Fantasy Review/Science-Fantasy Review (17 of 18 issues published).

By: Gillings, Walter (ed) FANTASY REVIEW

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17 of the 18 issues published 1947-1950 of the UK sf fanzine, comprising reviews, articles and news, missing just the second issue.. A continuation of the earlier ''Scientifiction - The British Fantasy Review'' which Gillings had edited a decade earlier (1937: seven issues total), but with a new name. Scarce early British sf fanzine/magazine. Octavo, eighteen issues, pictorial self wrappers, stapled. Professionally printed as a neat twenty-page booklet (later growing to thirty-two and even forty pages), it was edited with Gillings' usual polish. Gillings also wrote most of the contents, often under such pen names as ''Thomas Sheridan'' and ''Geoffrey Giles'', and the magazine contains an immense amount of news of all kinds, as well as intelligent reviews and criticism. It was certainly the most mature news magazine British fandom had produced, and it is still one of the most elaborate of its kind.'' (Tymn and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 824-25). Some rusting of staples, a near fine to fine set. (#131684) $250.00

''UK fanzine, ed. Walter Gillings. 18 issues 1947 - 1950. Gillings, previously editor of several UK SF magazines - Tales of Wonder (1937-1942), Strange Tales (1946) and Fantasy (1946 - 1947) - found himself needing an outlet for his energies after the demise of the latter title and began FANTASY REVIEW, which was almost identical in format and content to his earlier fanzine Scientifiction (seven issues 1937 - 1938) and later fanzine Cosmos (three issues 1969). It carried reviews and sf news items, and was professional in appearance. For its last three numbers the title changed to SCIENCE-FANTASY REVIEW. When in 1950 Gillings was given the editorship of Science Fantasy, the new sister magazine to Nova Publications' New Worlds, he incorporated Science-Fantasy Review into its first two issues as a news-chat section; this disappeared when John Carnell assumed the editorship of Science Fantasy with the third issue'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: Fantasy Review/Science-Fantasy Review (17 of 18 issues published).

Author Name: Gillings, Walter (ed) FANTASY REVIEW


Edition: First editions.

Publisher: Walter Gillings: Ilford, Essex.: 1947-1950.

Binding: Stapled pictorial wrappers.

Grading: Some rusting to staples, a VG/VG+ set overall, the worst copy being the first issue which has edge loss to the first two pages due to what looks like rodent nibbling (?).

Seller ID: 18772