‘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 [1]
(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.

Contents:-
p. 5: ‘Two Worlds In Peril’ (illustrated by [Robert] Engle) by James Blish & Phil Barnhart;
p. 39: ‘Slaves Of The Star Giants’ (illustrated by William Bowman) by Robert Silverberg;
p. 79: ‘The Fan-Space’ by Archibald Destiny (a.k.a. Larry T. Shaw);
p. 83: ‘Assassin’ (illustrated by [Emmanuel] Stallman) by Harlan Ellison;
p. 125: ‘The Readers’ Space’ (letters);
p. 129: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by Shaw (as “LTS”).

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 3
New York:  Royal Publications digest, April 1957;
edited by Larry T. Shaw;
price:  35¢;
130 pages;
cover artist: Ed Emsh
(a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller).

Contents:-
p. 4: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by Larry T. Shaw (as “LTS”);
p. 5: ‘Clansmen Of Fear’ (illustrated by “Emsh” [a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller]) by Henry Hasse;
p. 45: ‘Gulliver Planet’ (illustrated by [William] Bowman) by Daniel F. Galouye;
p. 86: ‘The Fan-Space’ by Archibald Destiny (a.k.a. Shaw);
p. 89: ‘Spawn Of The Deadly Sea’ (illustrated by [Robert] Engle) by Robert Silverberg;
p. 128: ‘The Readers’ Space’ (letters).

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 4
New York:  Royal Publications digest, June 1957;
edited by Larry T. Shaw;
price:  35¢;
130 pages;
cover artist: Ed Emsh
(a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller).

Contents:-
p. 4: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by Larry T. Shaw (as “LTS”);
p. 5: ‘Yesterday’s Man’ (illustrated by [Robert] Engle) by Algis Budrys;
p. 39: ‘Run For The Stars’ (illustrated by “Emsh” [a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller]) by Harlan Ellison;
p. 74: ‘The Fan-Space’ by Archibald Destiny (a.k.a. Shaw);
p. 79: ‘Chalice Of Death’ (illustrated by [William] Bowman) by Calvin M. Knox (a.k.a. Robert Silverberg);
p. 117: ‘Moths’ by Charles L. Fontenay;
p. 127: ‘The Readers’ Space’ (letters).

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 5
New York:  Royal Publications digest, August 1957;
edited by Larry T. Shaw;
price:  35¢;
130 pages;
cover artist: Robert Engle.

Contents:-
p. 4: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by Larry T. Shaw (as “LTS”);
p. 5: ‘This World Must Die!’ (illustrated by “Emsh” [a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller]) by Ivar Jorgenson (a.k.a. Robert Silverberg);
p. 43: ‘Alien Night’ (illustrated by Robert Engle) by Thomas N. Scortia;
p. 88: ‘The Fan-Space’ by Archibald Destiny (a.k.a. Shaw);
p. 93: ‘Forbidden Cargo’ (illustrated by [William] Bowman]) by Harlan Ellison;
p. 126: ‘“You And Your Short Cuts!”’ (cartoon) by Luther Scheffy;
p. 127: ‘The Readers’ Space’ (letters).

Science Fiction Adventures Vol. 1 No. 6 [2]
(see alternative Vol. 1 No. 6 above)
New York:  Royal Publications digest, September 1957;
edited by Larry T. Shaw;
price:  35¢;
130 pages;
cover artist: Ed Emsh
(a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller).

Contents:-
p. 4: ‘The Slave’ (illustrated by “Emsh” [a.k.a. Ed Emshwiller]) by C.M. Kornbluth;
p. 44: ‘The Editor’s Space’ by Larry T. Shaw (as “LTS”);
p. 45: ‘Mission To Oblivion’ (illustrated by [Robert] Engle) by John Victor Peterson;
p. 89: ‘The Flame And The Hammer’ (illustrated by [William] Bowman]) by Robert Silverberg;
p. 127: ‘The Readers’ Space’ (letters).

(To be continued…)