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Volume 26, Number 6, Whole Number 157 Contents: F. A. Javor - The Triumph of Pegasus Stephen Barr - The Master of Altamira Avram Davidson - Books Bryce Walton - The Peace Watchers Jack Sharkey - Trade-In Arthur Porges - Time-Bomb (Verse) Theodore L. Thomas - Medical Radiotracers Kit Reed - Cynosure G. C. Edmondson - The Third Bubble Bruce Simonds - The Search Gahan Wilson - The Thing Volume 26, Number 6, Whole Number 157 Contents: F. A. Javor - The Triumph of Pegasus Stephen Barr - The Master of Altamira Avram Davidson - Books Bryce Walton - The Peace Watchers Jack Sharkey - Trade-In Arthur Porges - Time-Bomb (Verse) Theodore L. Thomas - Medical Radiotracers Kit Reed - Cynosure G. C. Edmondson - The Third Bubble Bruce Simonds - The Search Gahan Wilson - The Thing From Outer Space and the Prairie Dogs Isaac Asimov - Science: The Heavenly Zoo Willard Marsh - Forwarding Service Avram Davidson - The Unknown Law Cover by Ed Emsh (illustrating "The Triumph of Pegasus")


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Volume 26, Number 6, Whole Number 157 Contents: F. A. Javor - The Triumph of Pegasus Stephen Barr - The Master of Altamira Avram Davidson - Books Bryce Walton - The Peace Watchers Jack Sharkey - Trade-In Arthur Porges - Time-Bomb (Verse) Theodore L. Thomas - Medical Radiotracers Kit Reed - Cynosure G. C. Edmondson - The Third Bubble Bruce Simonds - The Search Gahan Wilson - The Thing Volume 26, Number 6, Whole Number 157 Contents: F. A. Javor - The Triumph of Pegasus Stephen Barr - The Master of Altamira Avram Davidson - Books Bryce Walton - The Peace Watchers Jack Sharkey - Trade-In Arthur Porges - Time-Bomb (Verse) Theodore L. Thomas - Medical Radiotracers Kit Reed - Cynosure G. C. Edmondson - The Third Bubble Bruce Simonds - The Search Gahan Wilson - The Thing From Outer Space and the Prairie Dogs Isaac Asimov - Science: The Heavenly Zoo Willard Marsh - Forwarding Service Avram Davidson - The Unknown Law Cover by Ed Emsh (illustrating "The Triumph of Pegasus")

11 review for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1964 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, #157)

  1. 5 out of 5

    John Loyd

    5 • The Triumpth of Pegasus • 25 pages by Javor, Frank A. Good/OK. Colin and Ed have an Animals to Order business. They are about to fail unless they can get more business. They are just about to get that business when Mrs. Bullitt says she wants them to build her a Pegasus. That is impossible, but she won't take no for an answer and uses her power to sabotage them. 30 • The Master of Altamira • 5 pages by Stephen Barr Bad/Fair. One tribe is in a cave, where one of them is painting animals on the 5 • The Triumpth of Pegasus • 25 pages by Javor, Frank A. Good/OK. Colin and Ed have an Animals to Order business. They are about to fail unless they can get more business. They are just about to get that business when Mrs. Bullitt says she wants them to build her a Pegasus. That is impossible, but she won't take no for an answer and uses her power to sabotage them. 30 • The Master of Altamira • 5 pages by Stephen Barr Bad/Fair. One tribe is in a cave, where one of them is painting animals on the wall. Another tribe attacks them while they are in the cave and are demanding to know where the animals are. I got the feeling these were prehistoric people. The invaders had bear meat as an offering, so they knew of at least one animal. The cave people knew that two men were coming their way with plenty of warning. How did all the other attackers get there? The flow of the story was way off, and referring to the characters as the painter and strong son is emotionally distant. 40 • The Peace Watchers • 15 pages by Bryce Walton OK. Jimmy is a peace watcher, his job is to make sure that people stay in after curfew, don't litter or make graffiti. Tonight he finds Lois out after curfew and escorts her back home to find an unthinkable crime. I'm not sure if this is a Utopia where there is universal peace or a Dystopia where minds have been cleansed of any antisocial thought. 55 • Trade-in • 12 pages by Jack Sharkey Good. Bob is brushing his teeth one day and notices some pain. The dentist tells him he has the teeth of a senior citizen. Over the next couple of days Bob gets a second opinion, same result. Then he starts noticing other signs of age like gray hair and crows feet. It continues to get worse age spots and arthritic joints. What is happening to him? 69 • Cynosure • 9 pages by Kit Reed OK/Good. Norma just moved into a new neighborhood. She is trying to fit in with the neighbors. The number one objective is keeping the house clean, which isn't easy with Polly Ann, a dog and a cat. Each time Mrs. Brainerd comes over Norma is closer and closer to breaking into the coveted circle of acceptance. My first impression is that it is incredibly sexist stereotyping. Maybe at the end Norma breaks free, but I think it's free from peer pressure being cast as a housewife. 78 • The Third Bubble • 11 pages by G. C. Edmondson Poor. The narrator and his mad friend are in a remote location. They meet a turtle butcher, a beautiful girl, and other characters that were hard to keep straight. Also the Byzantine time traveler they've met before. The narrator mingles so many stories together there was no flow. He's on a mohole project, they watch a turtle being butchered, they have dinner where the butcher and the girl show up again along with the Byzantine who talks about bubbles. How space is solid. I've liked other mad friend stories, this one meandered incoherently. 95 • The Thing from Outer Space and the Prairie Dogs • 1 page by Gahan Wilson Filler. An alien lands and starts shooing prairie dogs for sport. Then there is an unconvincing twist, followed by a snarky remark. 107 • Forwarding Service • 4 pages by Willard Marsh Weak. Too oblique. Phillip is fretting about his poor heart and being alone. When Herb, an attendent, comes in and comforts him and talks to him about Myra having a message for Paul. 111 • The Unknown Law • 19 pages by Avram Davidson Good+. Rog Smith has been in office for three days when he gets a visit from three men who inform him of an unknown law. Just after that meeting he meets with Jim who is trying to wriggle a cabinet appointment from him, threatening to expose his affair.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Leroy Erickson

    A couple of very good stories, but nothing award winning. F. A. Javor - The Triumph of Pegasus - 4 stars - A story anticipating the science of DNA manipulation in order to create animals with particular properties. The story has problems, but over all it's pretty good. Stephen Barr - The Master of Altamira - 4 stars - A stone age man paints images of animals inside a cave. Some other men thinks he's just wasting time, others think that he's stealing their animals so that there are none to hunt. A A couple of very good stories, but nothing award winning. F. A. Javor - The Triumph of Pegasus - 4 stars - A story anticipating the science of DNA manipulation in order to create animals with particular properties. The story has problems, but over all it's pretty good. Stephen Barr - The Master of Altamira - 4 stars - A stone age man paints images of animals inside a cave. Some other men thinks he's just wasting time, others think that he's stealing their animals so that there are none to hunt. A very low-key story. Bryce Walton - The Peace Watchers - 4 stars - Violence is removed from society by drugging everybody to reject it and constantly monitoring to quickly catch anyone who does anything antisocial. Jack Sharkey - Trade-In - 4 stars - A man finds out that his beautiful young wife isn't quite who he thought she was. Theodore L. Thomas - Medical Radiotracers - 3 stars - A discussion of how injected radioactive chemicals are tailored to find problems in specific organs. Kit Reed - Cynosure - 5 stars - A wonderful new electronic device allows you to keep your house perfectly clean and neat so that you can impress all of the neighbors. Very good. G. C. Edmondson - The Third Bubble - 2 stars - A dragging, pointless story told through scrambled, boring conversations. Bruce Simonds - The Search - 5 stars - A company head challenges his company to constantly improve on the robots that they are making to add features and make them more and more human like, but finally asks himself - why? Gahan Wilson - The Thing From Outer Space and the Prairie Dogs - 5 stars - ET invades Earth and meets a militant band of prairie dogs! Isaac Asimov - Science: The Heavenly Zoo - 4 stars - Eclipses and the zodiac. Willard Marsh - Forwarding Service - 3 stars - A low-key, vague story about an informal messenger service which arranges for messages to be passed on to ... the after-life? Avram Davidson - The Unknown Law - 4 stars - A man is elected president of the U.S. On his first day he is informed of secret group of people that he can call on to assassinate anyone at any time, legally, in order to protect the country. He very quickly hits a situation ...

  3. 5 out of 5

    OTIS

  4. 5 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tina

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michael Joseph Schumann

  7. 4 out of 5

    Allan Phillips

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dax

  9. 5 out of 5

    Liz

  10. 4 out of 5

    Dante

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Crowl

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