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The Illustrated Vance
Abercrombie Station


The World~Thinker
Planet of the Black Dust
Phalid's Fate
I'll Build Your Dream Castle
Magnus Ridolph ~ 1
Magnus Ridolph ~ 2
Chateau d'If
The Five Gold Bands
The Loom of Darkness
Brain of the Galaxy
Overlords of Maxus
Men of the Ten Books
Son of the Tree
Masquerade on Dicantropus
The Plagian Siphon
Dover Spargill's . . .
Abercrombie Station
Sabotage on Sulfur Planet
Cholwell's Chickens
Big Planet
Planet Of The Damned
Three-Legged Joe
The Mitr
The World Between
Four Hundred Blackbirds
The Enchanted Princess
Meet Miss Universe
The Gift of Gab ~ 1
The Miracle Workers ~ 1
Ullward's Retreat
The Men Return
A Practical Man's Guide
Dodkin's Job
The Augmented Agent ~ 1
Fantastic Stories
The Dragon Masters ~ 1
The Last Castle
The Man From Zodiac
The Domains of Koryphon
Marune: Alastor 933

February 1952
Thrilling Wonder ~ February 1952
Cover by Earle Bergey

Editorial Blurb

There have always been colonies - colonies of nudists, artists, vegetarians, non-conformists and plain old rugged individualists. Here at Abercombie Station, for the first time, we have a colony for fat people. Nor is their chosen isolation intended merely to avoid ridicule. It has a practical advantage. Far from Earth's burdensome gravity, freed of the chains of their weight, the fat people can skip as lithesome as lambs on the green, while their avoirdupois, instead of sagging grotesquely, balloons in rich, rosy, enticing curves.
Everybody has a different idea of paradise, but if you happen to be dieting - or should be - you'll have fun with Jack Vance's idea of a heavyweight heaven.

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