SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST


SCIENCE FICTION DIGEST
   1) US DIGEST-size magazine. 2 issues, Feb and May 1954, published by Specific Fiction Corp., New York, ed Chester Whitehorn. SFD was intended as a reprint magazine which would take its material from the slick general-fiction magazines and other sources, but the selections were weak and it quickly failed. Its (purportedly) nonfiction articles had a strong occult bent. The same publisher and editor had already failed with VORTEX SCIENCE FICTION the previous year.
   2) US DIGEST-sized magazine. 4 issuesOct/Nov 1981-Sep/Oct 1982, ed Shawna MCCARTHY, published by Davis Publications, New York, as a companion magazine to ISAAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE and ASF. This was an experiment in presenting excerpts from forthcoming books, both fiction and nonfiction, in the form of self-sufficient episodes. \#4 was a 288pp double issue.3. FANZINE founded in 1932, better known under the title to which it changed its name in 1934, FANTASY MAGAZINE (which see for details).None of these magazinesshould be confused with the UK SF DIGEST.
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