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Fantastic Story Quarterly

Entry updated 21 August 2012. Tagged: Publication.

US reprint Pulp magazine, 23 issues Spring 1950 to Spring 1955, the title changing after Spring 1951 to Fantastic Story Magazine; published by Best Books, a subsidiary of Standard Magazines. Sam Merwin Jr was editor until Fall 1951, being succeeded by Samuel Mines and then by Alexander Samalman for the last two issues.

Most of the reprints were from Startling Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories; early issues carried a good deal of material from Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories. Fantastic Story Quarterly used a few original stories, including Gordon R Dickson's first, "Trespass!" (1950), written with Poul Anderson, and occasionally went outside the chain for reprints – e.g., publishing A E van Vogt's Slan (September-December 1940 Astounding; 1946; rev 1951) in the Summer 1952 issue. Most issues carried a complete novel. There was a Canadian edition of the first four numbers. [BS]


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