"Galaxy Science Fiction", Vol 1 No 2 (November 1950) (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents & review
Scans of this magazine in CBR format are online as part of a larger package.
This is the second ever issue of Galaxy; first issue is online too.
Included are two of the most famous stories of science fiction - "To Serve Man" & "Coming Attraction". Former is one of the most imitated stories at flash fiction length; later probably won't appeal to modern audiences. I think I've seen both "Misbegotten Missionary" & "To Serve Man" among the volumes comprising "Isaac Asimov Presents Great SF Stories".
Table of contents.Links on author name fetch more stories from author. If I have a separate post on a story, link on story title goes there. For stories I've read, my rating is in brackets.
- [serial novel - 2/3] Clifford D Simak's "Time Quary": "It was an attractive offer. All Sutton had to do was modify an idea to live in wealth. But he had died for the truth once before!"
- [novelet] Fredric Brown's "Honeymoon in Hell": "One way to stop a battle is to give enemies something that they can really fight about!"
- [novelet] Anthony Boucher's "Transfer Point": "It was a nasty plot Vyrko was involved in. The worst part was that he constructed it himself - & didn't get the end right!"
- [ss] Isaac Asimov's "Misbegotten Missionary": "It was a lovable little creature, anxious to help solve troubles of the world. Moreover, it had the answer! But what man ever takes free advise?"
- [ss] Fritz Leiber's "Coming Attraction" (C): "Women will always go on trying to attract men ... even when the future seems to have no future!"
Collected in Robert Silverberg (Ed)'s "The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, 1929-1964".
- [ss] Damon Knight's "To Serve Man" (A): "Wonderful gifts should be accepted gracefully. But always the memories of Indian givers & Greek gift-bearers creates doubt!"