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Michael R. Page

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039652

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.001.0001

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The Galaxy Years, 1952–1969

The Galaxy Years, 1952–1969

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(p.47) Chapter 2 The Galaxy Years, 1952–1969
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Frederik Pohl
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Michael R. Page

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.003.0003

This chapter focuses on Frederik Pohl's Galaxy years that began in 1952, when his novel entitled Gravy Planet was published in the June, July, and August issues of the magazine. The early 1950s were marred by the Cold War paranoia of McCarthyism, when intellectuals around the country were investigated, indicted, and otherwise harassed. Curiously, the science fiction community, by and large, was not brought before the McCarthyite witch hunters, even though they had been writing stories about atomic war, political oppression, and future power-politics and global political realignment for years. For instance, Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth's novels The Space Merchants and Gladiator-At-Law did not attract the forces of political oppression, particularly given Pohl's former dabbling in communist political circles. This chapter examines some of Pohl's works that were published in Galaxy between 1952 and 1969, including the novels The Reefs of Space, The Starchild Trilogy, The Age of the Pussyfoot, and A Plague of Pythons, as well as the short story “Day Million.”

Keywords:   science fiction, Frederik Pohl, Galaxy, Gravy Planet, McCarthyism, novels, The Space Merchants, The Reefs of Space, The Age of the Pussyfoot, A Plague of Pythons

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