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    Cosmic Tales [v1 #10, (June) 1939] ed. Louis Kuslan (Louis Kuslan; 170 Washington Avenue, West Haven, Conn., 5¢, 2pp, quarto mimeographed)
    free to FAPA members. Details supplied by Alistair Durie.


    Cosmic Tales [v1 #11, (June) 1939] ed. Louis Kuslan (Louis Kuslan; 170 Washington Avenue, West Haven, Conn., 5¢, 2pp, quarto mimeographed)
    free to FAPA members. Details supplied by Alistair Durie.


    Cosmic Tales [v1 #12, Summer 1939] ed. Louis & Gertrude Kuslan (Cosmic Publications, 170 Washington Avenue, West Haven, Conn., 10¢, 12pp, quarto mimeographed, cover by Russ Hodgkins)
    Details supplied by Steve Miller and Alistair Durie.
    • 1 · Ramblings · [The Editor] · ed
    • 4 · Robot · Mary G. Byers · ss
    • 5 · Six Against the Past (part 2) · Thos. S. Gardner · rr
    • 7 · Six Against the Past (part 3) · L. R. Chauvenet · rr
    • 8 · Wobbling Along · The Vagrant · ar; on current censorship in some fanzines.
    • 9 · Speer’s Scribblings · Jack Speer · cl; on recent events in fandom.
    • 11 · Continuation of previous items



    Cosmic Tales [v2 #2, June 1940] ed. Richard B. Crain (Richard B. Crain; 1734 Willow Ave, Weehawken NJ, 15¢, 30pp, quarto mimeographed, cover by John Giunta)
    Note: I appear to be missing the last two sheets so have added items after page 26 as per the index. Details supplied by Alistair Durie.
    • 2 · [advertisements]
    • 3 · Index · Anon. · ix
    • 4 · Day After Yesterday · Ray van Houten · ss
    • 6 · The Death of Bob and Koso · James V. Taurasi · vi
    • 7 · St. Helena · Jack Speer · ar; on recent events in fandom, mainly the fan wars after the World SF Convention in 1939.
    • 10 · Dear Reader · Richard B. Crain · lt; open letter.
    • 11 · Stars · Nils H. Frome · ss
    • 15 · Cosmicramblings · [The Editor] · ed
    • 16 · Career of Henry the Rat · Fred W. Fischer · vi
    • 17 · Critical Criticism · Harry Warner · ar; on his dislike of some fans criticising each other unreasonably.
    • 19 · Weird Whisperings of Things Beyond Our Ken · Anon. · vi
    • 20 · The Instantaneous Entity · Jack Speer · ss
    • 22 · Romauro, Avenger · Luego · ss
    • 25 · Imagination · Ted Dikty · ar
    • 26 · Mysterious Mars · Lionel Dilbeck · pm
    • 26 · If Lear Had Been a Science Fiction Fan · Anon. · pm
    • 27 · Fantasy Review—Shooting Stars · Fred W. Fischer · rv
    • 28 · Fantasy Review—What Do You Know? · A. L. Widner · rv
    • 29 · Fantasy Review—Little Known Science Fic · Larry B. Farsaci · rv
    • 30 · Preview of Next Issue · [The Editor] · ms


    Cosmic Tales [v2 #3, April-May-June 1941] ed. James V. Taurasi (James V. Taurasi; 137-07 32nd Avenue, Flushing, New York, 10¢, 18pp, quarto mimeographed, cover by Frank R. Paul)
    Note: First two pages unnumbered, contain table of contents etc., so real page number is two higher. Details supplied by Alistair Durie.
    • 1 · Cosmicomments · James V. Taurasi · ed
    • 2 · What the Moon Brings · H. P. Lovecraft · pp The National Amateur May 1923
    • 4 · In the Days of the Giants · Thos. S. Gardner · ss
    • 8 · Requiem · Sam Moskowitz · ss
    • 12 · Continuation of “In the Day of the Giants”
    • 15 · Cometeers · Anon. · ms; announcement that the Cometeers will, henceforth, be part of Cosmic Tales.




    Cosmopolitan:    (about)
    The Cosmopolitan—USA; Mar. 1886- ; Joseph N. Hallock (1886-1889), John Brisben Walker (1889-1905), William Randolph Hearst (1905- ); monthly; standard format, on coated stock, often with colour illustrations, it became a big slick with the Sep. 1916 issue; editors Joseph N. Hallock (1886-1889), John Brisben Walker (1889-1905), Ray Long (1918-1931); although failing when taken over in 1889, it became a success under Walker in the 1890s, dropping its price to 10 cents in competition with the new-model magazines such as McClure’s and Munsey’s; it serialized Wells’s “The War of the Worlds” (1897) and “The First Men in the Moon” (1900-1901); other authors included Maxim Gorky, W. W. Jacobs, Ambrose Bierce, Arthur B. Reeve; went through a muck-raking period in the 1900s but switched heavily to fiction in 1912; absorbed Hearst’s International, Mar. 1925.











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