"Astounding Science Fiction" (British edition), August 1958 (magazine, free) (ed John W Campbell): Annotated table of contents
Table of contents (best first, unread last).
- [novel - 1/3] Hal Clement's "Close to Critical" (A): "Meet Tenebra, the planet where raindrops are fifty feet through ... & hard quartz rocks dissolve away like salt. Under three gravities, & a monstrously deep atmosphere, with oily seas of sulphuric acid, two children touch off a political situation that is ... close to critical".
- [ss] Frank Herbert's "You Take the High Road" (A); detective: Is this village really of peaceful people?
- [ss] Stanley Mullen's "Fool Killer" (A): What if law allowed you one murder!
- [ss] John Rackham's "One-Eye" (B): A man has an unusual gift - he "sees" bad things happen just before they do happen. And figuring out the nature of this "gift" gets him in trouble.
Title is from the story about a one-eyed man among the blind ones. As is the man with the gift among the ordinary humans.
- [novelette] Charles V de Vet's "Special Feature": "What constitutes public entertainment changes with the mores of a society. The Romans liked the circuses ... but the feline devil loose in their city might have been a bit too stimulating for them..."
- [ss] Gordon R Dickson's "The Question": "It wasn't too surprising that aliens couldn't answer the Question. After all, we've been trying for millenia ourselves!"
Fact sheet.Labeled: Vol XIV No 8.
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Related: Stories from the Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell, old "pulps", 1950s.