The Legion of Space

The Legion of Space is an SF novel by Jack Williamson.

It was originally serialized in Astounding Stories in 1934, then published in book form (with some revisions) by Fantasy Press in 1947 in an edition of 2,970 copies. A magazine-sized reprint was issued by Galaxy Science Fiction Novels in 1950, with a standard paperback issued by Pyramid Books in 1967.

The Legion of Space was better-than-average pulp sf, but it was still very definitely pulp sf. It was populated by figures cut from an especially high grade of cardboard with Shakespearean overtones and was very popular with fans. For example, the Strangers Club did a play with takeoffs on Legion and characters from it were often used at early masquerades.