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An Astounding Surprise at the Gun Show

On my way to do some grocery shopping, I came across a gun show at the local fairgrounds. With not much else going on, I decided to check it out. There were some cool stuff at the show - my favorite was an impeccably restored Thompson sub machine gun with gold trim. What really caught my eye though, and what I ended up purchasing, had nothing to do with weapons. I found a set of 10 original Astounding Science Fictions magazines. Not in the best of condition, but certainly readable and with the unmistakable Old Book Smell that leads me to despise things like Keendles. Some of the less interesting covers (seriously) For those of you without retainers, can breath through their nose and that have girl friends, Astounding Science Fiction was a pop sci fi serial that ran from 1938 to 1960 (when it became Analog magazine, itself a great read). Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein were both regular contributors who published some of their earliest work there. This man's side burns co