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Amazing Histories, May 1927: Long Journeys and Short Trips

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 Histories, April 1927: The First Anniversary

Amazing Stories' first anniversary issue hits the stands.

Amazing Histories, March 1927: Hidden Worlds

Amazing Stories gives up its use of Amazing Stories Bulky Weave paper, Gernsback laments not being able to please 100% of his readers and some of them complain, just a bit, in the letter column.

Amazing Histories, February 1927: New Worlds and Human Failings

Time to activate the way-back machine once more as we journey to February 1927 and the latest issue of Amazing Stories!
The Devil-Doll

A. Merritt on Film: Burn, Witch, Burn!

Tod Browning's adaptation of A Merritt's Burn, Witch Burn! was less faithful to the source material than a Mexican film based on the same material, but was technically a much better film.
Seven Footprints to Satan.

A. Merritt on Film: Seven Footprints to Satan

Taken as a spiritual successor to The Cat and the Canary, Seven Footprints to Satan is not too bad. That said, it is a shame that First National missed the chance to give filmgoers a full-blooded A. Merritt adaptation.

Amazing Histories, January 1927: Start of a New Year

The first issue of Amazing Stories for 1927 features writing by, among others, Murray Leinster and H. G. Wells, as well as the magazine's first...letters column!

Amazing Histories, December 1926: Moon-Men and Murders

Amazing Stories closes out its first year of publication with excerpts from novels by H. G. Wells and Garrett O. Serviss, and much, much more.

Amazing Histories, November 1926: Apocalyptic Visions

The November 1926 issue of Amazing Stories contained a lot of dark stories, including the conclusion of the serialization of H. G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Amazing Histories, October 1926: Pole to Pole

It's back to October 1926...

Amazing Histories, September 1926: Novel Matters

the sixth issue of Amazing Stories focuses on novel excerpts rather than short stories, but what novel excerpts they are!

Amazing Histories, August 1926: The Mind Electric

A recurring theme in Amazing Stories #5 is the alteration of the human mind.

Amazing Histories, July 1926: Science or Fantasy?

In issue four of Amazing Stories, Hugo Gernsback editorializes about how much science should appear in stories in his magazine; but, does the fiction deliver?

Amazing Histories, June 1926: World’s End and Wacky Inventions

What strange stories would be put in front of readers of the third issue of Amazing Stories?

Amazing Histories, May 1926: The Stories Continue

A creature resembling a cross between a moth, an owl and a devil fish stares into a transparent, ovoid object. Behind it is a...

Amazing Histories, April 1926: The Dawn of Scientifiction

Doris V. Sutherland kicks off a new series, reviewing Amazing Stories - from the beginning!