The Journal of Science Fiction

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A fanzine published between 1951 and 1953 by Lester Fried, Edward Wood, and Charles Freudenthal.

According to Marshall Tymm and Mike Ashley in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, 1985, "Ostensibly the official organ of the University of Chicago Science Fiction Club, The Journal of Science Fiction was anything but the typical club publication. It ranks as one of the most mature and important fanzines of the 1950s. … This magazine is every bit as professional as any major publication, as was the intention of the editors. They were attempting to provide the field with a serious, central annual which surveyed the field of SF."

An extensive, retrospective review of the first issue (Fall, 1951) by Jon D. Swartz was published in 2006 in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #9, 1st Quarter 2006). (IA) Copies at Fanac

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 Fall 1951 32
2 Fall 1952 32
3 August 1952 32
4 1953 80 Final issue

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