FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 August 2017 | Los Angeles
The first 1926 volume of the classic SF Magazine, Amazing Stories, is now available on print and eBook.
Amazing Stories, Vol. 1, No. 1 (April 1926). Keledei Publishing, 2017. 181pp.
Riversong Books is pleased to announce the publication reprint of Amazing Stories, Volume 1, Number 1—the classic SF pulp magazine that started it all. This premiere issue contains stories by Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Edgar Allen Poe, and more.
We have recreated the size and two-column layout of the original 1926 issue, which has, until now, only been available as rare print copies, scans, or as plain text files produced via computer OCR, with numerous errors and mistakes and lack formatting. Riversong has carefully edited, formatted, and typeset the original text. Archaic spellings and words have been left untouched, only edited for punctuation, typographical errors, and formatting.
Amazing Stories was founded and published by Hugo Gernsback in 1926, and continued to be published monthly or bi-monthly until 2014 (with some interruptions).
Gernsback believed that the goal of science fiction was to both entertain and to teach, a characteristic he called “scientification.” Though readers found fantastic stories more interesting, and the magazine began including more such stories, Amazing Stories is responsible for creating the genre of science fiction magazines and the first science fiction fan club. Authors such as Isaac Asimov, John W. Campbell, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Roger Zelazny would have their first stories published in Amazing Stories.
“Amazing Stories is a new kind of fiction magazine! It is entirely new—entirely different—something that has never been done before in this country. Therefore, Amazing Stories deserves your attention and interest…a magazine of “Scientifiction” is a pioneer in its field in America…By “scientifiction” I mean the Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Edgar Allan Poe type of story— a charming romance intermingled with scientific fact and prophetic vision. For many years stories of this nature were published in the sister magazines of Amazing Stories—“Science & Invention” and “Radio News.”—Hugo Gernsback
Amazing Stories, Vol. 1, No. 1
is available now in paperback and eBook formats at retailers worldwide.
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