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Note: There are other series with the same name: Science Fiction Classics (as first issued by Pulp Tales Press)

  • Series: Science Fiction Classics Series Record # 26070
  • Sub-series of: The Ultimate Publishing Reprint Digests (View Issue Grid)
  • Note: This all-reprint digest was another attempt by Sol Cohen to exploit the extensive back catalog of Amazing which he purchased from Ziff-Davis in 1965. The first issues were published by Magazine Productions, but soon afterwards the parent company, Ultimate Publishing, was credited. When the eighth issue appeared as Strange Fantasy in Spring 1969, subscribers assumed that it was a simple name change, but after three issues under this name, Science Fiction Adventure Classics re-appeared in the fall, as Issue #8, picking up where it left off. Strange Fantasy continued as a separate title, for another three issues until Fall 1970, making #8-13 the numbering for its six issues. After receiving Issue #8 of Science Fiction Adventure Classics subscribers received in the winter of 1969/1970 Issue #9 of ... Space Adventures. Another name change perhaps? After Issue #11 (Summer 1970) of Space Adventures, no Fall issue appeared. Instead there was a one-off issue titled Science Fiction Classics Annual. Then in Winter 1970 subscribers received Issue #12 of what else but Science Fiction Adventure Classics! Space Adventures would continue to be published for three more issues (Winter [#12], Spring [#13], Summer [#14] 1971) before disappearing forever. Science Fiction Adventure Classics would continue with the same numbering as well. It would be published quarterly for the next year, become bi-monthly in January 1972, and remain so until its last in November 1974. (Most of this summary is based on information in Marshall B. Tymn and Mike Ashley's Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines.) Publisher: Issues #1-3 - Magazine Productions Issues #4-33 - Ultimate Publishing Editor: Issues #1-8 - Herb Lehrman, as "Ralph Adris" in #1-5, and uncredited in #6-8 Issues #9-33 - Sol Cohen, uncredited (He used the pseudonym "Jack Lester" as the publisher in Issues #1-5) Issues: 30 (skipped 3 numbers, see History for explanation) Binding: Digest
Format:
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".

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