Sunday, December 5, 2010

Clare Winger Harris wins third prize in 1920’s Amazing Stories contest with "The Fate of the Poseidonia"

Here’s a beautiful piece of science fiction history showing pioneering female science fiction writer Clare Winger Harris winning third prize in a late 1920’s Amazing Stories contest with her romantic tale “The Fate of the Poseidonia.” Published in the June 1927 issue, the story revolves around a Martian spy named Martell, who helps his home planet steal water from Earth’s oceans in order to save its dying civilization.

Note editor Hugo Gernsback’s remarks!


  1. Hi Paul,
    you can get this pulp here:

  2. Merci beaucoup, Mister Green!