Entry updated 2 July 2016. Tagged: Publication.
US Original-Anthology series (1970-1974) edited by Harry Harrison, published by Delacorte (#1) and then Walker and Co, with paperbacks from Dell (#1, #2, #3) and then Manor Books. All had UK editions also. Its four volumes were Nova 1 (anth 1970), Nova #2 (anth 1972), Nova #3 (anth 1973; vt The Outdated Man 1975) and Nova #4 (anth 1974). This was a catholic series, the contents ranging from old-fashioned sf adventure stories by such writers as Gordon R Dickson through humour by John T Sladek to experimental pieces by younger authors. Tom Reamy made his first sale (though not his debut) here with "Beyond the Cleft" in Nova #4. The most regular contributors were Brian W Aldiss, Barry N Malzberg, Robert Sheckley and, unusually, Naomi Mitchison. It was an entertaining series, but had no great impact. [MJE/PN]
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