y Science Fiction Adventures periodical   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1958; Latest issue indexed: 1962 1958
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

Latest Issues

y Science Fiction Adventures vol. 5 no. 29 1962 Z1687381 1962 periodical issue science fiction
y Science Fiction Adventures vol. 5 no. 27 1962 Z1687368 1962 periodical issue science fiction
y Science Fiction Adventures no. 24 1962 Z996113 1962 periodical issue science fiction
y Science Fiction Adventures vol. 4 no. 23 1961 Z1687300 1961 periodical issue science fiction
y Science Fiction Adventures vol. 4 no. 22 1961 Z1687152 1961 periodical issue science fiction

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The British Science Fiction Adventures began life as a foreign edition of the American magazine by the same name, established in November 1952 under the editorship of Lester Del Ray. The British editor, John Carnell, agreed in September 1956 to publish a British version as 'down-market' companion to the magazines New Worlds and Science Fantasy. The first British edition appeared in January 1958. The first five issues of the British Science Fiction Adventures were not issue-for-issue reprints of the American periodical, but drew material from a number of American issues.

The American parent publication ceased in April 1958, but sales were sufficiently good to justify the continued production of the British edition. By the sixth issue, Carnell dropped the American content, and Science Fiction Adventures became a British magazine. According to Mike Ashley, 'it is the only example of a foreign edition of an sf magazine taking on an identity of its own and outliving its parent' (p.167).

Source: Mike Ashley, Transformations: The Story of Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970, Liverpool University Press, 2005.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1958

Works about this Work

The Journeys They Took Bruce Gillespie , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 57 , January 2005; (p. 8-11) Tirra Lirra , vol. 14 no. 2 2005; (p. 27-31)

— Review of The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing : A Fifty Year Collection 2004 anthology short story novella
The Journeys They Took Bruce Gillespie , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scratch Pad 57 , January 2005; (p. 8-11) Tirra Lirra , vol. 14 no. 2 2005; (p. 27-31)

— Review of The Best Australian Science Fiction Writing : A Fifty Year Collection 2004 anthology short story novella

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Subtitle:
A Nova Science Fiction Magazine (from volume 4, issue 20: May 1963)
Frequency:
Bi-monthly
Range:
January 1958 (volume 1, issue 1) - May 1963 (volume 6, issue 32)
Price:
Two shillings (from volume 1, issue 1 to volume 3, issue 18), then two shillings and sixpence (from volume 4, issue 19 to volume 6, issue 32)
Last amended 29 Jul 2011 12:57:03
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X