Titles published this year:
- Ararat by Zenna Henderson
- Beachheads In Space by August Derleth
- Foundation And Empire by Isaac Asimov
- Gandolphus by Anthony Boucher
- Meteor by John Wyndham
- Out Of The Silent Planet by C S Lewis
- Surface Tension by James Blish
- The Ambassadors From Venus by Kendell Foster Crossen
- The Currents Of Space by Isaac Asimov
- The Man Who Upset The Universe by Isaac Asimov
- The Ordeal Of Professor Klein by L Sprague de Camp
- The Star by David H Keller
Happenings - real and fictional
6 February - Fist use of a mechanical heart
- In the US, a mechanical heart is used for the first time in a human patient.
22 March - 'Man will conquer space soon'
- First of a series of articles published by Wernher von Braun, which included ideas for crewed flights to the Moon and Mars.