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  • Publication: Fantasy, Number 1 Publication Record # 297406 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editor: T. Stanhope Sprigg
  • Date: 1938-00-00
  • Publisher: George Newnes
  • Price: 1/-
  • Pages: 132
  • Format:
    pulp?Magazine using the common pulp size: 6.5" by 9.5". For ISFDB purposes this may also be used as a designation for the quality of the paper. There are some untrimmed pulps that are as large as 8" by 11.75
  • Type: MAGAZINE
  • Cover: Fantasy, Number 1 by Serge Drigin [as by S. R. Drigin]
  • Notes:
    • No 1.
    • Subtitled "Thrilling Science Fiction" on the cover and "A Magazine of Thrilling Science-Fiction" on the contents page.
    • Contents page and spine state "1938" with no month given.
    • Page numbers run 1-128.
    • Trimmed edges.
    • The Editor is not credited.
    • Cover art is credited to "S. R. Drigin"; the artwork is signed "S. Drigin."
    • Interior art is not credited by individual story, but the contents page states "Illustrations by S. R. Drigin, G. Blow, R. H. Evens and R. Knott."
    • Story art for "Menace of the Metal-Men" on page 19 is signed "S. Drigin"; that on pages 2-3 shows no signature.
    • Story art for "Leashed Lightning" on page 37 is signed "Geo W Blow."
    • Story art for "Shadow-Man" on page 49 shows no signature.
    • Artwork for "By Rocket-Ship to the Planets" on page 53 shows no signature.
    • Story art for "The Red Magician" on pages 58-59 and 71 shows no signature.
    • Story art for "Son of Space" on page 87 is signed "B."
    • Story art for "Beyond the Screen" on pages 92-93 and 108-109 shows no signature.
    • "The Fact Behind the Fantasy: Weather Control by Electricity" is an extract from a letter by Sir Ambrose Fleming in the Daily Telegraph, 27 June 1938.
    • "Stranger Than Fiction" consists of several current news items.
    • "—And Now Read This" includes two short articles: "Invisible Man" (extracted from To-Day, 28 May 1938) and "Weapons of War" (from a recent broadcast speech by Sir Thomas Inskip, Minister of Defence).
    • "Contributors to 'Fantasy'" includes short profiles of most of the authors in this issue (omitting only Sibson).
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Editor Title: Fantasy, Number 1 • [Fantasy] • edited by T. Stanhope Sprigg

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