Extro Science Fiction vol 1 no 1.

By: EXTRO, (ed. Paul Campbell)

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February/March 1982 issue. First of three issues published in total 1982: slick A4 format. Note there had been three earlier fanzine issues titled EXTRO in 1980, but the numbering began anew for this 1982 ''upmarket'' version.

''during its brief slick-format existence Extro published fiction by Brian W Aldiss, Richard Cowper, Garry Kilworth, Christopher Priest, Bob Shaw, John Sladek, Ian Watson, James White and others, along with interviews, essays and book reviews, and even a comic strip by David Langford and artist ''Mike Barr'' (pseudonym in no 2 of Jim Barker, who used his real name in no 3). Inclusion of some of the older British sf authors, such as Edward Mackin with ''Underpass'' (April/May 1982), and artwork by Gerard Quinn, gave the magazine something of the flavour of an updated John Carnell-era New Worlds; but there was sufficient material by new writers, notably Ian McDonald with his first story, ''The Islands of the Dead'' (April/May 1982), to make the magazine feel contemporary. Advance notices of the fourth and fifth issues showed that strong plans were afoot; had the bank manager not dishonoured an overdraft arrangement, the magazine might have established a firm reputation'' (Clute & Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: Extro Science Fiction vol 1 no 1.

Author Name: EXTRO, (ed. Paul Campbell)

Edition: First edition.

Location Published: Specifi Publications: Belfast.: 1982.

Binding: Magazine.

Grading: Fine (unread) copy.

Categories: Pulps & Pulp-Related

Seller ID: 09690