Its Beacon Books imprint took over the Galaxy Science Fiction Novels series in the late 1950s. Galaxy Science Fiction Novels, sometimes titled Galaxy SF Novels, or simply Galaxy Novels, were a series of mostly reprint American SF novels published between 1950 and 1961.
The series was started by H. L. Gold, the editor of Galaxy Science Fiction, in 1950, as a companion to the main Galaxy magazine. There was one novel per issue, which appeared in digest size format, making the books in the series look like digest magazines.
In 1959, after 35 issues, the series was sold to Beacon Books, which changed the format to mass-market paperback size and introduced its own numbering scheme, continuing the series for another 11 issues. They also had the contents of some books revised to add mild sexual content and changed their titles accordingly.
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