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Oh I'll Take the High Road • shortstory by Stephen Barr The Simian Problem • shortstory by Hollis Alpert The Burning • shortstory by Theodore R. Cogswell Things • shortstory by Zenna Henderson It Is Not My Fault • shortstory by A. H. Z. Carr Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XXVIII • shortstory by Reginald Bretnor [as by Grendel Briarton ] All in Good Time • shortst Oh I'll Take the High Road • shortstory by Stephen Barr The Simian Problem • shortstory by Hollis Alpert The Burning • shortstory by Theodore R. Cogswell Things • shortstory by Zenna Henderson It Is Not My Fault • shortstory by A. H. Z. Carr Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XXVIII • shortstory by Reginald Bretnor [as by Grendel Briarton ] All in Good Time • shortstory by Miriam Allen deFord The Last Dream • shortstory by Gordon R. Dickson Beyond Pluto • essay by Isaac Asimov Books: Level 7 • essay by Damon Knight Fair Trade • shortstory by Avram Davidson To the Tombaugh Station • novella by Wilson Tucker


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Oh I'll Take the High Road • shortstory by Stephen Barr The Simian Problem • shortstory by Hollis Alpert The Burning • shortstory by Theodore R. Cogswell Things • shortstory by Zenna Henderson It Is Not My Fault • shortstory by A. H. Z. Carr Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XXVIII • shortstory by Reginald Bretnor [as by Grendel Briarton ] All in Good Time • shortst Oh I'll Take the High Road • shortstory by Stephen Barr The Simian Problem • shortstory by Hollis Alpert The Burning • shortstory by Theodore R. Cogswell Things • shortstory by Zenna Henderson It Is Not My Fault • shortstory by A. H. Z. Carr Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: XXVIII • shortstory by Reginald Bretnor [as by Grendel Briarton ] All in Good Time • shortstory by Miriam Allen deFord The Last Dream • shortstory by Gordon R. Dickson Beyond Pluto • essay by Isaac Asimov Books: Level 7 • essay by Damon Knight Fair Trade • shortstory by Avram Davidson To the Tombaugh Station • novella by Wilson Tucker

10 review for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1960 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, #110)

  1. 4 out of 5

    John Loyd

    5 • Oh I'll Take the High Road • 15 pages by Stephen Barr OK. John Dougal is a [not rocket] scientist and a poet. He's at a party of rocket scientists and falls in love with the host's daughter. The host is going to build a rocket to Mars, John is working on a way to travel that doesn't involve rockets. 20 • The Simian Problem • 8 pages by Hollis Alpert OK+. Professor Robert Crindall speaks at a large conference attended by a lot of non-scientists because of the Simian Problem. The detonating of 5 • Oh I'll Take the High Road • 15 pages by Stephen Barr OK. John Dougal is a [not rocket] scientist and a poet. He's at a party of rocket scientists and falls in love with the host's daughter. The host is going to build a rocket to Mars, John is working on a way to travel that doesn't involve rockets. 20 • The Simian Problem • 8 pages by Hollis Alpert OK+. Professor Robert Crindall speaks at a large conference attended by a lot of non-scientists because of the Simian Problem. The detonating of atomic bombs has increased the level of Strontium 90. Genetic defects are showing up in human children. The story was very dry and documentary-like. The most interesting part was the sidebar he put in about his niece. 28 • The Burning • 4 pages by Theodore R. Cogswell OK. Some nightmarish future. The two boys want to make sure that they aren't the ones chosen by Mother to be burned. Hey, even if you're best friends, take him, not me. 32 • Things • 7 pages by Zenna Henderson Good. Viat comes back from visiting the strangers. He gets sick and dies. The council wants to move the coveti but Dobi, Tefu and Deci think there are wonders to be gained from the strangers, it's worth another look. Dobi and Tefu come back now in agreement with the council, but they said Deci was like a kid in a candy shop and stayed behind, probably to die. 39 • It is Not My Fault • 11 pages by A. H. Z. Carr Good+. God sends an angel to Earth to determine why Smith died in misery. The angel follows one lead after another. Each person referring the angel to someone else. When the angel talks to the soul of Smith there are some really funny lines. 49 • Ferdinand Feghoot: XXVIII • 1 page by Grendel Briarton Not even worth a groan. 50 • All in Good Time • 8 pages by Miriam Allen deFord Good+. Set in a future first year law school classroom. The Professor discusses the case of a history professor who used a time machine to marry a woman in 1960. He was discovered and tried for bigamy. Now students what was the outcome of the case? 58 • The Last Dream • 7 pages by Gordon R. Dickson OK. Tommy is ninety-four. Spent his whole life living off wealth that he didn't earn. Now it's time to see whether it's hell or heaven for him. 79 • Fair Trade • 8 pages by Avram Davidson OK/Good. Santiago is a mountainous town in Idaho. The roads are impassable with snow. It's then double weird that Omar, who makes friends with no one, brings two strangers into town. After a bit of observation it appears that Ivan and Nelson are extraterrestrials. 87 • To the Tombaugh Station • 41 pages by Wilson Tucker OK. Kate is hired by an insurance firm to determine if and how Irvin Webb committed fraud. To do this she finagles a ride on his ship where she will have plenty of time to get the goods on him. I think the premise is weak. The authorities have Webb's partner held on suspicion of murder, it does seem that they should be the ones doing the investigating. The insurance company is putting a lot of money into saving a payout. I don't care how much you're paying me, I'm not spending ten weeks alone with someone, much less a murder suspect. On the positive side it fit right in with Asimov's science column that talked about the orbits of Neptune and Pluto and where a tenth planet might be located.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Leroy Erickson

    A couple of surprisingly good stories and a few okay ones to fill out the issue. Stephen Barr - Oh I'll Take the High Road - 4 stars - An unusual plot, what starts out seeming to be science fiction ends up being a fantasy love story. Hollis Alpert - The Simian Problem - 3 stars - Genetic changes caused by Strontium 90 give rise to a story which may have been the basis for "Planet of the Apes". Theodore R. Cogswell - The Burning - 3 stars - The breakdown of civilization after the apocalypse leads to A couple of surprisingly good stories and a few okay ones to fill out the issue. Stephen Barr - Oh I'll Take the High Road - 4 stars - An unusual plot, what starts out seeming to be science fiction ends up being a fantasy love story. Hollis Alpert - The Simian Problem - 3 stars - Genetic changes caused by Strontium 90 give rise to a story which may have been the basis for "Planet of the Apes". Theodore R. Cogswell - The Burning - 3 stars - The breakdown of civilization after the apocalypse leads to an odd tribal culture of cannibals. Zenna Henderson - Things - 4 stars - Humans (presumably) land on an alien planet where the existing intelligent life forms are very cautious about approaching them and accepting anything from them, which is proven to be the correct thing to do. A. H. Z. Carr - It Is Not My Fault - 5 stars - God sees the death of a man on Earth and sends an angel down to determine who caused the death and to punish whoever caused it. After a long time, the angel follows the trail of clues back to ... Grendel Briarton - Ferdinand Feghoot: XXVIII - 3 stars - An OK pun. Miriam Allen deFord - All in Good Time - 5 stars - A married man uses a time machine for research, but then marries another woman 200 years in the past. He is found out and brought back to his present time and charged with bigamy. His case is later discussed in a law school class and the class is challenged to find the determining factor in the case. Gordon R. Dickson - The Last Dream - 5 stars - A man inherits a fortune and spends his entire life just partying and living on his inheritance. At his death at age 95 he has to justify his choices in life. Isaac Asimov - Science: Beyond Pluto - 5 stars - Playing numerology with the distance between the planets and deciding where a 10th planet might be. Avram Davidson - Fair Trade - 4 stars - Aliens land in an isolated Idaho mountain town during mid-winter. The local people enjoy having them around for a short while, do a little horse trading, and then show them the sights of the town. The aliens leave and take only one unusual item back with them as a momento. Wilson Tucker - To the Tombaugh Station - 4 stars - A woman goes on a small freighter run to Pluto as the only passenger along with a one man crew. She is actually an insurance investigator trying to decide if the man killed a previous crew member. A few interesting things occur.

  3. 5 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tina

  5. 4 out of 5

    Michael Joseph Schumann

  6. 4 out of 5

    Allan Phillips

  7. 4 out of 5

    Gazmend Kryeziu

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dax

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dante

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Crowl

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