Science Fiction Age vol 4 no 5 (whole no 23).

By: SCIENCE FICTION AGE, (ed. Scott Edelman)

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Grading: NF/Fine copy.


Issue 23 (July 1996). Glossy, full-color SF magazine: 46 issues published bi-monthly from November 1992 to May 2000.

''a bold and extremely welcome magazine that strove to achieve what many had tried before and failed, being a genuine slick science fiction magazine. Science Fiction Age was the most impressive professional sf magazine launched in the 1990s, and eclectic mix and a reminder that only ten years before, editor Scott Edelman had published Last Wave, where he bemoaned the lack of a market for radical, cutting-edge sf. Now he was buying for a major, commercial magazine and needed to merge his desire for the experimental in with the need to publish ''the most intelligent, adult, science fiction being written today,'' as he stated in his opening editorial, adding that these stories needed to be ''exciting and thought-provoking.'' Edelman succeeded in offering both thought-provoking and fascinating fiction which would have appealed to both traditionalists and the new generation of readers. Fiction contributors included Stephen Baxter, Ben Bova, David Brin, Greg Costikyan, Paul Di Filippo, Thomas M Disch, David Garnett, Geoffrey A Landis, David Langford, Barry N Malzberg, Robert Reed, Mike Resnick, Brian Stableford, Allen Steele, and Jack Williamson, a creditable range of experience, talent and innovation. However it is the liveliness of the layout, the artwork, and the non-fiction pieces that probably accounted for most of Science Fiction Age's success. Artists covered in the ''Gallery'' feature included Wayne Barlowe, John Berkey, Chesley Bonestell, Jim Burns, Vincent Di Fate, Bob Eggleton, James Gurney, Steve Hickman, Tom Kidd, David Mattingly, Syd Mead, Chris Moore, Richard Powers, Barclay Shaw and Michael Whelan amongst others - a genuine feast of visual wonder. It remains the most visually attractive commercial magazine yet produced and, more rewardingly, one of the most interesting (Mike Ashley & Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Science Fiction Age vol 4 no 5 (whole no 23).

Author Name: SCIENCE FICTION AGE, (ed. Scott Edelman)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition.

Publisher: Sovereign Media: VA.: 1996.

Binding: Magazine.

Grading: NF/Fine copy.

Seller ID: 39288