Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Morning Bonus Pulp: Science Fiction Quarterly, February 1957


Ed Emshwiller is one of the classic science fiction cover artists, and this is a pretty good one. This issue of SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY has a good line-up of well-regarded authors inside, too: Frederik Pohl, Philip K. Dick, Wallace West, Randall Garrett, and Margaret St. Clair. I don't know anything about D.A. Jourdan, who wrote the other story featured on the cover.

4 comments:

Walker Martin said...

SCIENCE FICTION QUARTERLY was the last SF magazine in the pulp format. I started buying the SF magazines in February 1956 and by then they were just about all in the smaller digest size except for SF QUARTERLY. So I came in on the very end of the pulp era.

Keith West said...

I thought Jourdan might be a pen name, so I checked the ISFDB. There were 6 six stories published under that byline from 1954 to 1957, all in magazines edited by Bob Lowndes, most of them SF Quarterly. I wonder if Lowndes was double dipping and paying himself for his own short stories if the submissions were thin.

James Reasoner said...

I wouldn't be a bit surprised.

John Boston said...

If you want to know about D.A. Jourdan, look at the August 1958 SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, specifically the "Author, Author!" feature. (I don't have it.)