Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"Galaxy Science Fiction", September 1954 (ed H L Gold) (magazine, free): Annotated table of contents & review

Cover of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine, September 1954 issue
Where I've read the story, my rating appears in brackets. Links on author fetch more fiction by author.

Table of contents (6 stories, best first, unread last).

  1. [ss] Philip K Dick's "Shell Game" (B): A group of stranded spacemen somewhere is being repeatedly attacked by...
  2. [novella] F L Wallace's "The Man Who Was Six": "There is nothing at all like having a sound mind in a sound body, but Dan Merrol had too much of one--& also too much of the other!"
  3. [novelette] Clifford D Simak's "Dusty Zebra": "Who or what the trader was & where he came from, nobody knew--or cared--until one of his gadgets began to play dirty!"
  4. [novelette] Daniel F Golouye's "Satan's Shrine": "No torment that had ever been inflicted on mankind was more feindish than Satan ... for he was worse than a devil ... he was a man!"
  5. [ss] Arthur Sellings' "A Start in Life": "What a problem for a robot ... having all of the answers, but not knowing when to give them!"
  6. [ss] Robert Sheckley's "Milk Run": "What are Smags, Firgels & Queels? Cats in a bag ... & Gregor was holding the bag!"

Fact sheet.

Download whole issue from Internet Archive. [via Michael@ClassicScienceFiction]
This issue is labeled Vol 8, No 6.
Related: Fiction fro Galaxy, pulps, 1950s.
Legend: ss = short story