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Science Fiction [1939]

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1939 – Sep-1941: Science Fiction Index

#merges with Future (Science) Fiction

Publishers

  Mar-1939 – Dec-1939: Blue Ribbon Magazines (Columbia Publications)
  Mar-1940 – Jan-1941: Double-Action Magazines, Inc. (Columbia Publications)
  Mar-1941 – Sep-1941: Columbia Publications

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Science Fiction (UK)

Total Issues: 2

The dates of the two issues correspond to the US editions that they reprint, but they are not complete reproductions. The Oct-1939 issue lacks a short story and possibly some other material, while the Dec-1939 has all the fiction but lacks some of the non-fiction content.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1939 – Dec-1939: Index to British Science Fiction Magazines
Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing and Distributing
Pagecounts:   96pp
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Science Fiction (Canada) [1941]

Total Issues: 6

Canadian reprint from Columbia magazines, with original artwork.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1941 – Jun-1942: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Superior Magazines, Toronto, Canada
Editors:   William Brown-Forbes
Formats:   large pulp
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   mostly monthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Science*Fiction [1945]

Fanzine including fiction by Robert Bloch.

Issues & Index Sources:  1945 – ?
Publishers:   New York City
Editors:   Larry Shaw and Dan & Judy Zissman

Science Fiction (Australia) [1977]

Science Fiction is primarily a journal of review and criticism. In its earlier issues it ran some fiction and verse. The magazine continued to be published to 1992 at least but no longer carried any fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1977 – ?: Science Fiction Index (sample issues only)
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Science Fiction (Australia) [1952]

see also under American Science Fiction (Magazine)

Science Fiction Adventure Classics

see under Science Fiction Classics

Science Fiction Adventures [1952]

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1952 – May-1954: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Science Fiction/Future Publications
Editors:   Lester del Rey to Sep-1953, then Harry Harrison
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   160pp
Frequency:   generally bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Science Fiction Adventures [1956]

Total Issues: 12

UK edition took on a separate existence. The numbering of the first issue was derived from Suspect, a detective magazine which ceased after 5 issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1956 – Jun-1958: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Royal Publications
Editors:   Larry Shaw
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly to Jun-1957, then six weekly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Science Fiction Adventures (UK)

Total Issues: 32

Originally a reprint edition of the second US title, but continued with original stories from Jan-1959 after the American edition folded. Notations like "printed 3/58" that appeared in the lower right corner of the contents page were the closest thing to dates that appeared in this magazine.

A Canadian reprint edition was distributed from #15 at least.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1958 – #32, 1963: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Nova Publications
Editors:   John Carnell
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/- (rising to 2/6d from #19, Mar-1961)
Pagecounts:   112pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Science Fiction Adventures (Australia)

Australian reprint edition of Science Fiction Adventures (UK). As far as is known the contents are identical to the UK issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
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Science Fiction Adventures (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Science Fiction Adventures (UK). As far as is known the contents are identical to the UK issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  1960? – 1963?: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all except #16, #17, #20, #21, #22, #25, #28, #29, #30, #31)
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Science Fiction Adventures (New Zealand)

New Zealand reprint edition of Science Fiction Adventures (UK). As far as is known the contents are identical to the UK issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   P.B. Fisher
Prices:   2/9d
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Science Fiction Adventures [1974]

see under Science Fiction Classics

Science Fiction Adventures Yearbook

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  1970: Science Fiction Index
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Science Fiction Age

Total Issues: 46

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1992 – May-2000: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Sovereign Media Co., Herndon, VA
Editors:   Scott Edelman
Formats:   slick
Prices:   $4.95
Pagecounts:   100pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Science Fiction Classics [1931]

Total Issues: 1

A large-size paperbound book, given away as a subscription premium. It was first advertised in the May 1931 issue of Wonder Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1931: Science Fiction Index
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Science Fiction Classics [1942]

Total Issues: 6

Booklet series, first advertised in Future Feb '43 (on sale in Dec '42).

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1942 – #6, 1942: Science Fiction Index
Prices:   10c each or six for 50c
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Science Fiction Classics [1967]

Total Issues: 6+2+6+6+10+12=42

These issues were the starting point for the most complex sequence of Ultimate's reprint magazines, a sequence which underwent two title changes and spun off two additional titles. Since the exact sequence of issues and interrelationships of these titles seems little understood, this would seem an appropriate place to summarize them.

Following the sixth issue a bewildering sequence of title changes began. The seventh issue was titled SF Adventure Classics. This was followed by Strange Fantasy: #s 8, 9 and 10. After that SF Adventure Classics #8 was issued, which had the retroactive effect of splitting off the Strange Fantasy issues into their own sequence, which continued through #13.

SF Adventure Classics #8 was followed by Space Adventures #9, 10 and 11. A title change back to SF Adventure Classics appeared to take place with the next issue, #12. However, shortly afterward a Space Adventures #12 also appeared and continued the original sequence, eventually concluding with #14. Thus was the second sequence of SF Adventure Classics retroactively split off to form its own sequence, which continued for several more years.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1967 – #6, 1968: Science Fiction Index
  #7, 1969 – #8, 1969, as Science Fiction Adventure Classics: Science Fiction Index
  #8, 1969 – #13, 1970, as Strange Fantasy: Science Fiction Index
  #9, 1970 – #14, 1971, as Space Adventures (Classics): Science Fiction Index
  #12, 1970 – #21, 1972, as Science Fiction Adventure Classics: Science Fiction Index
  #22, 1973 – #33, 1974, as Science Fiction Adventures: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Ultimate Publishing

Editors

  1967 – 1968: Ralph Adris (Herb Lehrman)
  1968 – 1969: Herb Lehrman (pseudonymously)
  1970 – 1974: Sol Cohen (pseudonymously)

Formats

  digest

Prices

  50c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  mostly quarterly, but bimonthly from Jan-1972

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia (Science Fiction Classics)
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia (Space Adventures)
  Science Fiction Encyclopedia (Strange Fantasy)
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