‘New Worlds’ (magazine: the Carnell era)

New Worlds Nos 1–3
New Worlds Nos 4–12
New Worlds Nos 13–21
New Worlds Nos 22–30
New Worlds Nos 31–42
New Worlds Nos 43–54
New Worlds Nos 55–66

New Worlds Nos 67–78
New Worlds Nos 79–89
New Worlds Nos 90–101
New Worlds Nos 102–110
New Worlds Nos 111–119
New Worlds Nos 120–132
New Worlds Nos 133–141

New Worlds magazine was preceded by four issues of a fanzine version (q.v.), which itself followed an earlier fanzine, Novae Terrae — Latin for ‘New Worlds’ — (29 issues, 1936–’39). Wartime paper shortages curtailed the N.W. fanzine’s run, but gave rise after the War (see below) to the magazine which would go on to become the most seminal of speculative fiction periodicals.

Nos 1–3

New Worlds Vol. 1 No. 1
London:  Pendulum Publications pulp, 1946 (July);
edited by John Carnell;
prices:  2/-
(original cover) & 1/6 (variant cover);
64 pages;
cover artists: R.A. Wilkin
(original cover) (also interior) & Victor Caesari (variant cover).

Original cover
Variant cover, (re)published due to poor sales of original issue No. 1 (and good sales of issue No. 2 [see below])

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘The Mill Of The Gods’ by Maurice G. Hugi;
p. 22: Editorial by John Carnell (as “The Editor”);
p. 23: ‘Solar Assignment’ by Mark Denholm (a.k.a. John Russell Fearn);
p. 30: ‘Knowledge Without Learning’ by K. Thomas (a.k.a. Fearn);
p. 36: ‘Sweet Mystery Of Life’ by John Russell Fearn;
p. 43: ‘The Three Pylons’ by William F. Temple;
p. 58: ‘White Mouse’ by Thornton Ayre (a.k.a. Fearn).

New Worlds Vol. 1 No. 2
London:  Pendulum Publications pulp, 1946 (October);
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  2/-;
64 pages;
cover artist: Victor Caesari;

interior: Bob Wilkin.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘The Living Lies’ by John Benyon (a.k.a. John Wyndham);
p. 21: ‘Space Ship 13’ by Patrick S. Selby;
p. 25: Editorial by John Carnell (as “The Editor”);
p. 26: ‘Vicious Circle’ by Polton Cross (a.k.a. John Russell Fearn);
p. 32: ‘The Literary Line-Up’ (story ratings for issue No. 1);
p. 33: ‘Ahead Of Reality’ (non-fiction) by L.J. Johnson;
p. 34: ‘Lunar Concession’ by Thornton Ayre (a.k.a. Fearn);
p. 47: ‘Pacificon’ (non-fiction) by Forrest J. Ackerman;
p. 48: ‘Foreign Body’ by John Brody;
p. 53: ‘The Micro Man’ by Alden Lorraine (a.k.a. Ackerman);
p. 56: ‘Green Spheres by W.P. Cockcroft.

New Worlds Vol. 1 No. 3
London:  Pendulum Publications pulp, 1947 (October);
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  1/6;
64 pages;
cover artist: “Slack”
.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Dragon’s Teeth’ (illustrated by “Slack”) by John K. Aiken “Aitken” on cover);
p. 28: Editorial by John Carnell (as “The Editor”);
p. 29: ‘The Terrible Morning’ (illustrated by “Slack”?) by Nick Boddie Williams (as Nick Boddy Williams on contents page);
p. 36: ‘From Beyond The Dawn’ (illustrated by “Dennis”) by F.G. Rayer;
p. 42: ‘Fantasia Dementia’ (illustrated by “Dennis”) by Maurice G. Hugi;
p. 53: ‘The Literary Line-Up’ (story ratings for issue No. 2);
p. 54: ‘Inheritance’ (illustrated by “Dennis”) by Charles Willis (a.k.a. Arthur C. Clarke);
p. 57: Competition;
p. 58: ‘The Inexorable Laws’ (illustrated by “Dennis”?) by John Brody;
p. 64: Book Review (uncredited).

(Followed by New Worlds Nos 4–12)