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Future combined with Science Fiction Stories

Identifier: PZ1.A1 F88514

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Future combined with Science Fiction Stories was begun in 1950 under Columbia. This collection contains issues ranging from 1950 to 1951, though the reader should note that the collection may not be complete.


  • 1950-1951

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


1 Item(s) (This collection is comprised of one box. )

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published between 1950 and 1951. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

The title printed on the magazine frequently appears as Future Science Fiction.

Biographical / Historical

Future combined with Science Fiction Stories was begun under complicated circumstances. Both Future and it's companion publication Science Fiction Stories were Columbia publications prior to World War II. A paper shortage due to the war led to them to stop being published. So, in 1950, publishing began again with the two combined into a single magazine. In 1952, Future split from Future combined with Science Fiction Stories to test the appeal of digest sized publications. It seemed to be fairly popular, and so in 1954, the digest publication remained but was renamed Science Fiction Stories as the publisher thought this was a stronger title. To add to the confusion, in 1955 Columbia made a new magazine named Future. In terms of reputation, Columbia couldn't afford popular writers, so the editor Robert W. Lowndes added a great deal of personalization to the magazine, which set it apart from other serials.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were donated by Joseph Geierman.

Related Materials

Related titles include Future and Science Fiction Stories.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Jocelyn Jagrowski in January 2021.

Inventory of Future Combined with Science Fiction Stories
In Progress
Jocelyn Jagrowski
January 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA