Entry updated 24 August 2017. Tagged: Publication.
US Pulp magazine published by Columbia Publications; edited by R A W Lowndes. Six issues, December 1952-January 1954. Much of the fiction was unremarkable, though it did run Lester del Rey's sf thriller "I Am Tomorrow" (December 1952) and the short novel The Duplicated Man (August 1953; 1959) by James Blish and Michael Sherman (a pseudonym for Lowndes). Of more lasting significance was the magazine's nonfiction, which included two two-part critical articles of some note by James E Gunn: "The Philosophy of SF" (March-June 1953) and "The Plot-Forms of SF" (October 1953-January 1954). The magazine was stopped abruptly when sales failed to rise. Three numbered issues were reprinted in the UK in 1953. [MA]
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