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Authentic Science Fiction

Identifier: PZ1.A1 S33

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A British science fiction magazine which ran for 85 issues, from January 1951 to October 1957. Initially published bimonthly with each issue a stand-alone novel, it soon became a monthly magazine with an editorial page and letters from readers, eventually pivoting fully to the traditional science fiction magazine format.


  • 1951-1952

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.


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Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published between 1952 and 1952. It may not be a complete run of the publication.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Issue gift of Joseph Geierman.


'Authentic Science Fiction' was a British magazine published by Hamilton & Co., which ran for 85 issues from January 1951 to October 1957. Over the course of years--and three editors, Gordon Landsborough, H.J. Campbell, and E.C. Tubb--the magazine slowly changed in format. Initially published as a paperback novel every two weeks, letters from readers and editorials began to appear alongside the novel content, until issue 29 when it shifted to a more traditional magazine format. The magazine had lukewarm reception: low rates of pay all but barred submissions from more skilled writers. Pocket book-sized for most of its run, 'Authentic' was published in digest size for its last eight issues.

Processing Information

Materials processed by Olivia Kiklica in May 2022.

Inventory of Authentic 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