31 January 2015
I first started reading Analog magazine in the later half of 1970, at age 13. This was a year before John Campbell's death and the subsequent switch of editors to Ben Bova. I wasn't very sophisticated, or educated in SF politics, but even I could tell that I'd missed most of Analog's best years.
Here is a rundown of what was in 1970's issues.
|Harrison's serial concludes in February's issue, and the Freas cover illustrates " Birthright " by Poul Anderson. Chilson has another story, "The Fifth Ace".|
|Another Kelly Freas cover for May, for "But Mainly By Cunning" by John Dalmas. James Schmitz gives us a Telzey story "Resident Witch". yet another short story by Hank Dempsey (Harry Harrison). No book reviews this issue.|
|November, and right winger Campbell rails against hippies in his editorial. Another Freas cover. An early Vernor Vinge story, "Bomb Scare" is the highlight of the issue. Herbert's "Whipping Star" gets reviewed.|
|December, and a nice cover by Freas for a rather lackluster story by ChilsonThe long Dickson novel plods on. Miller reviews Anderson's "A Circus of Hells"|