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Galaxy Novel #25

gn25Opening lines of The Last Starship by Murray Leinster, reprinted as Galaxy Novel #25 in 1955:

“Kim Rendell stood by the propped-up Starshine in the transport hall of the primary museum on Alphin III. He regarded a placard under the spaceship with a grim and entirely mirthless amusement. He was unshaven and hollow-cheeked. He was even ragged. He was a pariah because he had tried to strike at the very foundation of civilization. He stood beside the hundred-foot, tapering hull, his appearance marking him as a blocked man.”

Available in a 2007 reprint from Wildside Press.

Will F. Jenkins’ Wall of Fear

colliersStories from Suspense Magazine #3 Fall 1951: “Wall of Fear” by Will F. Jenkins

First published in Collier’s (June 26, 1937) as “No More Walls”, Jenkins used his given name for this story rather than his famous pseudonym Murray Leinster. It’s an excellent story about an ex-con who made some rather foolish choices early on, and continues to live under their cloud.