Authentic Science Fiction

Authentic Science Fiction was a British science fiction magazine published in the 1950s. It ran for 85 issues under three editors: Gordon Landsborough, H. J. Campbell, and E. C. Tubb. Hamilton folded the magazine in October 1957, because they needed cash to finance an investment in the UK rights to an American best-selling novel. The last issue was the first with the editor’s name on the cover.

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uthentic Science Fiction was a British science fiction magazine published in the 1950s. It ran for 85 issues under three editors: Gordon Landsborough, H. J. Campbell, and E. C. Tubb. The magazine was published by Hamilton and Co. It competed against three other moderately successful British sf magazines, as well as the American sf magazine market. Hamilton folded the magazine in October 1957, because they needed cash to finance an investment in the UK rights to an American best-selling novel. The last issue of Authentic was the eighth on the schedule on the footer of the cover of the 9–12 February 1957 issue. The cover read: “Science Fiction Fortnightly No. 3”, with the same banner appearing on the 15 January novel, Reconnoitre Krellig II, by Jon J. Deegan, also a pseudonym, this time for Robert G. Sharp. Issue 3 was also the first issue to carry the editors’ names: Landsborough used the pseudonym L. G. Holmes for his editing role on the magazine. The first two issues had carried no issue number; the last issue was the first with the editor’s name on the cover. The title of the 8th issue was ‘Authentic, Volume 8, Issue 9, Issue 10, Issue 11, Issue 12, Issue 13, Issue 14, Issue 15, Issue 16, Issue 17, Issue 18, Issue 19, Issue 20, Issue 21, Issue 22, Issue 23, Issue 24, Issue 25, Issue 26, Issue 27, Issue 28, Issue 29, Issue 30, Issue 31, Issue 32, Issue 34, Issue 35, Issue 36, Issue 37, Issue 38, Issue 39, Issue 40, Issue 41, Issue 50, Issue 51, Issue 52, Issue 53, Issue 54, Issue 55, Issue 56, Issue 57, Issue 58, Issue 59, Issue 60, Issue 61, Issue 62, Issue 63, Issue 68, Issue 69, Issue 70, Issue 71, Issue 72, Issue 73, Issue 78, Issue 79, Issue 80, Issue 81, Issue 82, Issue 83, Issue 108, Issue 109, Issue 110, Issue 111, Issue 112, Issue 113, Issue 114, Issue 115, Issue 116, Issue 117, Issue 118, Issue 119, Issue 120, Issue 121, Issue 122, Issue 123, Issue 130, Issue 131, Issue 138, Issue 139, Issue 140, Issue 141, Issue 142, Issue 143, Issue 144, Issue 145, Issue 147, Issue 149, Issue 151, Issue 152, Issue 153, Issue 207, Issue 208, Issue 209, Issue 199, Issue 210, Issue 211, Issue 204, Issue 203, Issue 205, Issue 220, Issue 201, Issue 230, Issue 206, Issue 233, Issue 301, Issue 200, Issue 202, Issue 300, Issue 304, Issue 303, Issue 401, Issue 400, Issue 403, Issue 4, Issue 406, Issue 405, Issue 501, Issue 504, Issue 502, Issue 5, Issue 6, Issue 700, Issue 7, Issue 800, Issue 1, Issue 408, Issue 101, Issue 520, Issue 503, Issue 510, Issue 600, Issue 530, Issue 505, Issue 560, Issue 610, Issue 620, Issue 570, Issue 701, Issue 698, Issue 720, Issue 1000, Issue 601, Issue 1070, Issue 1100, Issue 1024, Issue 737, Issue 702, Issue 802, Issue Jerusalem, issue 700, issue 800, issue 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 10 and 11, 2, 11 and 12, respectively, were the first issues to be published.