There was no mail yesterday thanks to the federal holiday. Last night there was an ice storm which kept us home from work, and all day long I’ve been worrying that the mail would not arrive. But the mail truck just drove up and the mailman delivered the one package I’ve been waiting for in order to get started on my vacation in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. The July and August 1939 Astounding’s have arrived and they are in the best condition of any of the issues I have received thus far. Check out the pictures below.
I’m getting started right away, and it is my hope to have the first post of this vacation up on Monday. After that, expect one each Monday unless that schedule is too aggressive for me to keep up with, in which case I’ll revisit it. At this point, I have the first 18 consecutive issues of the Golden Age and that gives me plenty of time to start to fill in the gaps.