Vacation in the Golden Age

Follow along in my vacation through the Golden Age of science fiction. Below is a list of all of the issues of Astounding I am collecting and reading through. Each Episode in my vacation represents one issue.  Dates in red indicate the estimated post date for the issue. Asterisks indicate issues that, according to Barry N. Malzberg, are among the best issues of Astounding ever to appear. A downloadable schedule of episode dates/issue dates can be found hereLast updated on October 1, 2012.

1939

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Episode 1: Jul ’39 * Episode 2: Aug ’39 Episode 3: Sep ’39
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Episode 4: Oct ’39 Episode 5: Nov ’39 Episode 6: Dec ’39

1940

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Episode 7: Jan ’40 Episode 8: Feb ’40 Episode 9: Mar ’40
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Episode 10: Apr ’40 Episode 11: May ’40 Episode 12: Jun ’40
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Episode 13: Jul ’40 Episode 14: Aug ’40 Episode 15: Sep ’40
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Episode 16: Oct ’40 Episode 17: Nov ’40 Episode 18: Dec ’40

1941

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 Episode 19: Jan ’41 Episode 20: Feb ’41  Episode 21: Mar ’41
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 Episode 22: Apr ’41  Episode 23: May ’41  Episode 24: Jun ’41
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Episode 25: Jul ’41  Episode 26: Aug ’41  Episode 27: Sep ’41
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 Episode 28: Oct ’41  Episode 29: Nov ’41 Episode 30: Dec ’41

1942

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 Episode 31: Jan ’42 Episode 32: Feb ’42 Episode 33: Mar ’42
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 Episode 34: Apr ’42  Episode 35: May ’42  Episode 36: Jun ’42
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Episode 37: Jul ’42  Episode 38: Aug ’42 Episode 39: Sep ’42
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 Episode 40: Oct ’42  Episode 41: Nov ’42 Episode 42: Dec ’42

1943

  • Ep. 43: January (Jameson, van Vogt, Boucher, Stewart, Padgett, Kuttner, Miller, Rocklynne)
  • Ep. 44: February (Padgett, Stewart, van Vogt, Marlowe, Norton, Kuttner, Keith, Holden, de Camp)
  • Ep. 45: March (Simak, O’Donnell, van Vogt, Holems, Padgett)
  • Ep. 46: April (Jones, Fischer, van Vogt, Padgett, Hull, Jameson, Aiken, Kuttner, Tucker, King, Wright, Bond)
  • Ep. 47: May (Cartmill, Leiber, Jones, Kuttner, Alvarez)
  • Ep. 48: June (Padgett, Leiber, Boucher, Holmes, del Rey, Hull, Smith)
  • Ep. 49: July (Simak, van Vogt, Leiber, Pierce, Henry, Miller)
  • Ep. 50: August (Boucher, Moore, Jameson, Padgett, Leiber, van Vogt)
  • Ep. 51: September (Clement, Moore, van Vogt, Bradbury, Holmes, Charles, Davis, Wooster, MacBeth, Smith, Bradbury)
  • Ep. 52: October (Jones, Russell, Padgett, van Vogt, Jameson, Long, Brown)
  • Ep. 53: November (Padgett, van Vogt, Smith, Leinster, Asimov)
  • Ep. 54: December (Hull, Boucher, Smith, Miller, Padgett)

1944

  • Ep. 55: January (Jameson, Clement, Simak, Long, van Vogt, Miller)
  • Ep. 56: February (Jameson, Leinster, Smith, Leiber, Asimov, del Rey)
  • Ep. 57: March (Long, Hull, O’Donnell, Cartmill, Russell, van Vogt)
  • Ep. 58: April (Jameson, Pierce, Leiber, van Vogt, Smith, Simak)
  • Ep. 59: May (Long, Miller, Simak, Hull, Chandler, Wentz, Brown, Geier)
  • Ep. 60: June (Leinster, Brown, Hull, Walton, Clement)
  • Ep. 61: July (Jones, Leiber, Anderson, Simak)
  • Ep. 62: August (Long, Asimov, Jones, van Vogt)
  • Ep. 63: September (Simak, Shelton, Jones, Jameson, van Vogt, Leiber)
  • Ep. 64: October (Jameson, Smith, Jones, McClary, del Rey, Asimov)
  • Ep. 65: November (Sturgeon, Long, Padgett, Simak, Jameson, van Vogt)
  • Ep. 66: December (Smith, Moore, Long, Jameson, Hall, Holman, Powerll)

1945

  • Ep. 67: January (Hull, van Vogt, Brown, Abernathy)
  • Ep. 68: February (Padgett, Long, Leiber, Jameson)
  • Ep. 69: March (Smith, Leiber, Abernathy, Chandler, Asimov, Long)
  • Ep. 70: April (Asimov, Leiber, Jameson, Jones, Smith)
  • Ep. 71: May (Long, Leinster, van Vogt, St. John, Long)
  • Ep. 72: June (Chandler, Padgett, Smith, Leinster, van Vogt, Walton)
  • Ep. 73: July (Rocklynne, O’Donnell, Padgett, Russell, Geier, Leinster)
  • Ep. 74: August (Rocklynne, van Vogt, del Rey, Leinster, Asimov)
  • Ep. 75: September (Padgett, van Vogt, Rocklynne, Clement, Leinster, Jones)
  • Ep. 76: October (Chandler, van Vogt, Leinster, Padgett)
  • Ep. 77: November (St. Reynard, Smith, Asimov, Padgett, Long)
  • Ep. 78: December (Smith, Padgett, Asimov)

1946

  • Ep. 79: January* (Smith, McDowell, Padgett, Rocklynne, Latham, Leinster)
  • Ep. 80: February (Chandler, Padgett, O’Donnell)
  • Ep. 81: March (Chalder, Howard, Padgett, Smith, Leinster, Jenkins, Long)
  • Ep. 82: April (Shelton, Jones, Smith, Sturgeon, Clarke)
  • Ep. 83: May (Davis, Clarke, Smith, Brown, Padgett, van Vogt, Tenn)
  • Ep. 84: June (Sturgeon, Jones, Rocklynne, Simak, Boucher)
  • Ep. 85: July (Smith, Clement, Latham, Chandler, Padgett, van Vogt)
  • Ep. 86: August (Carter, van Vogt, Hull, Zagat, Jones)
  • Ep. 87: September (O’Donnell, Jones, Zagat, Edwards, Smith, Asimov)
  • Ep. 88: October (MacDougal, Chandler, Clement, van Vogt, Smith, Davis)
  • Ep. 89: November (Simak, Sturgeon, van Vogt, Champion, Chandler)
  • Ep. 90: December (Kahn, van Vogt, Russell, Smith, Padgett)

1947

  • Ep. 91: January (Smith, Kahn, Padgett, Fyfe, Chandler, Leinster, Walton)
  • Ep. 92: February (Sturgeon, Padgett, Dragonette, Smith, Russell, Jones)
  • Ep. 93: March (Tenn, Williamson, Anderson & Waldrop, Banks, Asimov)
  • Ep. 94: April (Phillips, van Vogt, Hopkinson, Clement, Piper, Padgett)
  • Ep. 95: May* (Sherred, Padgett, Sturgeon, O’Donnell, Davis)
  • Ep. 96: June (van Vogt, O’Donnell, Davis, Tenn, Jones)
  • Ep. 97: July (Anderson, Williamson, O’Donnell, Grendon)
  • Ep. 98: August (Walton, Jones, Hubbard, Smith, Leinster)
  • Ep. 99: September* (Smith, Russell, Hubbard, Hopkinson, Vance, Miller)
  • Ep. 100: October (Smith, Lafayette, Hubbard, Cartur, Long)
  • Ep. 101: November (Padgett, Smith, Tinde, Lafayette, Sturgeon)
  • Ep. 102: December* (Simak, van Vogt, Smith, Coppel, Yamin)

1948

  • Ep. 103: January (Asimov, Smith, MacFadyen, Bade)
  • Ep. 104: February (Bade, Smith, MacDonald, Sturgeon)
  • Ep. 105: March (Leinster, Williamson, Smith, Campbell, Hubbard, Asimov)
  • Ep. 106: April (Padgett, Piper, Williamson, Chandler, Tenn)
  • Ep. 107: May (van Vogt, Leinster, Hubbard, MacDonald, Williamson)
  • Ep. 108: June (Fennel, Russell, Merril, Asimov)
  • Ep. 109: July (Piper, Russell, Wilkinson, Browning)
  • Ep. 110: August (Harness, Russell, Chandler, Gray, van Vogt)
  • Ep. 111: September (Lafayette, Smith, Lea, MacDonald, Phillips, Willis)
  • Ep. 112: October* (Sturgeon, van Vogt, Farrell, MacDonald, Munro, Blish & Knight)
  • Ep. 113: November (Winter, Shiras, van Vogt, Sturgeon, Coupling)
  • Ep. 114: December (Anderson, Russell, van Vogt, Fyfe)

1949

  • Ep. 115: January* (Padgett, Asimov, Winter, van Vogt, Macfarlane, Merrill)
  • Ep. 116: February (Padgett, Phillips, Stewart, Meredith, Russell, Youd)
  • Ep. 117: March (Graham, Shiras, de Camp, Stewart, Russell, Clement)
  • Ep. 118: April (Youd, Russell, Lafayette, Stewart, Pease, Sturgeon)
  • Ep. 119: May (Bade, Asimov, Clement, Anderson, Lafayette)
  • Ep. 120: June* (Lafayette, van Vogt, Clement, Anderson & Gergen, Macfarlane, Latham, Sturgeon)
  • Ep. 121: July* (Simak, Schmitz, Pease, Coppel, Grendon, Beynon, de Camp)
  • Ep. 122: August (Phillips, MacDonald, de Camp, Brown, Hubbard)
  • Ep. 123: September (Fyfe, Anderson, de Camp, Clarke)
  • Ep. 124: October (Hubbard, Anderson, Davis, Locke, Neville, MacLean, Jones)
  • Ep. 125: November (Sturgeon, Asimov, Heinlein, del Rey, de Camp, van Vogt)
  • Ep. 126: December (Schmitz, Asimov, Heinlein, Hubbard, Pease)

1950

  • Ep. 127: January (Young, Asimov, McCarthy, Latham, Anderson)
  • Ep. 128: February* (van Vogt, O’Donnell, Hubbard, Anderson, Cartmill, MacLean, Young)
  • Ep. 129: March (Shiras, Piper, Hubbard, Jones, Fyfe)
  • Ep. 130: April (Blish, van Vogt, Hubbard, Munro, de Camp)
  • Ep. 131: May (Anderson, van Vogt, Acheson, Vance)
  • Ep. 132: June (Asimov, macLean, van Vogt, Cartmill, de Camp, Robinson)
  • Ep. 133: July (O’Donnell, Kornbluth, James, McCormack, Russell)
  • Ep. 134: August (Kahn, Piper, Long, Bester, de Camp)
  • Ep. 135: September (Leiber, O’Donnell, Fyfe, Powers, Morrison)
  • Ep. 136: October* (Jones, de Camp, Leiber, Menasco)
  • Ep. 137: November (Schmitz, Jones, de Camp, Russell, Anderson, Fyfe)
  • Ep. 138: December (Fyfe, Blish, de Camp, McIntosh, Moore, Deutsch)

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