The Thirty-First of February

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The Thirty-First of February
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Nelson Bond
Cover artist James Gibson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy short stories
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 272 pp

The Thirty-First of February is a collection of stories by author Nelson Bond. It was released in 1949 by Gnome Press in an edition of 5,000 copies. Most of the stories had previously appeared in the magazines Blue Book, Unknown, Fantastic Adventures, Esquire and Amazing Stories.


  • Introduction, by James Branch Cabell
  • "The Sportsman"
  • "The Mask of Medusa"
  • "My Nephew Norvell"
  • "The Ring"
  • "The Gripes of Wraith"
  • "The Cunning of the Beast"
  • "The Five Lives of Robert Jordan"
  • "Take My Drum to England—"
  • "Saint Mulligan"
  • "The Monster from Nowhere"
  • "The Man Who Walked Through Glass"
  • "The Enchanted Pencil"
  • "Pilgrimage"


Astounding reviewer Forrest J Ackerman punningly praised the collection as "first-class funtasy, leavened with a soupcon of sobriety."[1]


  1. ^ "Book Reviews", Astounding Science Fiction, June 1950, p.100

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