Todd Mason enticed me to buy Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf (1985) and Benchmarks Continued: F&SF “Books” Columns 1975-1982 (2013). I read these science fiction book review columns when they were originally published. Algis Budrys’ reviews always inform and entertain. Rereading Budrys’ reaction to Harlan Ellison’s Dangerous Visions (1968) or Poul Anderson’s Flannery of Terra (1966) reveal canny assessments. The new edition of Budrys’ F&SF reviews continues to explore the key SF novels of those years. Hopefully, more volumes of Budrys’ reviews will be published (two more volumes are planned). I consider John Clute to be the best SF critic followed closely by Barry N. Malzberg. But Algis Budrys’ reviews deserve to be read by those who care about science fiction.