FANTASY MAGAZINE. FANTASY MAGAZINE. . September 1934 ., Julius Schwartz, number 1 volume 4, Whole number 25, formerly SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST.


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. Some mild soiling to white background of cover, a very good to fine copy. (20916). Item #20916

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