Friday, July 21, 2017

Enter a Huge Archive of Amazing Stories, the World's First Science Fiction Magazine, Launch in 1926 - Open Culture

On Panzer's trip today he discovered some interesting information about pulp fiction publishing. Our kitty traveler had barely piloted the Panzermobile into the Catosphere when he heard cheering and clapping and shouting. Following all the rowdiness took him to the Open Culture site. With no digging at all he found information on the digitization of the science fiction and fantasy magazine Amazing Stories.

According to the post, over 500 issues of the Amazing Stories magazine have been digitized. Included in the post is the history of the magazine from inception in 1926 to its closure in 2005. The magazine published many of science fiction's well-known authors, such as Isaac Asimov, George R.R. Martin, Robert Heinlein and Robert Bloch. Included at the beginning of the post below the first illustration there's a link to the Internet Archive site where the magazine issues are available free. At the site, if you click on the title under the cover illustration, you'll be taken to the issue. You can read it online by clicking the cover and each page after that to turn to the next page. Below the cover and to the right are the download options.

And it's all free.
Panzer says, "If you read all the way to the end of the post, there are links to other digitized science fiction and fantasy magazines and radio dramas."

Note: With all the illustrations this is a h-u-g-e post. Bring a thermos of tea and a dozen muffins for today's reading selection. Panzer gives a tip of the fedora to The Digital Reader site for a heads-up about the Open Culture site.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazing Stories

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