Anticipating the Unexpected: Amazing Stories in the Interwar Years
Herwald, Michelle. "Anticipating the Unexpected: Amazing Stories in the Interwar Years." Mass Media Between the Wars: Perceptions of Cultural Tension, 1918-1941. Catherine L. Covert and John D. Stevens, eds. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 1984.
During the "Machine Age" (roughly 1920-40), Hugo Gernsback's Amazing generally presented stories positive about the advent of new technology (see under Fiction, A. J. Gelula, "Automation"). Other stories were less optimistic, showing "technological violence . . . directed by man" and/or "technological violence . . . independent of human direction" (40, 44f.).