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Issue Details: First known date: 1956-1959; Latest issue indexed: 1958 1956-1959
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y Super Science Fiction vol. 2 no. 6 October 1958 Z995649 1958 periodical issue science fiction
y Super Science Fiction vol. 1 no. 5 August 1957 Z1698357 1957 periodical issue

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Edited by W.W. Scott, Super-Science Fiction (which ran to a total of eighteen issues) was not, according to Mike Ashley, a good science-fiction periodical; since Scott could not distinguish good science fiction from bad, the magazine's quality was distinctly variable.

Towards the end of its run, the magazine embraced the contemporary film trend of monster threats: each of the final four issues included the large banner 'Special Monster Issue'.

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


  • In 2011, Robert Silverberg published Tales of Super-Science Fiction, comprising stories from Super-Science Fiction.

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PeriodicalNewspaper Details

Vol 1, No 1 (Dec. 1956) - Vol 3, No 6 (Oct. 1959)
Thirty-five cents
Last amended 9 Jan 2012
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