Friday, January 29, 2010

"Galaxy Science Fiction", Vol 1 No 1 (October 1950) (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover image by David Stone of the inaugural issue of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine dated October 1950, illustrating a scene from the story Time Quarry by Clifford D Simak.First issue of Galaxy!

Scans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package.

Table of contents.

Links on author fetch more fiction by author.
  1. [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!"
  2. [novelet] Theodore Sturgeon's "The Stars are the Styx": "On Curbstone, going out meant a 6,000 year date!"
  3. [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."
  4. [ss] Richard Matheson's "Third from the Sun": "Escaping a known danger is highly advisable ... if you can know the unknown danger ahead!"
  5. [ss] Fritz Leiber's "Later Than You Think": "It's much later. The question is ... how late?"
  6. [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 ..."
  7. [ss] Isaac Asimov's "Darwinian Pool Room": "Creation's meaning is an awesome secret. Or may be not."


  1. Fiction from Galaxy.
  2. "Pulp" magazines.
  3. Works of H L Gold.
  4. Fiction from 1950s.