched, a plot that involved a stolen spaceship and a daring trip to the moon! The only question was, could they pull it off? And in the end could Gary Parker pave the way to social equality for all those on Earth? The question seemed in doubt until a fantastic secret weapon fell into their hands. Illustrated by Frank R. Paul.
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The trail of vanished space ships leads Grant Pemberton to a marvelous lake of fire.… Secret Agent Grant Pemberton embarks on the starliner Athena to investigate the disappearance of several spaceships. But the Athena is attacked by pirates, leaving Grant and a strange girl as the lone survivors. This classic interplanetary science fiction short story by Nat Schachner first appeared in Astounding Stories in May 1932. Nat Schachner, who quietly dominated the cast of authors who wrote for Astounding Stories and Terror Tales back in the 1930’s. Even today these stories have the power to fascinate and mesmerize.
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How long was it since they had started out on the first flight that man had taken into outer space-he and those stanch comrades? Five years? God! Had it been so long? Yet here he was, back on Earth again, the kindly, blessed Earth their eyes had clung to when they were fighting desperately for their lives against the protoplasmic things that inhabited Ganymede. There was a tap on Hilary's shoulder, light, electric, yet strangely heavy in its implications. Hilary turned his head sharply, saw the landscape blotted out by a huge overshadowing bulk. Five years in a hostile universe had made him cautious. He pivoted on his heels and rose in a single flowing motion, stellite blade ready for instant action.
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Armchair Fiction presents extra-large editions of classic science fiction double novels with original illustrations. The first novel is a true classic from the golden age of science fiction, by Nathan Schachner and Arthur Zagat. Time travel is one of the oldest plot devices in the history of science fiction and certainly one of the most beloved. Imagine yourself suddenly hurled through the channels of time and landing in the year 20,000 A. D. Into a world of which we know nothing and one that even those with the most fantastic imaginations could not begin to picture accurately. Provided we don’t destroy ourselves first, it is safe to assume that in 18,000 years the Earth will have changed so enormously, so completely, that it will be virtually unrecognizable—filled with astonishing wonders of science and incalculable social change, not all of which will be necessarily for the best. So here is the remarkable tale of a simple country man who, by the mere act of walking into a grove of trees, found himself thrown thousands of years into the future—a future filled with strange creatures, revolution, and fantastic perils. The second novel is “Druid Moon” aka “Onslaught of the Druid Girls” written by the legendary science fiction writer, Ray Cummings. The newspapers were merciless. It had all started because of the strange sense of humor of a conscienceless reporter, and it had soon become the laugh of the whole nation. “Astronomer Moonstruck!” ran the headlines. “Sees Double!” For days the nation laughed at a poor old scientist in Wisconsin. Why? Because this scientist, old Grandfather Blaine, claimed to have discovered a new moon, a second satellite of Earth, out beyond the orbit of Luna, some 440,000 miles away. No other astronomers would support his theory. None had observed it. Not even Grandfather Blaine had seen it. But he was able prove its existence to his own satisfaction. He called this new moon Zonara. And when his grandson, Lee Blaine, reached this mysterious world, he found a tangle of mystery, including a lovely young woman in dire, mysterious danger from an unspeakable danger.
Schachner graduated from the City College of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1915. He also obtained his doctorate from New York University in 1919.
Schachner began his career as a chemist at the Department of Health in New York in 1915. He was called to New York Bar in 1919 and was in law practice till 1933.
During that time he started writing science fiction by collaborating with Leo Zagat. During the next twelve years Schachner—writing as Nat Schachner or under the pseudonyms Chan Corbett and Walter Glamis—published more than fifty tales in such periodicals as Wonder Stories Quarterly and the similar Amazing and Astounding.
Since 1945, Schachner worked as a consultant for American Jewish Committee, and in 1954, he became a director of public relations for National Council of Jewish Women, where he worked till his death in 1955.
Schachner also served in the US military during World War I, in the Chemical Warfare Service, Gas and Flame Division.
(How long was it since they had started out on the first f...)1932
(Armchair fiction presents extra large editions of the bes...)1931
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(The trail of vanished space ships leads Grant Pemberton t...)1932
Schachner was a member and a president of the American Rocket Society.
Schachner was married to Helen Lichtenstein. They got married in 1919. The marriage produced one daughter.