A few days ago I posted some images and a little history on the SF/F magazine. Its now time to move on to the golden age, which started with John W. Campbell’s assumption of the editor’s chair at Astounding Stories.
But before that happened, John W. wrote for the magazines, and one of the magazines he wrote for was called Astounding Stories of Super Science.
January of 1930.
Hugo’s magazines underwent another name change
and expansion into a quarterly edition of the same name.
A little later on in the decade, Wonder again changed its title:
Several other good looking magazines were also produced, but never amounted to much:
And then, in 1934, the UK produced its first SF mag – Scoops, a weekly newspaper for teens:
Which was followed shortly thereafter by a number of ‘adult’ British titles:
The end of the decade saw a boom in SF & Fantasy pulps, many going on to long and venerable careers:
Culminating with another John W. Campbell inspired pulp -