If you’ve read through some of my posts recently you will have noticed that I collect old Pulp Magazines, specifically those containing stories that belong in the Science Fiction genre.

Well recently I was able to find the following books on the subject, edited by Michael Ashley, which have helped me a lot in understanding the breadth and scope of these magazines. Not only do the books delve into the history of these magazines but they also contain a number of examples of ‘the best stories’ from each period under discussion.

A quick search on the net has led me to discover that there is a fourth title in this series which I’ll have to pick up. For those interested you can still pick up copies of these titles on amazon.com.

Here are the covers for Volume 1 through 3.

The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Vol. 1, 1926-1935

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The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Vol. 2, 1936-1945

The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Vol. 3, 1946-1955

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