Authentic Science Fiction was a British science fiction magazine published in the 1950s that ran for 85 issues under three editors: Gordon Landsborough, H.J. Campbell, and E.C. Tubb. The magazine was published by Hamilton and Co., and began in 1951 as a series of novels appearing every two weeks; by the summer it became a monthly magazine, with readers' letters and an editorial page, though fiction content was still restricted to a single novel. In 1952 short fiction began to appear alongside the novels, and within two more years it completed the transformation into a science fiction magazine.
Authentic published little in the way of important or ground-breaking fiction, though it did print Charles L. Harness's "The Rose", which later became well-regarded. The poor rates of pay—£1 per 1,000 words—prevented the magazine from attracting the best writers. During much of its life it competed against three other moderately successful British science fiction magazines, as well as the American science fiction magazine market. Hamilton folded the magazine in October 1957, because they needed cash to finance an investment in the UK rights to an American best-selling novel.
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... Authentic was pocket book size (7.25 × 4.75 inches) for most of its life, changing to digest size (7.5 × 5.5 inches) for the last eight issues ... From the ninth issue to the end Authentic maintained a completely regular monthly schedule the publication date was given in the magazine as the 15th of each month from issue 9 through issue ... Interior artwork was not used for the first issues, which contained no fiction other than a single novel illustrations began to appear with issue 29 ...
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... The National Science Board established the Vannevar Bush Award (/væˈniːvər/ van-NEE-vər) in 1980 to honor Dr ... individual who, through public service activities in science and technology, has made an outstanding "contribution toward the welfare of mankind and the Nation." The recipient of the award receives a bronze medal ... the force behind the establishment of the National Science Foundation ...
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... Freight (1953, Nebula 3) Subtle Victory (1953, Authentic Science Fiction 39] The Inevitable Conflict (1954, Vargo Statten Science Fiction 1-3) Forbidden Fruit (1954, Vargo Statten/British Science Fiction 4-6) Star Haven (1954, Authentic Science Fiction 52) Number Thirteen (1956, Authentic Science Fiction 69), as by Douglas West The Big Secret (1956, Authentic Science Fiction 70), as by Ken Wainwright The Give-Away Worlds (1956, Authentic Science Fiction 72), as by Julian Cary Enemy of the State (1956, Authentic Science Fiction 74), as by Ken Wainwright There's Only One Winner (1957, Authentic Science Fiction 81), as by Nigel Lloyd The Touch of Reality (1958, Nebula 28) Galactic Destiny (1959, SF Adventures 10) Spawn of Jupiter (1970, Vision of Tomorrow 11). ...
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