‘New Worlds’ (magazine: U.S.A.)

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 to the magazine which would go on to become the most seminal of speculative fiction periodicals. Some fourteen years into that post-war run, a short-lived American edition of the magazine appeared (5 issues, see below), mostly comprised of stories reprinted from the British edition.

New Worlds Science Fiction (U.S.A.) Vol. 1 No. 1
Concord, N.H.:  Great American Publications digest, March 1960;
edited by Hans Stefan Santesson;
price:  35 cents;
128 pages;
cover artist: Kelly Freas.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Visitor At Large’ by James White (from U.K. New Worlds No. 84);
p. 42: ‘The Gentle Approach’ by Kenneth Bulmer (from N.W. No. 84);
p. 64: ‘After The Moon?’ (non-fiction, uncredited);
p. 65: ‘Strange Menhir’ by E. Henley (from N.W. No. 84);
p. 76: ‘Sands Our Abode’ by Francis G. Rayer (from N.W. No. 84);
p. 92: ‘The Other Side Of The Moon’ (non-fiction, uncredited);
p. 94: ‘Another Word For Man’ by Robert Presslie (from N.W. No. 78);
p. 109: ‘Atmosphere Of Venus Dangerous’ (non-fiction, uncredited);
p. 110: ‘Flying Saucer Of The Seas’ (non-fiction) by Stephen Lloyd (a.k.a. Hans Stefan Santesson?);
p. 112: ‘Calling Mr. Francis’ by Colin Kapp (from N.W. No. 84);
p. 125: ‘Yogis Training Soviet Spacemen?’ (non-fiction, uncredited);
p. 126: ‘The Forgotten Ones’ by Stephen Bond (a.k.a. Santesson);
p. 127: ‘Wishful Thinking’ (vignette, uncredited).

New Worlds Science Fiction (U.S.A.) Vol. 1 No. 2
Concord, N.H.:  Great American Publications digest, April 1960;
edited by Hans Stefan Santesson;
price:  35 cents;
128 pages;
cover artist: Brian Lewis.

(To be continued…)