- [novella] Frederik Pohl's "Mars by Moonlight" (as by Poul Flehr): "Certainly they were criminals -- they were in a Martian penal colony. But what were their crimes -- & how much time would they serve?"
- [novelet] Frederik Pohl's "The Gentlest Unpeople" aka "The Gentle Venusian": "Unswervingly considerate & ever so polite, they were helpful to a fault ... even if the fault happened to be a monster out of space!"
- [novelet] Robert Sheckley's "The Minimum Man": "Perceveral had a nerve asking for nothing more than his own small cubicle & a bit to eat! He'd take the whole world or else!"
- [ss] Fritz Leiber's "The Last Letter": "Who or what was the scoundrel that kept these couriers from the swift completion of their handsomely appointed rondos?"
- [ss] Robert Sheckley's "The Gun Without a Bang" (as by Finn O'Donnevan).
- [ss] Joseph Wesley's "Perfect Answer" (as by L J Stecher, Jr): "Getting there may be half the fun ... but it is also all of a society's chance of survival!"
Fact sheet.The issue is labeled "Vol 16 No 2".
Download the magazine from Internet Archive (this copy is missing all stories but Flehr's, Leiber's & Stecher's).
Related: Fiction from Galaxy magazine (whole issues only), 1950s, "pulps".