Planet Stories, Satellite Science Fiction, Unknown, Science Fantasy, Vanguard Science Fiction – these are some of the greatest magazine covers of all time.
Many more Great magazine covers from the world of science fiction
Well, at least according to me!
I decided to go ahead and finish out October’s anniversaries in one go, as there are very few magazines remaining on the stands on either decennial anniversary. Ten years ago (2013), pretty much tells the […]
As far as magazines on the news stands goes, nineteen ninety three was not a bad year: Weird Tales managed to get two issue out (not shown because I don’t think the issue from two […]
Amazing Stories started this whole thing in 1926. (I’m ignoring Weird Tales and The Thrill Book because neither was a “science fiction” magazine.) In 1929 Gernsback lost his publishing empire to bankruptcy and later that […]
October 1983. Might be NSFW.
October 1973 brings with it the 23rd anniversary issue of Galaxy, a sputtering revival of Weird Tales and a suggestion that the new Vertex Science Fiction might be hanging around for a bit.
October of 1963 sees the number of magazines on the news stands still dwindling from their mid-50s high.
Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine, edited by David G. Hartwell
October 1953 on the news stands. Titles have already begun to fade from the stands as the heyday of genre mags begins to wane./
What might have been on the stands in October, 1943.
The SF/F/H magazines on the stands, ninety years ago this month
A more recent addition to the collection.
What the magazine stands might have looked like for Fans in years gone by
Sixty years ago – 1963 – would find me on the verge of discovery with the upcoming airing of Fireball XL-5 – which would eventually lead me down the path to Science Fiction Fandom. Meanwhile, […]
Eighty and ninety years ago, the news stands were a changing landscape for fans of the genre.
A look at some “also-rans” in the history of the SF magazine
William McCaffrey, Charles C. Ryan, Galileo and Galaxy and Avenue Victor Hugo all come together in this SF historical nexus
Captain Future, the first and ONLY Science Fiction Hero Pulp!
A short-lived attempt at returning to the field by one of the genre’s first editors.
This is one that I definitely acquired in the Huckster’s Room of a convention…probably a Philcon, probably the 1974 or 1975 Philcon. (I say “Huckster” because that is what it was affectionately called back then.) […]
Fantastic Universe, one of the more successful digests emerging from the 1953 Boom in SF magazines.
Today, a short-lived action-adventure SF magazine from 1952 that brings back memories of the ice cream truck
Another pulp magazine from the late 1930s that forms part of Marvel Comic’s pre-history
An autobiographical “pulp” celebrating the life and times of Fandom’s Number 1 Fan Personality
Tiny humans still entertaining anthropologists; India’s moon landing; Edelman’s pic from the 51st Worldcon; astronauts return; Fanzine scanning; new Di Filippo release; Garcia makes a case for fanzines; Hunt Valley Inn closing; Star Wars going “from bad to worse” and chickens get dino legs!
Starlog, a very successful media-oriented magazine
Frederik Pohl (and yes, there is no “c” in Froderik) is a personal favorite among the ranks of classic SF authors. But he’s not just one of my favorite authors (and a guy who I […]
Two magazines intertwined with a lot of science fiction history