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Q: What is UNZ.org?

A: The UNZ.org website is intended to provide convenient access to a large quantity of high-quality content material, mostly published over the last 150 years in America and England, including both articles and books, encompassing over one million readable items and titles of another million items not readable due to copyright. Much of this material has never previously been available anywhere on the Internet and should be useful for researchers and intellectual historians.

Q: Why do you include non-readable articles and books?

A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

Q: The website seems very different than when I previously visited. What's the story?

A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

Q: How do I find a given author or publication?

A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

Q: How do I find a given article or book?

A: The main Articles and Books pages, as well as the Overview tabs for individual authors or publications, display a Listing of articles (or books) towards the bottom of the page. Like the Clouds, these Listings are "reactive" and automatically adjust as you being typing in any of the information in the various data entry fields---Title, Author, Publication, or Period, displaying only those items that match your selection.

Q: What about the individual publications?

A: When you reach the pages associated with a given publication, you can examine the contents in a number of different ways, accessed via the different tabs. The default Overview tab gives you the Cloud of authors for that publication plus the Listing of individual articles, with both of these being "reactive" as you provide information in the Title, Author, or Period fields.

There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

Q: How does Searching work?

A: As mentioned above, much of the exploration of the website contents is normally performed by browsing the various different pages or entering information into the various text fields and having the displayed information automatically adjust. Actual Searches are performed in a parallel manner, by entering the target information into the data fields and then pressing the Search button (or simply hitting Enter). The system then performs a Search across the selected Text, Title, Author, and other information and displays the findings in a new Search Results tab.

Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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Year 1953 Archives
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    1. Featured Novel 
      Startling Stories
      , May 1953, pp. 10-76 - PDF
    2. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , February 1953, pp. 3-9
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      Ride Out the Storm, by Roger Vercel
      1. Ride Out the Storm by Roger Vercel
      The Saturday Review
      , June 27, 1953, p. 26 - PDF
    4. [+]
      (12 Reviews)
      Cloak of Aesir, by John W. Campbell, Jr.
      1. Cloak of Aesir by John W. Campbell, Jr.
      2. The Continent Makers, and Other Tales of the Viagens by L. Sprague de Camp
      3. The Starmen by Leigh Brackett
      4. Ballroom of the Skies by John D. MacDonald
      5. Future Tense by Kendell Foster Crossen
      6. West of the Sun by Edgar Pangborn
      7. Judgment Night by C.L. Moore
      8. Beyond Human Ken by Judith Merril
      9. Omnibus of Science Fiction by Groff Conklin
      10. Prisoner in the Skull by Charles Dye
      11. The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov
      12. Sentinels from Space by Eric Frank Russell
      The Saturday Review
      , June 6, 1953, pp. 48-50 - PDF
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      (7 Reviews)
      This Island Earth, by Raymond F. Jones
      1. This Island Earth by Raymond F. Jones
      2. Worlds of Tomorrow by August Derleth
      3. Once Upon a Star by Kendell Foster Crossen
      4. Science Fiction Adventures in Dimension by Groff Conklin
      5. Children of Wonder by William Tenn
      6. Space Service by Andre Norton
      7. Star Science Fiction Stories by Frederik Pohl
      The Saturday Review
      , June 13, 1953, p. 41 - PDF
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      (9 Reviews)
      The Transcendent Man, by Jerry Sohl
      1. The Transcendent Man by Jerry Sohl
      2. The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
      3. Iceworld by Hal Clement
      4. The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
      5. To the End of Time by Olaf Stapledon and Basil Davenport
      6. Ring Around the Sun by Clifford D. Simak
      7. Flight Into Yesterday by Charles L. Harness
      8. World Out of Mind by J.T. McIntosh
      9. The Robot and the Man by Martin Greenberg
      The Saturday Review
      , August 29, 1953, pp. 40-42 - PDF
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      (3 Reviews)
      Ahead of Time, by Henry Kuttner
      1. Ahead of Time by Henry Kuttner
      2. Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke
      3. Children of the Atom by Wilmar H. Shiras
      The Saturday Review
      , September 12, 1953, pp. 50-51 - PDF
      1. Ahead of Time by Henry Kuttner
      2. Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke
      3. Children of the Atom by Wilmar H. Shiras
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , September 1953, pp. 54-60
      1. Ahead of Time by Henry Kuttner
      2. Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke
      3. Children of the Atom by Wilmar H. Shiras
      Coronet Magazine
      , July 1953, pp. 79-90
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      Flying Saucers, by Donald H. Menzel
      1. Flying Saucers by Donald H. Menzel
      The Saturday Review
      , March 14, 1953, p. 55 - PDF
      1. Flying Saucers by Donald H. Menzel
      The Saturday Review
      , March 7, 1953, p. 26 - PDF
    9. The Undying Fire (1953) by Fletcher Pratt
      2 Reviews
      1. Flying Saucers by Donald H. Menzel
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , July 1953, pp. 33-39
      1. Flying Saucers by Donald H. Menzel
      Fantastic Universe Science Fiction
      , June 1953, pp. 159-166