Brother Charlie Novelette By Gordon R DicksonThe Reign Of Tarquin The Tall Shortstory By Kit ReedGil Braltar Shortstory By Jules Verne Trans Of Gil Braltar The Day Of The Green Velvet Cloak Shortstory By Mildred ClingermanThe Katy Dialogues Shortstory By Ron GoulartThe Up To Date Sorcerer Shortstory By Isaac AsimovThe Science Stage July Essay By William MorrisonThe Eighth Lamp Shortstory By Roy VickersThe Vandals Shortstory By Stephen BarrThe Blue Eyed Horse Shortstory By Michael FessierTheory Of Rocketry Shortstory By C M KornbluthRecommended Reading C M Kornbluth, A Memorial Bibliography Essay By Anthony Boucher The Mildred Clingerman and Isaac Asimov stories push this issue up to 5 stars.Gordon R Dickson Brother Charlie 4 stars Maybe like 3 1 2 stars A man is transporting two representatives of opposing alien intelligences on another planet and has an arranged accident which prompts the two enemies to try to come to an accomodation.Kit Reed The Reign of Tarquin the Tall 3 stars A man lords it over the people living in his house and makes them treat him as their king.Jules Verne Gil Braltar 4 stars A surprising Jules Verne story about a tribe of monkeys attempting to drive the English out of Gibraltar.Mildred Clingerman The Day of the Green Velvet Cloak 5 stars An absolutely wonderful story about a shy young woman, a time traveler and a green velvet cloak.Ron Goulart The Katy Dialogues 4 stars A man is stranded in the wilderness after a crash His only companion is an advertising robot with canned responses.Isaac Asimov The Up to Date Sorcerer 5 stars Chemically induced love which can be eliminated by Roy Vickers The Eighth Lamp 4 stars A low key horror story involving murder and the underground trains.Stephen Barr The Vandals 3 stars A very shaky story about preventing aliens from poisoning our food.Michael Fessier The Blue Eyed Horse 4 stars A neat story involving a compulsive gambler and his wife s wish that he just turn into a horse himself C M Kornbluth Theory of Rocketry 4 stars Intense, focused teachers and an intense, focused student who is out to do whatever is necessary to achieve his goal.
H H Holmes , which was the name of a 19th century serial killer.In a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, his novel Nine Times Nine was voted as the ninth best locked room mystery of all time.White was born in Oakland, California, and went to college at the University of Southern California He later received a Masters degree from the University of California, Berkeley He was admired for his mystery writing but was most noted for his editing, his science fiction anthologies, and his mystery reviews for many years in The New York Times He was the first English translator of Jorge Luis Borges, translating El jard n de senderos que se bifurcan for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine He helped found the Mystery Writers of America in 1946 and, in the same year, was one of the first winners of the MWA s Edgar Award for his mystery reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle He was founding editor with J Francis McComas of The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction from 1949 to 1958, and was seminal in attempting to make literary quality an important aspect of science fiction He won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Magazine in 1957 and 1958 Boucher also edited the long running Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction anthology series, 1952 1959.His short story The Quest for Saint Aquin was among the stories selected in 1970 by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the best science fiction short stories of all time As such, it was published in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929 1964.Boucher also scripted for radio and was involved in many other activities, as described by William F Nolan in his essay, Who Was Anthony Boucher The 1940s proved to be a very busy and productive decade for Boucher In 1945 he launched into a spectacular three year radio career, plotting than 100 episodes for The Adventures of Ellery Queen, while also providing plots for the bulk of the Sherlock Holmes radio dramas By the summer of 1946 he had created his own mystery series for the airwaves, The Casebook of Gregory Hood I was turning out three scripts each week for as many shows, he stated It was a mix of hard work and great fun Tony left dramatic radio in 1948, mainly because I was putting in a lot of hours working with J Francis McComas in creating what soon became The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction We got it off the ground in 1949 and saw it take hold solidly by 1950 This was a major creative challenge and although I was involved in a lot of other projects, I stayed with FSF into 1958 Indeed, throughout his years with the magazine, Boucher was certainly involved in a lot of other projects Among them Supplying the SF and crime markets with new fiction Teaching an informal writing class from his home in Berkeley Continuing his Sunday mystery columns for the New York Times Book Review Functioning as chief critic for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine Reviewing SF and fantasy as H.H Holmes for the New York Herald Tribune Editing True Crime Detective Supervising the Mercury Mystery Line and later the Dell Great Mystery Library Hosting Golden Voices, his series of historical opera recordings for Pacifica Radio Serving in 1951 as president of Mystery Writers of America.In addition to all of this, Tony was a devoted poker player, a political activist, a rabid sport fan
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- The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1958 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, #86)
- Anthony Boucher
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