"Men With Wings"

Title"Men With Wings"
Year for Search1929
AuthorsStone, Leslie F[rancis](1905-91)
Secondary TitleAir Wonder Stories
Volume / Edition1.1
Pagination58-87
Date PublishedJuly 1929
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The first of two stories about winged people in South America that were created by an English scientist and have evolved into a substantial, well-established civilization, conflicts with the outside world, and, finally, acceptance and integration. In comparison to the men, the women are small and weak. The second story is “Women With Wings.” Illus. [Ed] Leonard. Air Wonder Stories 1.11 (May 1930): 984-1003. In it, the political geography of the world has changed substantially, primarily through consolidation, and the world is ruled by the representatives (all men) of the ten most powerful nations. “Color was of no consequence” (986). Universal language (987). Use the sun and radium for energy (988). The issue faced by the culture is that a high percentage of women are dying in childbirth. Contact is made with Venus where an amphibious race has evolved, also with wings, in which the women are dominant, and the men are weak and small. The solution for Earth is interbreeding which is successful.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. without the illus. in Femspec 11.1 (2010): 86-155, with an editor’s note on 86-87.

Illustration

 Illus. [Frank R.] Paul (1884-1953)

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

Female author (1905-91)

Full Text

1929 Stone, Leslie F[rancis] (1905-91). “Men With Wings.” Illus. [Frank R.] Paul (1884-1953). Air Wonder Stories 1.1 (July 1929): 58-87. Rpt. without the illus. in Femspec 11.1 (2010): 86-155, with an editor’s note on 86-87. PSt

The first of two stories about winged people in South America that were created by an English scientist and have evolved into a substantial, well-established civilization, conflicts with the outside world, and, finally, acceptance and integration. In comparison to the men, the women are small and weak. The second story is “Women With Wings.” Illus. [Ed] Leonard. Air Wonder Stories 1.11 (May 1930): 984-1003. In it, the political geography of the world has changed substantially, primarily through consolidation, and the world is ruled by the representatives (all men) of the ten most powerful nations. “Color was of no consequence” (986). Universal language (987). Use the sun and radium for energy (988). The issue faced by the culture is that a high percentage of women are dying in childbirth. Contact is made with Venus where an amphibious race has evolved, also with wings, in which the women are dominant, and the men are weak and small. The solution for Earth is interbreeding which is successful. Female author.