Taken from the cover flap of the anthology THE YEAR AFTER TOMORROW edited by Lester Del Rey, Cecile Matschat and Carl Carmer:
This book is a special treat for anyone who likes the unique, the odd, the unusual in literature. For the science fiction fan, the stories here represent some of the finest yarns published by ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION and the AMERICAN BOY - two magazines known for their early recognition of this popular genre. For the casual reader, these are stories fresh and new in content and appeal.
THE LUCK OF IGNATZ, by that famous science fiction master, Lester Del Rey, will introduce you to a Venusian "zloaht" - a small but strange little beast who keeps his master and himself in hot water. In THE MASTER MINDS OF MARS, Carl Claudy introduces you to the mighty but inhuman intellect that controls the mysterious red planet. You'll enjoy and be intrigued by the wry twist of humor in Peter van Dresser's BY VIRTUE OF CIRCUMFERENCE. And in Robert Moore Williams' THE RED DEATH OF MARS you'll find a horrifying mystery that springs from deadly red jewels and nearly wipes out the crew of the spaceship Kepler.
THE LAND OF NO SHADOW, PLUM DUFF, KINDNESS, TONGUE OF BEAST and ROCKET TO THE SUN complete the roster of thrillers that make up this "science fiction special." Whether you like to travel into the third dimension; rocket into the unexplored vastness of space or help solve killings that "just couldn't happen" you'll enjoy every page of THE YEAR AFTER TOMORROW.