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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Archives
Title Author Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
    Total Archives: 58 Years, 654 Issues, 9,763 Articles, 101,373pp
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    1. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      Venus Plus X, by Theodore Sturgeon
      1. Venus Plus X by Theodore Sturgeon
      2. Deathworld by Harry Harrison
      3. Shadow Hawk by Andre Norton
      4. Star of Stars by Frederik Pohl
      5. A Guide to the Stars by Patrick Moore
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , January 1960, pp. 95-97
    2. [+]
      Level 7, by Mordecai Roshwald
      1. Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , July 1960, pp. 76-78
    3. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Worlds of Clifford Simak, by Clifford Simak
      1. The Worlds of Clifford Simak by Clifford Simak
      2. Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Clifton
      3. Out of Bounds by Judith Merril
      4. The Incomplete Enchanter by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , October 1960, pp. 92-94
    4. [+]
      (7 Reviews)
      The Saragossa Manuscript, by Jan Potocki and Roger Caillois
      1. The Saragossa Manuscript by Jan Potocki and Roger Caillois
      2. First Men to the Moon by Wernher von Braun
      3. When the Kissing Had to Stop by Constantine FitzGibbon
      4. Beyond by Theodore Sturgeon
      5. Notions: Unlimited by Robert Sheckley
      6. Nine Tomorrows by Isaac Asimov
      7. The Genetic General / Time to Teleport by Gordon Dickson
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , November 1960, pp. 90-93
    5. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      A Clash of Cymbals, by James Blish
      1. A Clash of Cymbals by James Blish
      2. Agent of Vega, and Other Stories by James H. Schmitz
      3. The Vortex Blaster by E.E. Smith
      4. The Weans by Robert Nathan
      5. The Status Civilization by Robert Sheckley
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , December 1960, pp. 70-73
    6. [+]
      The Year's Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition, by Judith Merril
      1. The Year's Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition by Judith Merril
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , February 1961, pp. 105-108
    7. [+]
      The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science, by Isaac Asimov
      1. The Intelligent Man's Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , April 1961, pp. 86-88
    8. [+]
      (6 Reviews)
      The Fifth Galaxy Reader, by H.L. Gold
      1. The Fifth Galaxy Reader by H.L. Gold
      2. Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon
      3. Pilgrimage by Zenna Henderson
      4. The Milky Way Galaxy by Ben Bova
      5. Twilight World by Poul Anderson
      6. The Unexpected by Leo Margulies
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , May 1961, pp. 95-98
    9. [+]
      Rogue Moon, by Algis Budrys
      1. Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , June 1961, p. 104
    10. [+]
      (7 Reviews)
      From the Earth to the Moon and A Trip Around It, by Jules Verne
      1. From the Earth to the Moon and A Trip Around It by Jules Verne
      2. To the Sun? Off on a Comet! by Jules Verne
      3. The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1957 Film) by Karel Zeman
      4. New Maps of Hell by Kingsley Amis
      5. Far Out by Damon Knight
      6. Tiger by the Tail, and Other Science Fiction Stories by Alan Edward Nourse
      7. Turn Left at Thursday by Frederik Pohl
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , July 1961, pp. 80-83
    11. [+]
      (9 Reviews)
      The Synthetic Man, by Theodore Sturgeon
      1. The Synthetic Man by Theodore Sturgeon
      2. Not Without Sorcery by Theodore Sturgeon
      3. Bypass to Otherness by Henry Kuttner
      4. Triangle by Isaac Asimov
      5. The Lovers by Philip Jose Farmer
      6. The Big Time / The Mind Spider, and Other Stories by Fritz Leiber
      7. Slan by A.E. Van Vogt
      8. Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham
      9. The Edge of Tomorrow by Howard Fast
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , October 1961, pp. 80-83
    12. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein
      1. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
      2. Music of the Spheres by Guy Murchie
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , November 1961, pp. 77-79
    13. [+]
      (6 Reviews)
      Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life, by Ivan T. Sanderson
      1. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life by Ivan T. Sanderson
      2. A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea by Willard Bascom
      3. The Mysterious Sea by Lester del Rey
      4. 6 x H~~Six Times H by Robert A. Heinlein
      5. Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
      6. The Clock Strikes Twelve by H. Russell Wakefield
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , December 1961, pp. 71-75
    14. [+]
      (4 Reviews)
      The Glass Bees, by Ernst Junger
      1. The Glass Bees by Ernst Junger
      2. The Ghoul Keepers by Leo Margulies
      3. A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke
      4. Mind Partner, and Eight Other Novelets from Galaxy by H.L. Gold
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , January 1962, pp. 84-87
    15. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      Battle for the Stars, by Edmond Hamilton
      1. Battle for the Stars by Edmond Hamilton
      2. Time Is the Simplest Thing by Clifford D. Simak
      3. A Way Home by Theodore Sturgeon
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , February 1962, pp. 89-90
    16. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      The Primal Urge, by Brian Aldiss
      1. The Primal Urge by Brian Aldiss
      2. The Silver Eggheads by Fritz Leiber
      3. And Some Were Human by Lester Del Rey
      4. Prologue to Analog by John W. Campbell
      5. The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained by Henry P. Manning
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , April 1962, pp. 113-115
    17. [+]
      (6 Reviews)
      Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations, by Robert Silverberg
      1. Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations by Robert Silverberg
      2. The October Country by Ray Bradbury
      3. The Falling Torch by Algis Budrys
      4. Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison
      5. The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
      6. Shadows with Eyes by Fritz Leiber
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , June 1962, pp. 86-88
    18. [+]
      (16 Reviews)
      From the Ocean, From the Stars, by Arthur C. Clarke
      1. From the Ocean, From the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
      2. Gray Lensman by Edward E. Smith
      3. The Great Flying Saucer Hoax by Coral Lorenzen
      4. Loch Ness Monster by Tim Dinsdale
      5. Catseye by Andre Norton
      6. Project 12 by Thomas Grouling
      7. The Alley God by Philip Jose Farmer
      8. The Unsleep by Diana Gillon and Meir Gillon
      9. The Wall Around the World by Theodore R. Cogswell
      10. The Dragon in the Sea by Frank Herbert
      11. The Lani People by J.F. Bone
      12. Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Hunt Collins
      13. The Human Brain by John E. Pfeiffer
      14. Living Earth by Peter Farb
      15. Chemistry Creates a New World by Bernard Jaffe
      16. The Road to Man by Herbert Wendt
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , July 1962, pp. 109-111
    19. [+]
      (3 Reviews)
      A Century of Science Fiction, by Damon Knight
      1. A Century of Science Fiction by Damon Knight
      2. New Stories from "The Twilight Zone" by Rod Serling
      3. Worlds of When by Groff Conklin
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , October 1962, pp. 63-67
    20. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Some Will Not Die, by Algis Budrys
      1. Some Will Not Die by Algis Budrys
      2. The Way Out World by Long John Nebel
      The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
      , November 1962, pp. 53-57