For almost 60 years, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has been seducing readers young and old with a monthly digest of some of the best and worst of genre fiction. Enticed by two lurid covers, three generations have been prompted to read short fiction featuring alien worlds and ray guns, interspersed with smart book reviews and science articles. Now every single one of those lurid covers is available for browsing over at Phil Stephensen-Payne’s fantastic website.
I’m a junkie of old sci-fi pulp cover art so this brought back some good memories. When I first began fumbling around genre fiction in the late ’80s and early ’90s, my Dad subscribed me to the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and every month, I’d grubbily wile away an afternoon smearing cheap newsprint over my hands as I devoured the latest stories from Arthur C. Clarke or Orson Scott Card, Isaac Asimov and Harlan Ellison.
Incidentally, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has been making some promising steps onto the web lately. They now have a blog that’s making a nice name for itself.
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