When Worlds Collide, Part 4 of 6

The fourth part of When Worlds Collide by Phillip Wylie and Edwin Balmer was published in the December 1932 issue of Blue Book Magazine.

The editor doesn’t feature the novel in his editorial so prominently this time. Perhaps that’s natural; we’re past the halfway point. It nonetheless figured into his overall theme.

It is interesting to observe, as one reads the magazine through, how fiction reflects the fact that thought is indeed the seed of action…

In that much-discussed novel “When Worlds Collide,” where the “survival of the fittest” theory is invoked to make possible the escape of a few from what seems universal catastrophe. And elsewhere… it is the conflict of ideas no less than the collision of facts that provokes the swift dramatic action essential to a good story.

The Editor of Blue Book

Here are the illustrations. The layout of the initial two pages is different this time.

Let’s take a better look at those images. Unfortunately. the scan is a bit muddy.

The fourth and fifth images combine into a dramatic two-page spread.

The final two images also combine over two pages to depict another intense confrontation.

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