"Galaxy Science Fiction", Vol 1 No 1 (October 1950) (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents
First issue of Galaxy!
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Table of contents.Links on author fetch more fiction by author.
- [novel serial 1/3] Clifford D Simak's "Time Quarry": "One life should be enough to give for humanity ... but humanity wanted Sutton to keep making sacrifices indefinitely!"
- [novelet] Theodore Sturgeon's "The Stars are the Styx": "On Curbstone, going out meant a 6,000 year date!"
- [novelet] Katherine MacLean's "Contagion": "Minos was such a lovely planet. Not a thing seemed wrong with it. Excepting the food, perhaps. And a disease that wasn't really."
- [ss] Richard Matheson's "Third from the Sun": "Escaping a known danger is highly advisable ... if you can know the unknown danger ahead!"
- [ss] Fritz Leiber's "Later Than You Think": "It's much later. The question is ... how late?"
- [ss] Fredric Brown's "The Last Martian": "The worries of a drunk are strange indeed. This one feared his people were all dead on another world. Silly, of course. Only ..."
- [ss] Isaac Asimov's "Darwinian Pool Room": "Creation's meaning is an awesome secret. Or may be not."