‘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 below), 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)”.

American Edition

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 6
(preceded by five issues of Suspect Detective Stories (1955/’56)
New York:  Royal Publications digest, December 1956;
edited by Larry T. Shaw;
price:  35¢;
130 pages;
cover artist: Ed Emsh
(a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller).

Contents:-
p. 5: ‘The Starcombers’ (illustrated by William Bowman) by Edmond Hamilton;
p. 50: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by Larry T. Shaw (as “LTS”);
p. 51: ‘Secret Of The Green Invaders’ (illustrated by “Emsh” [a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller]) by Robert Randall (a.k.a. Robert Silverberg & Randall Garrett);
p. 87: ‘Battle For The Thousand Suns’ (illustrated by John Giunta) by Calvin Knox & David Gordon (a.k.a. Silverberg & Garrett, as “Calvin Knox” [only] on cover);
p. 124: ‘Hadj’ by Harlan Ellison;
p. 129: ‘The Fan-Space’ by Archibald Destiny (a.k.a. Shaw).

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 2
New York:  Royal Publications digest, February 1957;
edited by Larry T. Shaw;
price:  35¢;
130 pages;
cover artist: William Bowman.

(To be continued…)