Galaxy Science Fiction August 1952eBook - 2016
Did you ever wonder what life would be like 100 years from now? If so, you are definitely not alone! This full edition replica of Galaxy Science Fiction's August 1952 edition explores the possibilities of life in the future from the perspective of the 1950's pre-spaceflight era. Several of the stories and commentaries in this 65 year-old publication are stunningly accurate, while others are amusingly way off base. . .or are they??. All are well written and entertaining, with beautiful illustrations and advertisements in the classic 1950's comic book style. Established in 1950, Galaxy Science Fiction was a pioneer in Science Fiction magazine publishing. Original editor H. L. Gold was interested in sociology, psychology, and other "soft" sciences, and was also willing to publish humorous and satirical stories. Along with an essay by Gold, Galaxy's August 1952 issue also contains a book review column by anthologist Groff Conklin, and a Willy Ley science column. The stories in this issue are written by some of science fiction's most beloved authors, including Robert Sheckley, Fritz Leiber, Joseph Shallit and Frederick Pohl. Science Fiction historian David Kyle commented in his book A Pictorial History of Science Fiction, 1979, that "of all the editors in and out of the post-war scene, the most influential beyond any doubt was H. L. Gold". The editorship of Galaxy passed from H.L. Gold to Frederik Pohl and then to Ejler Jakobsson during the 1960s. Look for more editions of MDP'sGalaxy's Science Fiction series, coming soon to e-retailers worldwide.
Publisher: [United States] : MDP Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2016
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Characteristics: 1 online resource