SF Horizons: Volumes 1 & 2 (from the author's own library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W. (& Harry Harrison, eds.)

Price: £75.00

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Hardcover reprint of the two issues of this sf (non-fiction) magazine published in total (each 64 pages) - Spring 1964 and Winter 1965 (no. 1 and 2). Articles and book reviews by James Blish, C. S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, William S. Burroughs, editors Harrison & Aldiss, and others. A fine attempt to establish a popular magazine of SF comment and criticism. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed on the rear pastedown, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''. Very uncommon hardcover (the original 1964/1965 magazines are equally uncommon).

''UK critical journal edited by Brian Aldiss and Harry Harrison, with Tom Boardman acting as business manager. Digest-sized; two 64pp issues only, Spring 1964 and Winter 1965. An early attempt to establish a serious critical sf journal - and as such a precursor of Foundation - SF Horizons carried critical articles by James Blish and others, including both editors. Aldiss also wrote as ''C C Shackleton'', whose initials allegedly stood for Charles Charleston. The most notable solo piece is Aldiss's ''Judgement at Jonbar''in no 1, an extended discussion of Jack Williamson's The Legion of Time (May-July 1938 Astounding; rev 1952). Also featured were interviews with C S Lewis and Kingsley Amis (jointly - a three-way discussion with Aldiss), and with William S Burroughs, plus verse reprints from Robert Conquest and C S Lewis. SF Horizons was literate, quirky, caustic and short-lived; its main problem was that it appeared several years before there was a sufficient audience for such a magazine. Both issues were reprinted by Arno Press in a single volume as SF Horizons (Malcolm Edwards & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: SF Horizons: Volumes 1 & 2 (from the author's own library).

Author Name: Aldiss, Brian W. (& Harry Harrison, eds.)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: SF Horizons Ltd: Oxford.: 1964-1965.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 45193