AVON SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY READER.
New York: Avon Novels Inc., 1953. Small octavo two issues, all published, cover illustrations by Leo Manso, pictorial wrappers. Digest size magazine. This was an attempt at a revival of Avon Fantasy Reader and Avon Science Fiction Reader. Publisher Joseph Meyer and new editor Sol Cohen were to produce a quarterly with all new stories. It lasted only two issues. All stories were illustrated. Authors included Alfred J. Coppel, Jr., Arthur C. Clarke, John Christopher, John Jakes, Stephen Marlowe, Jack Vance and others. Tymm and Ashley note in both issues many of the stories had a dystopian tone and the stories were not widely reprinted. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 132-134. Light cover crease to first issue, spine lean to second issue, a very good or somewhat better set. (28140). Item #28140