Algol: The Magazine About Science Fiction no 20.

By: ALGOL, (ed. Andrew Porter)

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Grading: Staples a little rusting, a near fine (NF) copy.


No 20 (May 1973). Algol was a 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 (from no 34 it changed it's name to STARSHIP). This issue includes a section on Cordwainer Smith, plus Brian W. Aldiss, Sandra Miesel and regular columnists Ted White and Richard Lupoff.

''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 20.

Author Name: ALGOL, (ed. Andrew Porter)

Categories: REFERENCE & NON-FICTION,

Edition: First edition.

Publisher: Andrew Porter, Publisher: NY.: 1973.

Binding: Magazine.

Grading: Staples a little rusting, a near fine (NF) copy.

Seller ID: 48793