Again - More X Minus 1!
First up, this whimsical tale by veteran writer Murray Leinster (Will F. Jenkins) shows Galaxy Magazine's trend towards witty and light SF/Fantasy, as opposed to Astounding's very hard approach. For such a prolific and talented writer who had a career spanning around half a decade, with very few substandard works in his bibliography, it's strange that he doesn't get more attention....
I don't know if i'm that keen on these illustrations though....
X Minus 1 - "Sam, This Is You"
This story by Robert Sheckley is also quite witty, satirical and downright funny in places. Nice adaption!
X Minus 1 - "Skulking Permit"
Fritz Leiber is another author who seemed to be unable to write a bad story - this is a great adaption too!
X Minus 1 - "A Pail Of Air"
Another ignored talent is James Gunn. Don't ask me why, I have almost all his books and I think he's great!
X Minus 1 - "Tsylana"