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Jamaica, New York: Radio-Science Publications, Inc., 1931. Octavo, single issue, cover by Morey, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine, bedsheet format. Includes "The Birth of A New Republic," by Jack Williamson and Miles J. Breuer in which a moon colony revolts against the local mining corporation. See Bleiler, Science Fiction, The Gernsback Years, 129. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 51-57.
Jamaica, New York: Conrad H. Ruppert, September, 1934. Octavo, single issue, pictorial self wrappers, stapled. This is the second anniversary issue. Includes the first publication of the A. Merritt short story "The Drone," written for the magazine. Donald Wandrei and others. This issue is notable for the inclusion of the insert "Cosmos," chapter fifteen by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach. In addition to original fiction, SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST featured biographical and autobiographical information on leading writers, artists, and editors. "For all-around quality SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST has never been surpassed in the history of fandom ... [In addition to special features it] printed solid, interesting, factual articles in every number. Up until the end of its life it remained the undisputed leader in the field, and its influence on the varied currents of fan history was profound indeed." - Moskowitz, The Immortal Storm (1974), p. 16. Pavlat and Evans, Fanzine Index (1965), p. 98 and p. 39. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, p. 838.
New York: Love Romances, 1940. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes fiction by Ray Cummings, Neil R. Jones, Nelson Bond, Donald A. Wolheim and others. Unabashedly the magazine was a proponent of "space-opera." In Leigh Brackett's introduction in the anthology THE BEST OF PLANET STORIES (1974) she states "the so-called space opera is the folk-tale, the hero-tale of our particular niche in history." Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 476-481.
Mt. Morris, Illinois: Stellar Publishing Corporation, 1929. Large octavo, single issue, cover by Frank R. Paul, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pulp magazine, bedsheet format. Authors include David H. Keller, Ed Earl Repp and others. Also includes "The Onslaught From Venus" by Philip Francis Nowlan writing as "Frank Phillips." Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 743-762.
Chicago, IL: Fictioneers, Inc., 1942. Octavo, single issue, cover by Hubert Rogers, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes "Victory Unintentional" by Isaac Asimov. Also includes Leigh Brackett, Henry Hasse, Malcolm Jameson and others. Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 631-635.