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The Fourth Galaxy Reader

The Fourth Galaxy Reader Name Your Symptom story by Jim Harmon Horrer Howce story by Margaret St Clair Man of Distinction story by Michael Shaara I Am a Nucleus novelette by Stephen Barr The Bomb in the Bathtub

  • Title: The Fourth Galaxy Reader
  • Author: H.L. Gold
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Name Your Symptom 56 story by Jim Harmon Horrer Howce 56 story by Margaret St Clair Man of Distinction 56 story by Michael Shaara I Am a Nucleus 57 novelette by Stephen Barr The Bomb in the Bathtub 57 story by Thomas N Scortia You Were Right, Joe 57 story by J.T McIntosh What s He Doing in There 57 story by Fritz Leiber The Hated 58 story by Frederik Pohl aka Paul FlehName Your Symptom 56 story by Jim Harmon Horrer Howce 56 story by Margaret St Clair Man of Distinction 56 story by Michael Shaara I Am a Nucleus 57 novelette by Stephen Barr The Bomb in the Bathtub 57 story by Thomas N Scortia You Were Right, Joe 57 story by J.T McIntosh What s He Doing in There 57 story by Fritz Leiber The Hated 58 story by Frederik Pohl aka Paul Flehr Kill Me with Kindness 58 story by Richard Wilson Or All the Seas With Oysters 58 story by Avram Davidson The Minimum Man 58 novelette by Robert Sheckley Man in a Quandary 58 story by Joseph Wesley aka L.J Stecher JrBlank Form 58 story by Arthur Sellings The Gun Without a Bang 58 story by Robert Sheckley aka Finn O DonnevanThe Gentlest Unpeople The Gentle Venusian 58 novelette by Frederik PohlIn This Corner 59 essay by H.L Gold

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    1. This little vintage paperback represented an opportunity to get reacquainted with some classic stories from the late 1950s as first published in Galaxy Magazine. Some notables: "Horrer Howce" by Margaret St. Clair, "The Bomb in the Bathtub" by Thomas N. Scortia, "What's He Doing in There?" by Fritz Leiber and "The Gun Without a Bang" by Finn O'Donnevan. But the best of the lot is "The Gentlest Unpeople" by Frederik Pohl; a tale of a foolproof judicial system as administered by the kind and gentl [...]

    2. This is a nice collection of late 50s short stories. It does have a few famous writers, including Frederick Pohl, JT McIntosh, Fritz Leiber, Avram Davidson and what has to be one of the first things written by Michael Shaara.The title is a little misleading, in that most of the stories are near-future types that take place on Earth more like Twilight Zone fodder that anything Galactic. Those there were are the best of the lot Frederick Pohl's 'the Gentlest Unpeople' about a brutish crook that tr [...]

    3. I've read science fiction voraciously through elementary and secondary schools, only tapering off as political and academic concerns became increasingly consuming in college and, especially, graduate and professional schools. Now I read it but rarely and usually only upon the recommendation of close friends. Indeed, a couple of years ago I gave away and/or traded in almost all the science fiction titles I'd been keeping with other literature.How and when did this start? Of all the available genr [...]

    4. I read this book in the 1970s and only recently thought of it again, when I found out that a story I was trying to find ("Man of Distinction" by Michael Shaara was in it. When I got a copy and reread the book, I was delighted to find that I remembered most of the stories at least vaguely (see here for contents isfdb/cgi-bin/pli?4) and greatly enjoyed rereading stories like "Name Your Symptom," "The Minimum Man," "I am a Nucleus," and "You Were Right, Joe".

    5. A nice sampling from the late 1950's including stories by a half-dozen golden-age authors. Four stood out: I Am a Nucleus (Stephen Barr), The Bomb in the Thomas N. Scortia), Or All the Seas with Oysters (Avram Davidson), and The Minimum Man (Robert Sheckley).

    6. This is a great example of science fiction of that time. None of the stories are stinkers, the best are very good. Many are best described as science fantasy, in that the "science" element is really a fantasy one, but that is OK.

    7. 4/14/11:"What's He Doing in There?" (1957) by Fritz Leiber"The Gun without a Bang" (1958) by Finn O'Donnevan

    8. An excellent compilation of good short stories with imaginative premises. If you like early atomic age science fiction, don't miss this book.

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