The past few days I've been reading the double-sized October/November issue of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. After two pretty good issues in a row, I was a little disappointed in this one. There was no stand-out story like Cowdrey's "The Tribes of Bela" or Denton's "Sergeant Chip", and most of the stories were fantasy rather than SF. I like fantasy; I just like SF better most of the time. And too many of them were plotless, literary-type stories that just left me saying, "Hunh?" Still, there were several stories I liked quite a bit, such as Lisa Goldstein's "Finding Beauty" and Michael Bishop's "The Angst of God". My plan now is to read the September 1951 issue of STARTLING STORIES next, which I suspect I'll find more enjoyable overall. What can I say? I'm just a pulp kinda guy.
I spent a lot of the day at my folks' house and got a little work done on the laptop. I also checked on those jigsaw puzzles, which Cap'n Bob Napier asked about in a comment on a previous post. I said I thought they were made by Whitman, but I stand corrected. They were actually made by Built-Rite.
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