Algol: The Magazine About Science Fiction no 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 32.

By: ALGOL, (ed. Andrew Porter)

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Grading: Near fine (NF) copies.


Six issues from 1969-1978. Long-running and important small-press sf magazine (early issues were mimeographed fanzines) with articles, reviews interviews and regular columns. 44 issues published 1963-1984. Issue 15 (Spring 1969) includes Norman Spinrad ''The Bug Jack Barron Papers'': issue 20 has a special section on Cordwainer Smith, issue 21 includes pieces by Ursula K. Le Guin, John Brunner, Gregory Benford, Alfred Bester, J. G. Ballard (''A New Metaphor For The Future''), Jack Williamson, Richard Lupoff and Ted White (the latter two regular columnists for the magazine). And much, much else.

''US Semiprozine (1963-1984) edited from New York by Andrew Porter, subtitled ''The Magazine about Science Fiction''. Algol began as a duplicated fanzine but in the 1970s became an attractive printed magazine in letter-size format, published four times a year. With no 34, Spring 1979, it changed its name to STARSHIP; it ceased publication with no 44, Winter/Spring 1984, its twentieth-anniversary issue. Algol ran articles on sf and sf publishing, interviews with authors, and reviews and texts of speeches. Regular columnists included Vincent Di Fate (on sf artwork), Richard A Lupoff (on books), Frederik Pohl, and Susan Wood (on fanzines and books). Occasional contributors included Brian W Aldiss, Alfred Bester, Ursula K Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, Ted White and Jack Williamson. Algol, which shared the Hugo for Best Fanzine in 1974, was much more interesting than its sister publication, the monthly news magazine Science Fiction Chronicle, also edited by Porter, and which had grown out of Algol. The latter continued for many years after Starship ceased, the economics of magazine publishing meaning that it was the more ambitious and expensive publication that had to go (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Algol: The Magazine About Science Fiction no 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 32.

Author Name: ALGOL, (ed. Andrew Porter)

Categories: REFERENCE & NON-FICTION,

Edition: First edition.

Publisher: 1969-1978.

Grading: Near fine (NF) copies.

Seller ID: 46556