Changing the Playing Field: H.L. Gold & Galaxy Science Fiction

One of the things that I’ve really loved about this column is getting a sense of how connected everyone was. Truly, everyone seemed to know one another, even as small groups formed around certain editors. A case in point, over the last couple of columns, I’ve been looking at the Golden Age of SF, which is generally regarded as beginning with John W. Campbell Jr.’s rein at Astounding. Campbell’s star was bright and enduring, but it lost its innovative edge. H.L. Gold, I think, deserves more attention for his role during the Golden Age, as his magazine Galaxy Science Fiction provided some of the genre’s most enduring classics.

Go read Changing the Playing Field: H.L. Gold & Galaxy Science Fiction over on the Kirkus Reviews blog!

 

One thought on “Changing the Playing Field: H.L. Gold & Galaxy Science Fiction”

  1. I’ve been debating picking up some of the old Galaxy magazines — particularly the four issues that have Bester’s Tiger Tiger/The Stars My Destination.

    Lots of cool stuff in the fifties decade of Galaxy.

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