“The Soma Racks”

Title“The Soma Racks”
Year for Search1947
AuthorsSt. Clair, Margaret [Neeley](1911-95)
Secondary TitleStartling Stories
Volume / Edition15.1
Pagination65-69, 93
Date PublishedMarch 1947
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The first of eight Oona and Jick stories, a couple living in a high-tech future. Humor and satire with all the stories focusing on Oona, a supposedly typical, deferential housewife. In each story, something goes wrong with an aspect of the high-tech future and, in most cases, Oona saves the day without Jick being aware of it. The others are “Super Whost.” Illus. H. W. Kiemle. Startling Stories 15.3 (July 1947): 97-102; “Aleph Sub One.” Uncredited illus. Startling Stories 16.4 (January 1948): 62-69. Rpt. in Science Fiction Yearbook, Number 5 (New York: Popular Library, 1971); and in New Eves: Science Fiction About Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow. Ed. Janrae Frank, Jean Stine, and Forrest J. Ackerman (Stamford, CT: Longmeadow Press, 1994), with an editors’ note on ; “The Dobridust.” Illus. [Vincent] Napoli. Thrilling Wonder Stories 31.3 (February 1948): 41-46; “The Metal Lark.” Illus. H. W. Kiemle. Thrilling Wonder Stories 32.2 (June 1948): 71-77; “The Rotohouse.” Illus. Virgil Finlay. Thrilling Wonder Stories 32.3 (August 1948): 119-; “The Himalaychalet.” Illus. Virgil Finlay. Thrilling Wonder Stories 33.3 (February 1949): 110-14, 155; and “The Neo-Geoduck.” Illus. Virgil Finlay. Thrilling Wonder Stories 34.3 (August 1949): 129-136. Female author.

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Female author (1911-95)

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1947 St. Clair, Margaret [Neeley] (1911-95). “The Soma Racks.” Illus. Leo Morey. Startling Stories 15.1 (March 1947): 65-69, 93. PSt

The first of eight Oona and Jick stories, a couple living in a high-tech future. Humor and satire with all the stories focusing on Oona, a supposedly typical, deferential housewife. In each story, something goes wrong with an aspect of the high-tech future and, in most cases, Oona saves the day without Jick being aware of it. The others are “Super Whost.” Illus. H. W. Kiemle. Startling Stories 15.3 (July 1947): 97-102; “Aleph Sub One.” Uncredited illus. Startling Stories 16.4 (January 1948): 62-69. Rpt. in Science Fiction Yearbook, Number 5 (New York: Popular Library, 1971); and in New Eves: Science Fiction About Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow. Ed. Janrae Frank, Jean Stine, and Forrest J. Ackerman (Stamford, CT: Longmeadow Press, 1994), with an editors’ note on ; “The Dobridust.” Illus. [Vincent] Napoli. Thrilling Wonder Stories 31.3 (February 1948): 41-46; “The Metal Lark.” Illus. H. W. Kiemle. Thrilling Wonder Stories 32.2 (June 1948): 71-77; “The Rotohouse.” Illus. Virgil Finlay. Thrilling Wonder Stories 32.3 (August 1948): 119-; “The Himalaychalet.” Illus. Virgil Finlay. Thrilling Wonder Stories 33.3 (February 1949): 110-14, 155; and “The Neo-Geoduck.” Illus. Virgil Finlay. Thrilling Wonder Stories 34.3 (August 1949): 129-136. Female author.