Friday, February 18, 2011

"Galaxy Science Fiction", Vol 3 No 1 (October 1951) (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents

Cover image of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, October 1951 issue, illustrating the story The C-Chute by Isaac AsimovScans 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. [novelet] Isaac Asimov's "The C-Chute": "The spaceship had to be recaptured from the aliens, which meant that somebody had to be a hero. But who would that be ... & why?"
  2. [novelet] William L Bade's "Ambition": "To the men of the future, the scientific goals of today were as incomprehensible as the ancient quest for the Holy Grail!"
  3. [ss] Ralph Robin's "Pleasant Dreams": "Where better to probe for clues than in a criminal's dreams? But there are all sorts & shapes of dreams, including nightmares!"

    Note: Where I've used "probe", magazine uses "prove". With that, the sentence didn't make sense to me - so I "fixed" it.
  4. [ss] Edward W Ludwig's "Spacemen Die at Home": "One man's retreat is another's prison ... it takes a heap of flying to make a hulk a home!"
  5. [ss] Donald Colvin's "The Celestial Hammerlock": "This bigtime space promoter could get the Horsehead Nebula in a flying mare - but pinning a planetoid is tougher!"
  6. [novel serial - part 2/3] Robert A Heinlein's "The Puppet Masters": "The one thing worse than fighting an enemy completely human or completely alien is - fighting one that is both!"


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