Whortleberry Press
The Golden Age of the Fifties


Whortleleaves has an interesting essay on the Fifties as the true Golden Age of Science Fiction.

I started reading sf late Fifties, early Sixties (before the revolutions) and loved it for two reasons. One for good stories fun to read. Two because as the essays point out, it was the one place you could explore ideas. It was a very free wheeling place since no one took science fiction seriously.

I'll add to the essay that Rod Serling (according to The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Zicree), created The Twilight Zone partly because he was so frustrated as a writer for tv. He found he could put words into the mouth of a Martian that he never could on convention tv.

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