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Amazing Stories Quarterly

Entry updated 8 February 2023. Tagged: Publication.


US letter-size Magazine, companion to Amazing (but twice as thick) and successor to Amazing Stories Annual. 22 issues, Winter 1928-Fall 1934, first under the aegis of Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing Company and later (1929-1934), edited by T O'Conor Sloane after Gernsback had lost control, under the various incarnations of Radio Science/Teck Publications. In addition to short stories it featured a complete novel in every issue, beginning with H G Wells's When the Sleeper Wakes (1899) but thereafter using mainly original material. It published many of the most important early pulp sf novels: "White Lily" (Winter 1930; as The Crystal Horde 1952) and Seeds of Life (Fall 1931; 1951), both assembled as Seeds of Life & White Lily (omni 1966), by John Taine; "The Black Star Passes" (Fall 1930; title story of coll of linked stories 1953) and Invaders from the Infinite (Spring/Summer 1932; 1961) by John W Campbell Jr; "Paradise and Iron" (Summer 1930) and The Birth of a New Republic (Winter [ie January] 1931; 1981 chap) by Miles J Breuer (the latter with Jack Williamson); The Sunken World (Summer 1928 and Fall 1934; 1949) by Stanton A Coblentz; and The Bridge of Light (Fall 1929; 1950) by A Hyatt Verrill. Gernsback's own Ralph 124C 41+ (April 1911-March 1912 Modern Electrics; 1925; Winter 1929 Amazing Stories Quarterly) was reprinted.

Some rebound issues of Amazing were re-released, three to a volume, in 1940-1943 (13 issues) and 1947-1951 (15 issues) as Amazing Stories Quarterly. [BS]


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