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Codetoad13
06-27-2011, 10:23 PM
I am trying to find all of the Winston Science Fiction novels in ebook format for Kindle.

Anyone know which of them are available. I have
The Year When Stardust Fell
The Secret of the Ninth Planet

I remember these fondly from High School.

Randy

Earthbound by Milton Lesser, cover by Peter Poulton (1952)
Find the Feathered Serpent by Evan Hunter, cover by Henry Sharp (1952)
Five Against Venus by Philip Latham (Robert S. Richardson), cover by Virgil Finlay (1952)
Islands in the Sky by Arthur C. Clarke, cover by Alex Schomburg (1952)
Marooned on Mars by Lester Del Rey, cover by Paul Orban (1952)
Mists of Dawn by Chad Oliver, cover by Alex Schomburg (1952)
Rocket Jockey by Philip St. John (Lester Del Rey), cover by Alex Schomburg (1952)
Son of the Stars by Raymond F. Jones, cover by Alex Schomburg (1952)
Sons of the Ocean Deeps by Bryce Walton, cover by Paul Orban (1952)
Vault of the Ages by Poul Anderson, cover by Paul Orban (1952)
Attack from Atlantis by Lester Del Rey, cover by Kenneth Fagg (1953)
Battle on Mercury by Erik Van Lhin (Lester del Rey), cover by Kenneth Fagg (1953)
Danger: Dinosaurs! by Richard Marsten (Evan Hunter), cover by Alex Schomburg (1953)
Missing Men of Saturn by Philip Latham, cover by Alex Schomburg (1953)
The Mysterious Planet by Kenneth Wright (Lester Del Rey), cover by Alex Schomburg (1953)
Mystery of the Third Mine by Robert W. Lowndes, cover by Kenneth Fagg (1953)
Planet of Light by Raymond F. Jones, cover by Alex Schomburg (1953)
Rocket to Luna by Richard Marsten (Evan Hunter), cover by Alex Schomburg (1953)
The Star Seekers by Milton Lesser, cover by Paul Calle (1953)
Vandals of the Void by Jack Vance, cover by Alex Schomburg (1953)
Rockets to Nowhere by Philip St. John (Lester Del Rey), cover by Alex Schomburg (1954)
The Secret of Saturn's Rings by Donald A. Wollheim, cover by Alex Schomburg (1954)
Step to the Stars by Lester Del Rey, cover by Alex Schomburg (1954)
Trouble on Titan by Alan E. Nourse, cover by Alex Schomburg (1954)
The World at Bay by Paul Capon, cover by Alex Schomburg (1954)
The Ant Men by Eric North, cover by Paul Blaisdell (1955)
Secret of the Martian Moons by Donald A. Wollheim, cover by Alex Schomburg (1955)
The Lost Planet by Paul Dallas, cover by Alex Schomburg (1956)
Mission to the Moon by Lester Del Rey, cover by Alex Schomburg (1956)
Rockets Through Space by Lester Del Rey, cover and illustrated by James Heugh (1957)
Special Companion Book (nonfiction)
The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones, cover by James Heugh (1958)
The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald A. Wollheim, cover by James Heugh (1959)
The Star Conquerors by Ben Bova, cover by Mel Hunter (1959)
Stadium Beyond the Stars by Milton Lesser, cover by Mel Hunter (1960)
Moon of Mutiny by Lester Del Rey, cover by Ed Emshwiller (1961)
Spacemen, Go Home by Milton Lesser, cover by Ed Emshwiller (1961)

gweeks
06-27-2011, 10:45 PM
I am trying to find all of the Winston Science Fiction novels in ebook format for Kindle.

Anyone know which of them are available. I have
The Year When Stardust Fell
The Secret of the Ninth Planet

I remember these fondly from High School.


Those are the only two that Project Gutenberg did. It would be up to the authors or their estates to make the others available. I don't think any of them have.

Greg Weeks

Thunderchild-Pub
12-24-2013, 03:41 AM
I have undertaken a mission to get as many of the Winston books back into print as ebooks as I can. You can see the books I currently have here: http://www.ourworlds.net/thunderchild/
(http://www.ourworlds.net/thunderchild/)

piperclassique
12-24-2013, 03:58 AM
Nice idea, Thunderchild.
Now, to make it even better, please can you show prices on your site, and add a link to other Amazon sites. Flagging up the books not yet available on the index page would be handy, too.
Thank you!

kennyc
12-24-2013, 08:37 AM
I'd never heard of Winston Science Fiction novels.... interesting...

Wonder why the Heinlein juveniles were not part of it...

HarryT
12-24-2013, 09:02 AM
I'd never heard of Winston Science Fiction novels.... interesting...

Wonder why the Heinlein juveniles were not part of it...

Almost all the Heinlein Juveniles are available from Baen. The only one that's not is, I believe, the first one, "Rocket Ship Galileo".

kennyc
12-24-2013, 09:10 AM
Yes, but that's not what I was saying or asking. Apparently this series was triggered by the Heinlein Juveniles and were all published under the Winston imprint, but did not include any of the Heinlein's. I suppose it was a rights/publisher thing.

HarryT
12-24-2013, 09:25 AM
Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding. Yes, I'm sure it was a rights thing.

Having said, BTW, that "Rocket Ship Galileo" was the only Heinlein Juvenile not available as an eBook, I've looked on Amazon and discovered that it was released on 10th Dec, so my collection is now complete :). This has been a worthwhile thread!

kennyc
12-24-2013, 09:41 AM
I have the 'boxed paperback set' of both the Heinlein and Asimov juveniles. :)

I should probably get the ebooks that are available...

Congrats on snagging that last one!

Just checked here and doesn't look like it has been released yet as an ebook in U.S. :(

Ralph Sir Edward
12-24-2013, 10:03 AM
Yes, but that's not what I was saying or asking. Apparently this series was triggered by the Heinlein Juveniles and were all published under the Winston imprint, but did not include any of the Heinlein's. I suppose it was a rights/publisher thing.

The answer is that Heinlein had a publishing deal with Scribner's. Winston was done by a different publisher, based upon the success of the Heinlein Scribner's deal. (Heinlein was on a option contract, every accepted book gave Scribner's the option on his next juvenile book.)

Ralph Sir Edward
12-24-2013, 10:07 AM
Vandals Of The Void is available on Jack Vance's website (Splatterlight press)

HarryT
12-24-2013, 10:18 AM
Congrats on snagging that last one!

Just checked here and doesn't look like it has been released yet as an ebook in U.S. :(

Interestingly, it seems to have been published directly with Amazon by the Spectrum Literary Agency, Heinlein's literary estate managers. ie it's not going through a traditional publisher.

gbm
12-24-2013, 11:25 AM
Interestingly, it seems to have been published directly with Amazon by the Spectrum Literary Agency, Heinlein's literary estate managers. ie it's not going through a traditional publisher.

Spectrum is doing that a lot--ie back-list--with most of their clients. Link to their Authors (http://www.spectrumliteraryagency.com/authors.htm) pages.

bernie

HarryT
12-24-2013, 11:30 AM
Thanks for the link - that's interesting to know.

poohbear_nc
12-24-2013, 08:38 PM
Yes - thanks for that link - reading the list of authors & estates is breath-taking - a real walk down memory lane back to my days at the bookmobile reading my way through each author's works.

DISA
12-25-2013, 09:31 AM
When?

kennyc
12-25-2013, 09:33 AM
I've come by most of these (The Winston Set) in various places around the internet, some perhaps not entirely legitimate, and have converted the epubs to mobis and vice versa. Does sharing these on a one to one level pose a copyright issue?

Legally yes. Practically, probably not...

HarryT
12-25-2013, 09:36 AM
It most assuredly does, unless you have the permission of the copyright holder to redistribute them. All of these books are protected by copyright.

gbm
12-25-2013, 11:48 AM
Yes - thanks for that link - reading the list of authors & estates is breath-taking - a real walk down memory lane back to my days at the bookmobile reading my way through each author's works.

Here are two more links that you might like.
JABberwocky Clients (http://awfulagent.com/jabclients) link to their authors.

JABberwocky ebooks (http://awfulagent.com/ebooks) links to their clients with ebooks and then links to the ebook stores with the ebooks.

bernie

poohbear_nc
12-25-2013, 01:00 PM
Here are two more links that you might like.
JABberwocky Clients (http://awfulagent.com/jabclients) link to their authors.

JABberwocky ebooks (http://awfulagent.com/ebooks) links to their clients with ebooks and then links to the ebook stores with the ebooks.

bernie

:thanks: These are great links - with even more of my old 'friends' ... :)

Thunderchild-Pub
12-27-2013, 02:29 PM
Nice idea, Thunderchild.
Now, to make it even better, please can you show prices on your site, and add a link to other Amazon sites. Flagging up the books not yet available on the index page would be handy, too.
Thank you!

My page has links to the Amazon and B&N pages where the books are for sale and the prices are listed there. Not sure what you mean by flagging the books that are not yet available. Available from whom>

piperclassique
12-27-2013, 02:57 PM
OK, I am picky. But the price only shows once I click through, and some books are not yet available, but there is no way of knowing that before I click on the cover.

HarryT
12-29-2013, 10:41 AM
My page has links to the Amazon and B&N pages where the books are for sale and the prices are listed there.

Not everyone buys from amazon.com. Can you add links to the other Amazon sites, such as amazon.co.uk, please?

Thunderchild-Pub
01-03-2014, 02:55 AM
OK, I am picky. But the price only shows once I click through, and some books are not yet available, but there is no way of knowing that before I click on the cover.

Those books should be available within the next couple of days. I am just waiting to get the signed contracts back from the copyright holders and they have been delayed because of the holidays. I expect them anytime now. As soon as I have the contracts in hand, the books will immediately be published to Amazon and B&N.

Thunderchild-Pub
01-03-2014, 03:02 AM
Not everyone buys from amazon.com. Can you add links to the other Amazon sites, such as amazon.co.uk, please?

Adding links to every country where the books are for sale would make my website unmanageble. The books that are available in the UK, for example, can be found simply by searching for "Winston Science Fiction" on the amazon.co.uk site. Note that I don't have worldwide rights for all the books so some of them are only available from amazon.com.

HarryT
01-03-2014, 04:38 AM
The books that are available in the UK, for example, can be found simply by searching for "Winston Science Fiction" on the amazon.co.uk site.

Thanks for the advice. Doing that returns only 4 books, all by Milton Lesser. Is that the result you'd expect?

Thunderchild-Pub
01-10-2014, 03:24 AM
Thanks for the advice. Doing that returns only 4 books, all by Milton Lesser. Is that the result you'd expect?

You should have gotten "Mystery of the Third Mine" by Robert Lowndes, also (I did just now). And tomorrow there should be three more by Evan Hunter (Find the Feathered Serpent, Danger: Dinosaurs! and Rocket to Luna). They were uploaded yesterday and are making their way through Amazon's approval process. But those are the only ones for which I had worldwide rights. However, I am looking for reviewers. If you are willing to write reviews on Amazon, B&N and Goodreads, I will send you reviewer copies. Please contact me through my website: http://www.ourworlds.net/thunderchild/