Saturday, June 23, 2012

"Galaxy Science Fiction", August 1958 (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents & review

Cover by Wood of Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1958 issue. Image shows firemen of 2025 AD fighting small industrial blasts.
Links on author fetch more of author's fiction. If I have a longer post on a story, link on story title goes there.

Table of contents (best first, unread last).

  1. [ss] J T McIntosh's "In Black & White" (B): A salesman launches a target audience towards a more prosperous future, so they can later feel the need for the product he's selling!
  2. [ss] Daniel Keyes' "The Trouble with Elmo": An AI on the death row, with the help of its human operator, figures out a way to stay alive...
  3. [novella] Theodore Sturgeon's "To Marry Medusa": "Problem: the human race is complex; answer: put the problem in a nutshell--& this was the organization that could do exactly that!"
  4. [novelet] Poul Flehr's "Seven Deadly Virtues": "With fares so high & colonists so scarce, something had to be done to prevent frontier killings ... like ruthlessly enforcing the ..."
  5. [ss] Charles Scatterfield's "Third Offence".

Fact sheet.

Download full text from Internet Archive (does not include the text of 3 stories - "To Marry Medusa", "Seven Deadly Virtues" & "Third Offence"; "In Black & White" has a few sentences missing near end).
Labeled: Vol 16 No 4.
Related: Fiction from Galaxy (whole issues only); fiction from "pulps"; fiction from 1950s.