TOPS IN SCIENCE FICTION, (ed. Jack O'Sullivan)
Title Tops In Science Fiction vol 1 no 1 (Spring 1953) issue.
Binding Pulp Magazine.
Book Condition VG+ copy.
Edition First edition.
Publisher Love Romances Publishing Co., Inc.; Stamford, C. 1953.
Seller ID 42739
First of just two issues (the second - Fall, 1953 - was digest-sized). published in total in 1953, reprinting the ''better'' stories from PLANET STORIES.
''US reprint magazine. Two issues, Spring 1953 (standard Pulp size) and Fall 1953 (Digest size). Published by Love Romances, New York; edited by Jack O'Sullivan (#1) and Malcolm Reiss (#2). Tops in Science Fiction featured stories which had first appeared in Planet Stories. Contributors included such Planet Stories regulars as Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury. The change from pulp to digest shows the dilemma some of the traditional pulp publishers faced as the pulp chains dissolved and the distributors turned their backs on them. A UK edition, published by Top Fiction, had three digest-sized issues 1954-1956'' (Philip Harbottle, Mike Ashley & Malcolm Edwards/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).