‘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 already 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”.

Science-Fantasy Vol. 1 No. 3
London:  Nova Publications digest, Winter 1951/’52;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  “two shillings”;
96 pages;
cover artist: (Reina) Bull.

Contents:-
p. 1: ‘The Time Is Not Yet…’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by Walter Gillings;
p. 2: ‘Pawley’s Peepholes’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by John Wyndham;
p. 20: ‘The Undying Enemy’ (illustrated by [Bob] Clothier) by F.G. Rayer;
p. 37: ‘Double Trouble’ (illustrated by Quinn) by William F. Temple;
p. 48: ‘Then There Were Two’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by J.T. M’Intosh;
p. 54: ‘The Moving Hills’ (illustrated by Hunter) by E.R. James;
p. 71: ‘Grounded’ by E.C. Tubb;
p. 79: ‘Loser Take All’ (illustrated by Quinn) by N.K. Hemming.

Science-Fantasy Vol. 2 No. 4
London:  Nova Publications digest, Spring 1952;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  “two shillings”;
96 pages;
cover artist: (Reina) Bull.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Things Are On The Move…’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by Herbert J. Campbell;
p. 4: ‘Resurrection’ (illustrated by [Reina] Bull) by John Christopher;
p. 42: ‘Next In Line’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by A. Bertram Chandler;
p. 56: ‘Forecasts And Ratings’ (for issue No. 3);
p. 57: ‘The Treasure Of Tagor’ (illustrated by Quinn) by Sydney J. Bounds;
p. 68: ‘Plimsoll Line’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by F.G. Rayer;
p. 74: ‘Outworlder’ (illustrated by [Bob] Clothier) by Peter Hawkins.

Science-Fantasy Vol. 2 No. 5
London:  Nova Publications digest, Autumn 1952;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  “two shillings”;
96 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘The Last Fifty Years And The Next’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by J.M. Walsh;
p. 4: ‘Stitch In Time’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by J.T. M’Intosh;
p. 24: ‘Was Not Spoken…’ (illustrated by Quinn) by E.E. Evans;
p. 41: ‘Circus’ (illustrated by [Bob] Clothier) by Peter Hawkins;
p. 59: ‘Not As We Are’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by E.R. James;
p. 81: ‘Enemy In Their Midst’ (illustrated by Clothier) by Alan Barclay.

Science-Fantasy Vol. 2 No. 6
London:  Nova Publications digest, Spring 1953;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  “two shillings”;
97 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘The Volunteers’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by J.T. M’Intosh;
p. 37: ‘The Kowtshook’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by John Christopher;
p. 44: ‘Confessional’ (illustrated by Quinn) by E.C. Tubb;
p. 59: ‘Traders’ Planet’ (part) by Francis G. Rayer;
p. 64: ‘One In Every Port’ (illustrated by Hunter) by Richard Lawrence;
p. 72: ‘Insurance Policy’ (illustrated by Hunter) by Lan Wright;
p. 80: ‘Evolutionary Expansion’ (part) (non-fiction; as “Editorial” on contents page) by John Carnell;
p. 81: ‘Time To Go Home’ (illustrated by [Bob] Clothier) by J.F. Burke;
p. 96: ‘Evolutionary Expansion’ (conclusion);
p. 97: ‘Traders’ Planet’ (conclusion).

Science Fantasy Vol. 3 No. 7
London:  Nova Publications digest, March 1954;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  1/6;
128 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘The Pattern Of Science Fiction’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by John Wyndham;
p. 5: ‘Seek Earthmen No More’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by Francis G. Rayer;
p. 38: ‘Death Sentence’ by John Christopher;
p. 45: ‘Stranger From Space’ (illustrated by Quinn) by Gene Lees;
p. 60: ‘Beggars All’ (illustrated by Gordon Hutchings) by J.T. M’Intosh;
p. 86: ‘The Trojan Way’ (illustrated by [Bob] Clothier) by Francis Richardson;
p. 102: ‘Detective Story’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by J.F. Burke;
p. 115: ‘Unfortunate Purchase’ (illustrated by Hutchings) by E.C. Tubb;
p. 126: Advertisements.

Science Fantasy Vol. 3 No. 8
London:  Nova Publications digest, May 1954;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  1/6;
128 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Science Into Fantasy’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by Wilson Tucker;
p. 6: ‘Tomorrow’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by E.C. Tubb;
p. 42 (as 43 on contents page): ‘The Shimmering Tree’ (illustrated by Quinn) by Margaret Lowe;
p. 55: ‘Space Prize’ by Francis G. Rayer;
p. 63 (as 61 on contents page): ‘Once Upon A Time’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by Jonathan F. Burke;
p. 79 (as 77 on contents page): ‘Take A Letter’ (illustrated by Gordon Hutchings) by P.W. Cutler;
p. 92 (as 88 on contents page): ‘Dawn Of Peace Eternal’ (illustrated by “Smith”) by John Ashcroft;
p. 104: Advertisements;
p. 106 (as 99 on contents page): ‘The Conquerors’ (illustrated by Hutchings) by Lan Wright.

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Nos 9–16

Science Fantasy Vol. 3 No. 9
London:  Nova Publications digest, July 1954;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  1/6;
128 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Something New Wanted…’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by J.T. McIntosh;
p. 6: ‘This Precious Stone’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by H.J. Murdoch (a.k.a. McIntosh);
p. 54: ‘Criminal Record’ by Brian W. Aldiss;
p. 63: ‘Six Of One…’ by A. Bertram Chandler;
p. 72: ‘Occupational Hazard’ (illustrated by Gordon Hutchings) by E.C. Tubb;
p. 85: ‘Last Man On Mars’ by W.P. Cockcroft;
p. 95: ‘Family Secret’ by Arthur Coster (a.k.a. Richard deMille);
p. 106: ‘Haven’ (illustrated by Hutchings) by Peter Hawkins.

Science Fantasy Vol. 4 No. 10
London:  Nova Publications digest, September 1954;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  1/6;
128 pages;
cover artist: Norman Partridge.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Five Into One’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by J.T. McIntosh;
p. 31: ‘Bitter Sweet’ by E.C. Tubb;
p. 39: ‘Zone Of Youth’ by Martin Jordan;
p. 50: ‘The Chronoclasm’ by John Wyndham;
p. 70: ‘Dark Summer’ (illustrated by Quinn) by Francis G. Rayer;
p. 88: ‘Stone And Crystal’ (illustrated & written) by John Ashcroft;
p. 98: ‘Unborn Of Earth’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by Les Cole.

Science Fantasy Vol. 4 No. 11
London:  Nova Publications digest, December 1954;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  2/-;
128 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Standard Style’ (non-fiction [guest editorial], not on contents page) by William F. Temple;
p. 6: ‘Live For Ever’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by J.T. McIntosh;
p. 32: ‘Where’s The Matter?’ by Richard Rowland;
p. 43: ‘I Hear You Calling’ by Eric Frank Russell;
p. 48: ‘The Tooth’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by G. Gordon Dewey;
p. 64: ‘The Enemy Within Us’ (illustrated by Quinn) by E.C. Tubb;
p. 81: ‘The Mailman’ by Joseph Slotkin;
p. 92: ‘Co-Efficiency Zero’ (illustrated by [Brian] Lewis) by Francis G. Rayer;
p. 106: ‘First Trip’ (illustrated by Lewis) by Sydney J. Bounds;
p. 117: ‘Dimple’ by John Kippax.

Science Fantasy Vol. 4 No. 12
London:  Nova Publications digest, February 1955;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  2/-;
128 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘What’s The Difference?’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by Alfred Bester;
p. 6: ‘The Wrong Track’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by George Whitley (a.k.a. A. Bertram Chandler [and credited thus on contents page);
p. 40: ‘The Dragon’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by Alan Barclay;
p. 55: ‘The Last Day Of Summer’ by E.C. Tubb;
p. 63: ‘Auto-Fiction Ltd.’ (illustrated by [Brian] Lewis) by Wanless Gardener;
p. 84: ‘Eternity’ (illustrated by Hunter) by William F. Temple;
p. 112: ‘Free Will’ by Dal Stivens;
p. 116: ‘Breathing Space’ by Brian W. Aldiss.

Science Fantasy Vol. 5 No. 13
London:  Nova Publications digest, April 1955;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  2/-;
128 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Ever Been To Uranus?’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by Jonathan Burke;
p. 6: ‘In A Misty Light’ (illustrated by [M.] Bradshaw) by Richard Varne;
p. 58: ‘Late’ by A. Bertram Chandler;
p. 68: ‘Poor Henry’ by E.C. Tubb;
p. 76: ‘Smoothies Are Wanted’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by E.R. James;
p. 97: ‘Mossendew’s Martian’ (illustrated by Quinn) by John Kippax;
p. 106: ‘The Adjusters’ (illustrated by [Alan?] “Hunter”) by Jonathan Burke;
p. 122: ‘Pass The Salt’ by Helen M. Urban.

Science Fantasy Vol. 5 No. 14
London:  Nova Publications digest, June 1955;
edited by John Carnell;
original price:  2/-;
128 pages;
cover artist: (Gerard) Quinn.

Contents:-
p. 2: ‘Follow My Leader’ (non-fiction; as “Guest Editorial” on contents page) by E.C. Tubb;
p. 6: ‘Sheamus’ (illustrated by [Gerard] Quinn) by Martin Jordan;
p. 48: ‘Special Delivery’ (illustrated by [Ken] Woodwood) by John Kippax;
p. 61: ‘Reluctant Hero’ (illustrated by Woodwood) by Gavin Neal;
p. 73: ‘Agent’ by E.C. Tubb;
p. 80: ‘Psi No More’ (illustrated by “Osborne”) by Kenneth Bulmer;
p. 94: ‘Hilda’ by W.B. Hickey;
p. 98: ‘My Brother’s Wife’ by Wilson Tucker;
p. 110: ‘Double Act’ by (illustrated by “Rowland”) Howard Lee McCarey.

(To be continued…)