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Condition: Fine (unread) copy.
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.
Edition: First edition.
Location Published: Specifi Publications: Belfast.: 1982.
Grading: Fine (unread) copy.
Categories: Pulps & Pulp-Related
Seller ID: 09690