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Vintage SciFi Magazine ‘Galaxy’ Preserved Online – And Hopefully Also SoundCloud

Long-time Slashdot reader Paul Fernhout writes: Archive.org has made available 355 issues of Galaxy Magazine for free access. Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980 with stories from many sci-fi greats [including Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, and Robert Heinlein]. At its peak, Galaxy greatly influenced the science fiction field. See also Open Culture and The Verge for more about the history of a magazine that help shape the imaginations of a generation of techies..
Meanwhile, Archive.org’s Jason Scott — who also founded textfiles.com — says his own group of preservationists “plans large scale backing up of Soundcloud soon” — or at least part of it. A placeholder page already informs visitors that “We are currently working on getting all the API data… We also are writing the scripts to get a good grab of everything we can.” Scott told Motherboard Saturday “Our main concern is artists and creators suddenly finding their stuff gone, and making it so it’s not in oblivion.”

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