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All This and Elwood Too: The Rival Gateways

Mike Ashley

in Gateways to Forever: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310027
eISBN:
9781781380536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310027.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the emergence of the factors that threatened science fiction magazine readership in the 1970s. Besides the growing patronage for television, radio, and cinema, comic books also ... More


Back to the Future: The Final Gateways

Mike Ashley

in Gateways to Forever: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310027
eISBN:
9781781380536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310027.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the changes in the science-fiction-magazine industry during the late 1970s, which witnessed the passing of numerous science fiction magazines, such as Galileo, Cosmos Science ... More


Transformations

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From 1955 to the end of the 1950s, science fiction experienced its most turbulent period. All of the pulp magazines had almost disappeared by the middle of the decade, as their readers began to ... More


Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the second of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. The first volume, Time Machines, traced the development of the ... More


Saturation and Suffocation

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the boom years of science fiction magazines that began in 1952, which saw the publication of seven new science fiction and fantasy magazines in the United States. It was in 1952 ... More


Gateways to Forever: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310027
eISBN:
9781781380536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310027.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This third volume in a four-volume study of science fiction magazines focuses on the turbulent years of the 1970s, when the United States emerged from the Vietnam War into an economic crisis. It saw ... More


An Amazing Experiment1

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Hugo Gernsback's efforts to create the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories in 1926. It notes that Gernsback felt that the change of title would attract sensational ... More


Unleashing the Atom

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the far-reaching implications of atomic power in the field of science fiction during the Second World War. The accelerated development of weapons such as helicopters, guided ... More


Creative Chaos

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While new writers always enter the realms of science fiction, there are certain periods when creativity is more fertile than at other times. Such creativity was evident in 1927–1929, 1937–1940, and ... More


A Galaxy of Stars

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The year 1950 marked the twenty-fourth anniversary of science fiction magazines. Amazing Stories, the first all-science fiction magazine, was launched in April 1926, although science fiction had ... More


Fantasy Versus Reality

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Science fiction explores what could happen, while fantasy focuses on what is beyond the realms of science, such as magic. Based on this definition, science fiction cannot be fantasy. Yet the two ... More


The Best of British?

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1950, issues of science fiction magazines outnumbered science fiction paperbacks in the United States. The opposite was true in Britain, as paper rationing during World War II meant an ... More


The New Wave

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the end of the 1950s, Britain had three regular science fiction magazines, all published by Nova Publications and edited by John Carnell: New Worlds, Science Fantasy, and Science Fiction ... More


The Times they are a-Changing

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the United States, six surviving science fiction magazines would have been enough to expect an improvement in quality. This would deter opportunist publishers who had little interest in science ... More


The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, the first of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present, looks at the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It traces the ... More


The Way the Future Was, 1930–1951

Michael R. Page

in Frederik Pohl

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039652
eISBN:
9780252097744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter looks at Frederik Pohl's first foray into creating a science fictional world by focusing on his youthful adventures in science fiction (SF) fandom. Pohl discovered SF at age ten in 1930. ... More


Aftermath

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Golden Age of science fiction is often attributed to John W. Campbell, Jr's revolution at Astounding Science in the years 1939–1942. The 1960s proved to be the last real Silver Age of the science ... More


Looking Back: The Gateways in Perspective

Mike Ashley

in Gateways to Forever: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310027
eISBN:
9781781380536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310027.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects upon the state of science fiction magazines during 1970s. It argues that science fiction magazines were supposed to be on a steady course during the 1970s, but the death of John ... More


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