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Introduction

Hugo_Gernsback emigrated to the USA in 1904, designed the world's first home radio set, and began a mail-order business to distribute the device. As part of the effort, he began the Telimco catalog. This was followed by a series of radio and electronics magazines: Modern Electrics, Electrical Experimenter (later changed to Science and Invention in 1920), and Radio News (1919).

The reader response to some science fiction stories published in Science and Invention was great, and in 1925 he announced a forthcoming magazine specializing in science fiction called Scientifiction. Response was poor, so Gernsback changed the name of the new magazine to Amazing Stories. Science fiction had been regularly published in Argosy and All-Story Weekly, but there had never been a magazine singularly devoted to the genre.

Amazing had a 69-year run before being declared "officially" dead in 1995 after TSR failed to find a buyer for the magazine. The magazine was revived yet again in 1998, this time with an emphasis on media-related fiction. In late 2000 Amazing moved its operations on-line, halting print production.

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Issues

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1964 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1963 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1962 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1961 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1960 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1959 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1958 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1957 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1956 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1955 Jan - Mar - May - Jul - Sep - Nov Dec
1954 - - Mar - May - Jul - Sep - Nov -
1953 Jan Feb Mar Apr-May Jun-Jul Aug-Sep Oct-Nov Dec-Jan
1952 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1951 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1950 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1949 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1948 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1947 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1946 - Feb - - May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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1944 Jan - Mar - May - - - Sep - - Dec
1943 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep - Nov -
1942 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1941 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1940 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1939 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1938 - Feb - Apr - Jun - Aug - Oct Nov Dec
1937 - Feb - Apr - Jun - Aug - Oct - Dec
1936 - Feb - Apr - Jun - Aug - Oct - Dec
1935 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug - Oct - Dec
1934 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1933 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug-Sep Oct Nov Dec
1932 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1931 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1930 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1929 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1928 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1927 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1926 - - - Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Cell highlighting temporarily added to identify unverified issues.


Bibliographic Tasks

Task Status
Data Entry Complete (1951 thru 1960)
Physical Verification Complete (1951 thru 1960)
Merge titles Complete (1951 thru 1960)
Cross check reviews Complete (1951 thru 1960)
Determine canonical names Complete (1951 thru 1960)
Check for pseudonyms Complete (1951 thru 1960)

Circulation Statements

All listings are the average of the previous year's paid distribution

  • January 1961 (page 116): 48,018
  • January 1962 (page 136): 51,110
  • January 1963 (page 60): 52,301
  • January 1964 (page 96): 43,929
  • January 1965 (page 64): 35,471
  • January 1966 (page 124): 46,319
  • February 1967 (page 12): 47,958
  • 1968 (Locus #155): 40,343
  • February 1969 (page 47): 38,551
  • 1970 (Locus #155): 34,791
  • March 1971 (page 61): 30,298
  • March 1972 (page 130): 28,500
  • March 1973 (page 93): 27,402
  • February 1974 (page 67): 26,577
  • March 1975 (page 91): 23,631
  • May 1975 (page 69): 24,091 (Revised?)
  • March 1976 (page 83): 22,825
  • March 1977 (page 61): 24,800
  • May 1978 (page 81): 25,700
  • May 1979 (page 129): 22,784
  • May 1980 (page 126): 22,332
  • March 1981 (page 71): 17,339
  • 1982 (Locus # 265): 17,784
  • 1983 (Locus # 265): 11,500
  • May 1984 (page 70): 11,286
  • May 1985 (page 101): 10,930
  • March 1986 (page 161): 12,323
  • May 1987 (page 161): 13,183
  • May 1988 (page 96): 13,677
  • March 1989 (page 37): 14,895
  • May 1990 (page 10): 12,638
  • May 1991 (page 60): 15,702
  • January 1993 (page 93): 6,466
  • Winter 1994 (page 52): 7,851

Contributors

  • The Mar30, Aug31, Jan40, Sep46, Feb47, Jul48, Nov52, Apr-Jul53, Dec53, Mar54, Nov54, Jan55-Sep55, Jan57, Apr-Jul57, Sep-Oct57, Apr-Jul58, Oct-Nov58, Nov59, Jul60, Feb67-Winter95 data was supplied by Doug Lee.
  • The 1946: Jun-Nov, 1947: Jan-Mar, May, Jul-Aug, Nov-Dec, 1948: Feb-Mar, Jul-Aug, 1949: Aug, Nov data was supplied by Guy Sirois.
  • The Feb, Jun, Jul, Dec (1930); Jun31, Jun32, Jun, Sep (1933); Apr, Aug (1941); Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Nov (1942); Jan43, Dec44, Mar, Jun (1945), Feb46, Jun, Oct (1947); Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec (1948); Jan, Mar, May, Jun, Sep (1949); Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov (1950); Jan, May, Sep (1951); and Mar, May (1952) was supplied by Dan Kurdilla.
  • The Nov82-May84, as well as Jun76, Sep76, and Jan85 issues were supplied by Michael J. Cross (mike@mjckeh.demon.co.uk).
  • The 1961-1966, Feb67, Nov69, Jan70, Sep72, and Nov78 data was supplied by Dave Kauffman.
  • Any other data from 1926-1936 comes from Bleiler's Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years, augmented with information from Donald Day's Index to the Science Fiction Magazines (1926-1950).

Image Sources

The cover images for the majority of these magazines supplied by Phil Stephensen-Payne's "Galactic Central"

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