‘Science Fantasy’

Science Fantasy Nos 1–8
Science Fantasy Nos 9–16
Science Fantasy Nos 17–24
Science Fantasy Nos 25–32
Science Fantasy Nos 33–40
Science Fantasy Nos 41–48
Science Fantasy Nos 49–56

Science Fantasy Nos 57–64
Science Fantasy Nos 65–81

Science Fantasy (digest) magazine was preceded by three issues of the fanzine, Science-Fantasy Review (1949/’50), formerly called just Fantasy Review (15 issues, 1947–’49), which itself was a post-War revival of an earlier fanzine, Scientifiction: The British Fantasy Review (7 issues, 1937–’38).  All three fanzine titles were edited by Walter Gillings, who went on to edit the first two issues of Science Fantasy including short fiction not used in another (short-lived) Gillings-edited digest, Fantasy: The Magazine Of Science Fiction (3 issues, 1946/’47).

Nos 1–8

Science-Fantasy Vol. 1 No. 1
London:  Nova Publications digest, Summer 1950;
edited by Walter Gillings;
original price:  “one & sixpence”;
96 pages;
cover artist: “Powell”.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Fantasies And Facts’ (editorial) by Walter Gillings (as “The Editor”);
p. 4: ‘The Belt’ (illustrated by [Bruce] Gaffron) by J.M. Walsh;
p. 29: ‘The Road To The Stars’ (reviews) by Geoffrey Giles (a.k.a. Gillings);
p. 31: ‘Time’s Arrow’ (illustrated by [Harry] Turner) by Arthur C. Clarke;
p. 43: ‘Travellers In Time’ (part) (reviews) by Valentine Parker (a.k.a. Gillings);
p. 45: ‘Monster’ (illustrated by Turner) by Christopher Youd (a.k.a. John Christopher);
p. 53: ‘The Battle Of The Canals’ (part) (non-fiction) by Thomas Sheridan (a.k.a. Gillings);
p. 60: ‘The Cycle’ (illustrated by “Powell”) by P.E. Cleator;
p. 69: ‘A History Of The Future’ (reviews) by John K. Aiken;
p. 71: ‘Advent Of The Entities’ (illustrated by Turner) by E.R. James;
p. 92: ‘The Battle Of The Canals’ (conclusion);
p. 93: ‘The Jinn In The Test-tube’ (non-fiction) by Herbert Hughes (a.k.a. Gillings);
p. 95: ‘Travellers In Time’ (conclusion);
p. 96: “small advertisements”.

Science-Fantasy Vol. 1 No. 2
London:  Nova Publications digest, Winter 1950;
edited by Walter Gillings;
original price:  “one & sixpence”;
96 pages;
cover artist: (Harry) Turner.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Going Your Way’ (editorial) by Walter Gillings (as “The Editor”);
p. 3: ‘The Ark’ (illustrated by “Ernst”) by F.G. Rayer;
p. 31: ‘2000 Years Of Science Fiction’ (reviews) by Geoffrey Giles (a.k.a. Gillings);
p. 34: ‘Black-Out’ (illustrated by “Powell”) by John Russell Fearn;
p. 47: ‘Silence, Please!’ (part) (illustrated by “Powell”) by Charles Willis (a.k.a. Arthur C. Clarke);
p. 57: ‘Bogy In The Sky’ (non-fiction) by Thomas Sheridan (a.k.a. Gillings);
p. 66: ‘Silence, Please!’ (conclusion);
p. 67: ‘History Lesson’ (illustrated by “Powell”) by Arthur C. Clarke;
p. 69: ‘The Charms Of Space Opera’ (reviews) by John K. Aiken;
p. 77: ‘Martian Mandate’ (illustrated by [Harry] Turner) by Norman C. Pallant;
p. 75: ‘The Dawn Of Space-Travel’ (reviews) by Valentine Parker (a.k.a. Gillings);
p. 96: “small advertisements”.

(To be continued…)