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Doris V. Sutherland
Science has made hardly a single step that scientifiction has not foretold. And science, in return, has disclosed a million new and startling facts, to serve as wings for the scientifiction author's brain.
Why are there dinosaurs on the lunar surface?
In 1930 Astounding Stories was a new publication, edited not by John W. Campbell but by Harry Bates
The fourth issue of the magazine the Astounding Award (for Best New Author) is named.
Capt. S.P. Meek & Ray Cummings lead of this third installment of a pulp icon.
The February 1930 issue of Astounding Stories of Super-Science has hit the newsstands.
Amazing Stories' early rival gets some love with this review of its very first issue
A review of one of Amazing Stories' most iconic issues
So the time is not distant when it will be possible for us to witness a ball game a thousand miles away.
A contest to search for a "symbol for scientifiction"
The editors realize that, this being your publication, you, the reader, have certain ideas, not only about this publication, but about scientifiction as well.
Amazing Stories' most collectible issue, featuring the birth of Space Opera and the origin of Anthony 'Buck' Rogers.
Scientific investigations conducted at the Gernsback offices...and a report on the July, 1928 issue of the magazine
Gernsback experiences myth becoming reality; H.G. Wells, David H Keller, Baron Munchhhausen's adventures and more round out this 1928 issue of the magazine
"We believe that America will in time, become known as the hotbed of scientifiction..." Hugo Gernsback, 1928
A cautionary editorial about predicting the future of technology; giant octopi in print, presaging giant creature films, and more
Clair Winger Harris, HG Wells, Gernsback, and an appeal to design a symbol for "Scientifiction"
Doris Sutherland continues her review of Amazing Stories' early history. including letter column praise for H.P. Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space.
Gernsback introduced Amazing Stories Quarterly when readers begged him to take the magazine weekly. Here's the first issue.
Baron Munchausen begins his adventures anew in the latest issue of Amazing Stories
"I have tried to get several of my friends to read your magazine by lending out old copies of mine; when their parents find these copies they refuse to let them even finish the stories"
No, tthat's not a futuristtic opium den on the cover, though the editorial content does dabble in psychology.
Journey back to November 1927, when Hugo Gernsback suggests that some science fiction concepts may become obsolete.
Two people stand inside an observatory, staring up at the sky. They have access to a large telescope, but they are not looking through...
extraterrestrial diseases, chemically-created spectres, man-eating plants, electric deathtraps and people being turned to stone...and it's ONLY 1927....
The debut of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, and an iconic Frank R. Paul cover.
Two-fer, as Doris dives deep into both the July 1927 issue and the one and only Amazing Stories Annual.
In this latest issue, Hugo Gernsback announces that he and his associates have chosen the three contest winners from around 360 entrants
From Gernsback's editorial: “The editors of Amazing Stories… are trying their best to keep from this magazine stories that belong rather in the domain of fairy tales than in scientifiction”,
Amazing Stories' first anniversary issue hits the stands.
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