‘Science Fiction Adventures’

Science Fiction Adventures (magazine: U.S.A.), 12 issues, 1956–’58;

Science Fiction Adventures (magazine: U.K.), 32 issues, 1958–’63:-
Science Fiction Adventures Nos 1–8
Science Fiction Adventures Nos 9–16
Science Fiction Adventures Nos 17–24
Science Fiction Adventures Nos 25–32

The British edition of Science Fiction Adventures magazine was preceded by twelve issues of an American edition (see above), and began life mostly comprised of stories reprinted from the American edition before going on to publish its own original material; to quote Michael Moorcock: “somewhat at odds with its title, [S.F.A.] published some of the most thoughtful British SF)”.

British Edition

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 1
London:  Nova Publications digest, March 1958;
American Edition edited by Larry T. Shaw;
British Edition edited by John Carnell;
original price:  2/-;
114 pages;
cover artist: (Jose) Rubios
(a.k.a. Terry Maloney) from an original by Ed Emsh (a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller).

Contents:-
p. 4: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by Larry T. Shaw (as “LTS”);
p. 5: ‘The Slave’ (illustrated by “Emsh” [a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller]) by C.M. Kornbluth (from American Edition Vol. 1 No. 6 [2]);
p. 45: ‘Chalice Of Death’ (illustrated by [William] Bowman) by Calvin M. Knox (a.k.a. Robert Silverberg) (from U.S.A. Vol. 1 No. 4);
p. 82: ‘Yesterday’s Man’ (illustrated by [Robert] Engle) by Algis Budrys (from U.S.A. Vol. 1 No. 4).

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 2
London:  Nova Publications digest, May 1958;
American Edition edited by Larry T. Shaw;
British Edition edited by John Carnell;
original price:  2/-;
114 pages;
cover artist: (Jose) Rubios
(a.k.a. Terry Maloney) from an original by John Schoenherr.

Contents:-
p. 4: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by Larry T. Shaw (as “LTS”);
p. 5: ‘One Against Herculum’ (illustrated by Richard Kluga) by Jerry Sohl (from American Edition Vol. 2 No. 3);
p. 48: ‘Two Worlds In Peril’ (illustrated by [Robert] Engle) by James Blish & Phil Barnhart (from U.S.A. Vol. 1 No. 2);
p. 79: ‘Secret Of The Green Invaders’ (illustrated by “Emsh” [a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller]) by Robert Randall (a.k.a. Robert Silverberg & Randall Garrett) (from U.S.A. Vol. 1 No. 6 [1]).

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 3
London:  Nova Publications digest, July 1958;
American Edition edited by Larry T. Shaw;
British Edition edited by John Carnell;
original price:  2/-;
114 pages;
cover artist: (Brian) Lewis.

Contents:-
p. 4: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by John Carnell (as “J.C.”);
p. 5: ‘Clansmen Of Fear’ (illustrated by “Emsh” [a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller]) by Henry Hasse (from American Edition Vol. 1 No. 3);
p. 43: ‘Earth Shall Live Again!’ by Calvin M. Knox (a.k.a. Robert Silverberg) (from U.S.A. Vol. 2 No. 2);
p. 79: ‘Man Overboard’ by Alex Kirs (from U.S.A. Vol. 2 No. 3);
p. 93: ‘Moon Dust’ by Richard R. Smith (from U.S.A. Vol. 2 No. 2);
p. 104: ‘Moths’ by Charles L. Fontenay (from U.S.A. Vol. 1 No. 4).

(To be continued…)