"Galaxy Science Fiction", Vol 7 No 5-A (February 1954) (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents & review
Includes "Project Hush", a story I talked of last week without a download link.
Table of contents (8 stories, best first, unread last).Links on author name fetch more stories of 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.
- [ss] William Tenn's "Project Hush" (A): "The biggest job in history & it had to be done with complete secrecy. It was - which was just the trouble!"
- [novelet] James Blish's "Beep" (B): "Earth's Secret Service kept peace in the Galaxy efficiently - very efficiently. It was always there ... before trouble started!"
Collected in "The Ascent of Wonder".
- [novelet] Roger Dee's "Pet Farm": "The next worst thing to hell is being shanghaied into the Paradise of an alien planet!"
- [novelet] H Chandler Elliott's "Inanimate Objection": "Attacking someone's systematized delusions can be a dangerous thing. You're liable to find that he is not as deluded as you are!"
Note: This description sounds like Fritz Leiber's "Sanity"!
- [novelet] J T M'Intosh's "Men Like Mules": "Never was there a more exasperating sales job ... Earth was dying & its inhabitants had to be talked or tricked into leaving!"
- [ss] Arthur Sellings' "The Boys from Vespis": "It was just a frightful mistake - but try convincing the Earthgirls that it was!"
- [ss] Kenneth Harmon's "The Passanger": "The classic route to a man's heart is through his stomache - & she was just his dish."
- [ss] Fredric Brown's "Two Timer": It looks like a collection of 2 pieces of flash fiction titled "Experiment" & "Sentry".