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Flying Saucers from Other Worlds

Published 24 January 2018


Flying Saucers from Other Worlds is a 60 year science fiction pulp fiction magazine that is focused on space adventure and true science stories. We look at the standout science fiction story, Space Ship Named Desire, witten by S. J. Byrne and list the stories available for download.

Magazine Edition - July 1957

Flying Saucers from Other Worlds July 1957 magazine cover


  1. Editorial - Ray Palmer
  2. A Woman is a Non-Mechanical Thing - Evelyn Martin
  3. Personals
  4. Spaceship Named Desire,
    Stuart J. Bryne
  5. Scientifilm Searchlight - Forrest J. Ackermon
  6. The De Tatum Effect,
    Robert Moore Williams
  7. Superstitions of the Sea - Mildred Murdoch
  8. Quest of Brail - Richard S. Shaver
  9. Letters

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Madge was dead, and I didn't care if I lived either. That's why I signed with this cutthroat, ore-grabbing shipping company, snatching thonon from Saturn's Ring. No more desire left in me than in the cold metal of this ship...
Spaceship Named Desire

Story Review - Spaceship Named Desire

Desire is a unique word in the English language and a powerful motivator for human beings. But what happens when you take away a Star Ship Captain's desire and send him out to space. Captain Price knows that feeling well. Staring down the barrel of a single malt Scotch, Price has time to think; To dwell on how much he misses the love of his life. Price lets his crew know that he is not to be messed with. He calls it, breaking a man, usually with his brick sized fists. But it is all for show. Loneliness and helplessness is the feeling that binds the hours between waking up and passing out.

S. J. Byrne has written an excellent short story within the pages of Flying Saucers from Other Worlds. Spaceship Named Desire runs from pages 14-27 and was published in 1957. But don't let the age get in your way of a good read as it ticks many of our favorite sci-fi boxes. Let's see... it is set in space, has a strange ship with a mutinous crew, and they are on a flight to pilfer the precious thonon from under the noses of the mining company, Titan. In the end, Captain Price finds desire out in deep space.

This space adventure story has a similar swashbuckling approach to space as ST:TNG Dyson Sphere, and the Elite Imprint, both from the early 1990s. We award this short story one Angry Alien™.

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