John Breeden Writes: "The dawn of the modern science fiction story occurred during the 1950's and 60's. That is the time when everything in space seemed possible and writers could envision cities floating in space, teleportation and intelligent robots. Although seemingly crude by today's ultra-realistic sci-fi standards (some would call those old stories Space Operas) they set the tone and laid the groundwork for everything that came afterwards.
Into this caldron of new sci-fi stories came the Perry Rhodan Adventures in 1961. Originally created by K. H. Scheer and Clark Darlton, the mini-adventures were made into a weekly series released in paperback format. More popular in Germany than the US, the series has nonetheless survived even to the present day, spawning over 2,500 stories written by a variety of authors over the years."