Every month, I get a heads up from my connections in the publishing, movie, and aerospace industries to let me know what books, films, and space launches will occur in the near future. August is coming to a close, which means its time for a sneak preview of coming attractions for the month of September. This way, all of you can follow along and share your thoughts.
(Note that publications that I don’t plan to review will be in a smaller font. You are, of course, welcome to try them and let me know if I should take a gander.)
In the world of magazines:
September 1960 Galaxy
September 1960 Fantasy and Science Fiction
September 1960 Analog
September 1960 Fantastic
September 1960 Amazing
In the world of books:
The Status Civilization, by Robert Sheckley
Venus Plus X, by Theodore Sturgeon
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Ben Barzman
Skynappers, by John Brunner ; Vulcan’s Hammer, by Philip K. Dick (ACE Double)
Guardians of Time, a collection of Time Patrol stories by Poul Anderson
Deathworld, by Harry Harrison (already covered by the Journey here)
In the world of movies:
Little Shop of Horrors ; The Last Woman on Earth (a Double Feature!)
In the world of space launches:
Pioneer Moon (Atlas Able)
In the meantime, we also have the leadership of the Free World at stake. Immediately after the Democratic Convention, national polls showed Kennedy leading Nixon at 52-48. Now that the Senator has been stuck in a quagmire of a Congressional Session for the last month, and Nixon was just greeted as the Second Coming in Atlanta, the polls show a different story. Nixon is now the favorite at 53-47.
The Race doesn’t really start until after Labor Day, however. I’m looking forward to the first televised debates come Fall.