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Condition: Fine (unread) copy with mailing fold and address of US editor Art Saha affixed).
First issue of SF magazine: 49 physical issues (the last issue is actually numbered 65, but includes many double-issues) published between October 1986- Spring 2001 The first three issues were newspaper format, then A4 slick magazine.
''US magazine edited by Charles C Ryan, first issue October 1986. It went through several changes of format, publisher and frequency. The original format was 24pp tabloid (17 x 11.25 in; about 430 x 290 mm), but it changed to letter-size (11.25 x 8.25 in; 290 x 210 mm) with no. 4 in 1987 when distributors claimed the magazine did not display well on the newsstands. A feature of the first two years was the use of full-page, full-colour illustration throughout the magazine, which from no. 8 in January/February 1988 to no. 19 in January 1990 was printed entirely on slick paper: ''cover art for every story'', as the editor put it. The cost of producing a full-colour slick magazine, however, proved prohibitive when sufficient advertising revenue could not be raised and from issue no 20 (March/April 1990) it reverted to newsprint paper internally and coated cover stock when possible. Thereafter most internal illustrations were not in colour'' (Mike Ashley/Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).
Title: Aboriginal SF October 1986 (first issue).
Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).
Location Published: Absolute SF: Woburn, MA.: 1986.
Binding: Newspaper format.
Grading: Fine (unread) copy with mailing fold and address of US editor Art Saha affixed).
Seller ID: 49684