These two stories were the basis for the very long-running Buck Rogers comic strips, several children's stories about Buck Rogers' adventures, a radio series, a 1939 movie serial, and two television series. The stories relate how Rogers awoke after spending 500 years in a state of suspended animation in a Pennsylvanian mine. He found that America and most of the world had been conquered and occupied by a Mongollian Han race, and he became part of the war waged an American guerilla army against the Hans that eventually led to taking back America. In the Amazing Stories novellas, Nowlan anticipated the use of widespread automation in industry, massive credit purchasing, television, video conferencing, and cellphones; and military weapons such as light-weight portable missile launchers for destroying aircraft, air-warfare, and air-borne drones for observing and attacking enemy forces.
Sources of this epub consist of the two Nowlan novellas that were published in the August 1928 and March 1929 Amazing Stories magazines. Included in the epub are all the original illustrations and introductions to the stories by the Amazing Stories' editor.
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