Friday, February 19, 2010

"Galaxy Science Fiction", Vol 1 No 5 (February 1951) (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, Vol 1 No 5, February 1951 edition, by Chesley Bonestell illustrating the tying down of a spaceship on Mars in a desert sandstormScans of this magazine are online in CBR format as part of a larger package.

"The Fireman" was later expanded into Bradbury's well known novel, "Fahrenheit 451". I've personally read only the longer version, though I think I've seen the shorter original in one of the "Isaac Asimov Presents Great SF Stories" books.

Table of contents.

Link on author fetches more fiction by author.
  1. [novella] Ray Bradbury's "The Fireman": "the world of the future WE are creating!"

    Not read.
  2. [ss] Lester del Rey's "... And It Comes Out Here": "There is one fact no sane man can quarrel with ... everything has a beginning & an end. But some men aren't sane; thus it's not always so!"

    This is included in "The Best of Lester Del Rey".

    Not read.
  3. [ss] Betsy Curtis' "The Protector": "There's a fortune in a boxer who feels no pain. This one didn't, except in odd ways..."

    Not read.
  4. [ss] Clifford D Simak's "Second Childhood": "Achieving immortality is only half of the problem. The other half is knowing how to live with it once it's been made possible - & inescapable!"

    Not read.
  5. [ss] Frank M Robinson's "Two Weeks in August": "The humblest events sometimes result from the most grandiose beginnings. You'd never imagine space travel starting this way, for instance!"

    Not read.
  6. [novel serial - 2/3] Isaac Asimov's "Tyrann": "Rebellions are logically led by men who have nothing to lose. But this galactic conspiracy was staffed with noblemen who had nothing to gain & everything to lose if it succeeded!"

    Not read.

See also.

  1. Fiction from Galaxy.
  2. Works of H L Gold.
  3. Fiction originally published in the year 1951; during 1950s.
  4. Old "pulp" magazines.
Legend: ss = short story.