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by Gideon Marcus

Thirteen years ago this month, amidst the post-war boom of science fiction digests, Galaxy Science Fiction was born. Its editor, H.L. Gold, intended his brainchild to stand above and apart from the dozens of lesser mags (remember those days of abundance?) with progressive and smart strictly SF stories. He succeeded -- Galaxy has showcased some of the best the genre has to offer, as well as a fine science fact column penned by Willy Ley. The consistency of quality has been remarkable.

Two years ago, Fred Pohl, a bright authorial light already, took the helm from the ailing Gold. If anything, he has improved on excellence, continuing to coax fine works from established authors and interesting pieces from new ones. It helps that he, himself, can fill the pages with good material and often does....though I have to wonder if he gets paid when he does that.

If you were to pick any single issue to turn someone on to Galaxy (or to science fiction in general), you could hardly do better than to give them the latest issueM.a< (October 1962) of Galaxy. Not only isn't there a clunker in the mix, not only does it feature a new Instrumentality story by the great Cordwainer Smith, but it includes part one of an incredible new novel by the editor.

Wow. I think I threw in more superlatives in the last three paragraphs than I have in the last three months. I guess it's time to show you what all the hubbub's about:



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