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Universe Science Fiction

Identifier: PN6071.S33 U5

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A magazine with a 10 issue run published from June 1953 to March 1955, first by Bell Publications, later by Palmer Publications. Edited by Robert A Palmer and Bea Mahaffey.


  • 1953-1955

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 contains 1 (one) item.)

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published between 1953 and 1953. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

Biographical / Historical

In some ways, 'Universe Science Fiction' was a spiritual continuation of editor Robert Palmer's earlier 'Other Worlds,' whose last issue was published a month before the inaugural issue of 'Universe Science Fiction.' The magazine lasted only 10 issues, from June 1953 to March 1955, before Palmer rebooted the 'Other Worlds' name and merged 'Universe' into it accordingly. Though Palmer was officially listed as an editor, most editing was left to Bea Mahaffey; the first two issues appear under a joint pen name of 'Robert Bell' before switch to the editors' legal names.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Issue donated by Robert Swain.

Related Materials

Related titles include Other Worlds Science Stories.

Processing Information

Materials processed by Olivia Kiklica in May 2022.

Inventory of Universe Science Fiction
Olivia Kiklica
May 2022
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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