New Worlds (magazine)
New Worlds was a British science fiction magazine. It began in 1936 as a fanzine called Novae Terrae. John Carnell turned it into a professional publication in 1946. New Worlds was the focus of the “New Wave” of science fiction. It has been revived multiple times, with or without the editor’s approval.
About New Worlds (magazine) in brief
New Worlds was a British science fiction magazine. It began in 1936 as a fanzine called Novae Terrae. John Carnell turned it into a professional publication in 1946. The period from 1960 to 1970 has been described as the magazine’s “Golden Age” New Worlds was the focus of the “New Wave” of science fiction. It has been revived multiple times, with or without the editor’s approval. By 2012, 21 additional issues had appeared in various formats, including several anthologies. The first issue of New Worlds appeared in July 1946, although there was no date on the print run. It was published by Pendulum Publications, which went bankrupt in 1947. A group of fans formed a company called Nova Publications to revive the magazine in mid-1949. New Worlds continued to appear on a regular basis until issue 20, published in early 1953, following which a change of printers led to a hiatus in publication. In early 1954, when Maclaren & Sons acquired control of Nova Publications, the magazine returned to a stable monthly schedule. The magazine was acquired by Roberts & Vinter in 1964, when Michael Moorcock became editor. By 1970 Moorcock was too deeply in debt to be able to continue with the magazine, and it became a paperback quarterly after issue 201. The title has since been revived several times, including in 2012, with Moorcock’s direct involvement or approval, and by 2012, it had been revived in several formats including anthologies and a hardback collection of short stories.
The last issue of the magazine was published in July 2012. It is the last issue to be published under the name New Worlds, with the last being published in October 2012. The cover of the latest issue is the cover of The World Says, a collection of stories by Robert A. Heinlein, which has been published in several different editions since the 1970s. The issue is titled “The Lost Legion” and the cover is the first to feature Robert Heinlein’s “Lost Legion” It is published in black and white, with a black-and-white colour insert. The front cover features the image of a spaceship with the words “The World Says” printed on it. The back of the cover reads “The Worlds Says” with the title “New Worlds” printed in bold black and whites, and with the subtitle “The New Wave of Science Fiction” printed underneath. The name of the first issue is printed on the front of the front cover, with an image of the word “New World” printed with the headline “The NEW Wave ofScience Fiction” The magazine is published on a monthly basis and is published by The Worlds Says Ltd, which was founded by Alfred Greig in 1947, but later went into liquidation. The final issue was published on July 20, 1953. It featured a good deal of experimental and avant-garde material, and New Worlds became one of the leading science fiction magazines of the time. It also featured the work of Brian Aldiss, J. G. Ballard, Thomas M. Disch and other major authors.