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A classic sci-fi magazine just hit the internet—and you can read it for free

Re-discover classic sci-fi with this online collection.

 

Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Published Jul 18, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:29 pm CDT

One of the all-time best science fiction magazines out there has a new home at Archive.org, and you can read it for free.

Galaxy Magazine was an American digest magazine published between 1950 and 1980. It gave us early editions of some of the genre’s best works, like Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

The collection contains 355 issues, with release dates ranging from 1950-1976. It will not feature the entirety of the original issues, but enough material made the transition to keep sci-fi fans occupied for years. Fans of authors like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein now have the opportunity to enjoy some of their less known works, and to discover some great authors that were under appreciated in their time.

The magazine was founded by Horace Leonard Gold in post-World War II America. It quickly became the go-to for science fiction. The magazine stepped away from some of the established elements of the genre and broke ground with its fresh design and focus on stories with plausible science.

Whether you are a fan of the genre or not, this glance into the history of science fiction is eye opening, fascinating, and did we mention its free?

H/T The Verge

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*First Published: Jul 18, 2017, 4:53 pm CDT