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Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction

Martin H. Greenberg

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Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, the creation of noted editor H.L. Gold, who found a responsive readership when he put the emphasis on imaginative sociological explorations of science fiction rather thanMoreGalaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, the creation of noted editor H.L. Gold, who found a responsive readership when he put the emphasis on imaginative sociological explorations of science fiction rather than hardware & pulp prose.The science fiction genre was flourishing by the end of the 30s, but WWII & attendant paper shortages led to the demise of several magazines. By the late 40s the market began to recover again. From a low of eight active magazines in 46, the field expanded to 20 in 50. Galaxys appearance then was part of this boom. According to critic Mike Ashley its success was the main reason for the subsequent flood of new releases: 22 more magazines appeared by 54.Begun as a monthly, the magazine varied between monthly, bimonthly & eventually irregularly-issued status at different times during its 30+ year run. In 53 a French edition, Galaxie, was launched, & in 57, a German edition, Galaxis.With the 1/75 issue, Galaxy incorporated its sister magazine, Worlds of If, founded in 3/52, with which it had shared several editors after purchase from founding publisher James Quinn in the latter 50s. In 80, Galaxy was acquired from UPD Publishing by Bostons Avenue Victor Hugo bookstore as a companion magazine to their Galileo Science Fiction. Editor Floyd Kemske produced a single issue (7/80) in a standard magazine format rather than a digest, but without newsstand distribution, Galaxy ceased publication that same year.Title: Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science FictionEditors: Frederik Pohl, Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. OlanderCover: Tommy SoloskiContentsIntroduction (Galaxy) • (1980) • essay by Frederik PohlHorace L. Gold • (1980) • essay by Frederik PohlGold on Galaxy • (1980) • essay by H.L. GoldComing Attraction • (1950) • short story by Fritz LeiberTo Serve Man • (1950) • short story by Damon KnightMemoir • (1980) • essay by Damon KnightBetelgeuse Bridge • (1951) • short story by William TennFrom a Cave Deep in Stuyvesant Town- A Memoir of Galaxys Most Creative Years • (1980) • essay by William Tenn [as by Philip Klass]Cost of Living • (1952) • short story by Robert SheckleyMemoir of Galaxy Magazine • (1980) • essay by Robert SheckleyThe Model of a Judge • (1953) • short story by William MorrisonMemoir • (1980) • essay by William MorrisonThe Holes Around Mars • (1954) • short story by Jerome BixbyMemoir • (1980) • essay by Jerome BixbyHorrer Howce • (1956) • short story by Margaret St. ClairMemoir • (1980) • essay by Margaret St. ClairPeople Soup • (1958) • short story by Alan ArkinMemoir • (1980) • essay by Alan ArkinSomething Bright • (1960) • short story by Zenna HendersonThe Lady Who Sailed the Soul • [The Instrumentality of Mankind] • (1960) • novelette by Cordwainer SmithThe Deep Down Dragon • (1961) • short story by Judith MerrilMemoir • (1980) • essay by Judith MerrilWall of Crystal, Eye of Night • (1961) • novelette by Algis BudrysMemoir: Spilled Milk • (1980) • essay by Algis BudrysThe Place Where Chicago Was • (1962) • novelette by Jim HarmonMemoir • (1980) • essay by Jim HarmonThe Great Nebraska Sea • (1963) • short story by Allan DanzigMemoir • (1980) • essay by Allan DanzigOh, to Be a Blobel! • (1964) • novelette by Philip K. DickMemoir • (1980) • essay by Philip K. DickFounding Father • (1965) • short story by Isaac AsimovMemoir • (1980) • essay by Isaac AsimovGoing Down Smooth • (1968) • short story by Robert SilverbergMemoir • (1980) • essay by Robert SilverbergAll the Myriad Ways • [Time Travel - Parallel Universe] • (1968) • short story by Larry NivenMemoir • (1980) • essay by Larry NivenThe Last Flight of Dr. Ain • (1969) • short story by James Tiptree, Jr.From Galaxy Bookshelf • (1980) • essay by Algis BudrysMemoir • (1980) • essay by Algis BudrysGalaxy Book Shelf (Galaxy, September 1969) • (1969) • essay by Algis BudrysSlow Sculpture • (1970) • novelette by Theodore SturgeonMemoir • (1980) • essay by Theodore SturgeonAbout a Secret Crocodile • (1970) • short story by R.A. LaffertyMemoir • (1980) • essay by R. A. LaffertyCold Friend • (1973) • short story by Harlan EllisonMemoir • (1980) • essay by Harlan EllisonThe Day Before the Revolution • [Hainish] • (1974) • short story by Ursula K. Le GuinThe Gift of Garigolli • (1974) • novelette by C.M. Kornbluth and Frederik PohlOverdrawn at the Memory Bank • [Eight Worlds] • (1976) • novelette by John VarleyNote • (1980) • essay by John VarleyHorace, Galaxyca • (1980) • essay by Alfred BesterIndex to Galaxy Magazine • (1980) • essay by uncredited