Fantasy Book vol 1 no 6.

By: FANTASY BOOK, (ed. William F. Crawford)

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Condition: Page edges browning, a VG+ copy.

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Sixth issue: fantasy magazine edited by William Crawford. Eight issues published 1947 - 1951, varying editions exist of each issue - subscriber's, collectors and newstand. Contains ''Scanners Live In Vain'' by Cordwainer Smith (with cover illustrating the story by Jack Gaughan). This is small. Digest-sized (18cm x 12.5cm) and priced 25c.

''bedsheet-format for two issues, then various digest-size formats. eight issues July 1947 - Jan 1951; irregular. Published by Fantasy Publishing Company Inc.; ed Garrett Ford (pseudonym of William L. Crawford). Fantasy Book was generally an undistinguished and erratic magazine. Some issues appeared in three different editions with different covers. It is best remembered for publishing in #1 The People of the Crater'', the first sf story by Andre Norton (as Andrew North) and, in #6 (Jan 1950), Paul Linebarger's first story as Cordwainer Smith, ''Scanners Live in Vain''. When it ceased publication it left incomplete a Murray Leinster serial, ''Journey to Barkut''; this later appeared in full in STARTLING STORIES (Jan 1952), and in book form as Gateway to Elsewhere (1954)'' (Malcolm J. Edwards & Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).

Title: Fantasy Book vol 1 no 6.

Author Name: FANTASY BOOK, (ed. William F. Crawford)

Edition: First edition.

Location Published: Fantasy Publishing Co. Inc.: Los Angeles.: 1950.

Binding: Stapled pictorial wrappers.

Grading: Page edges browning, a VG+ copy.

Categories: Pulps & Pulp-Related

Seller ID: 04171