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Orbit Science Fiction was an American science fiction magazine anthology published in 1953 and 1954 by the Hanro Corporation. Only 5 issues were published, each of which were edited by Donald A. Wollheim, although Jules Saltman was credited within the publication. Several prominent science fiction writers published short stories within Orbit, including Philip K. Dick, Donald A. Wollheim, and Michael Shaara. Each issue was published as a digest, and originally sold for $0.35.

Orbit Science Fiction
A cover image is bordered by yellow trim, which carries the magazine title "ORBIT Science Fiction" and an advertisement for "THE LAST OF THE MASTERS by Philp K. Dick". The image is of an astronaut strapped into a spinning gyro within a massive test dome. To the upper right corner is a list of authors who have contributed fiction for the issue, "James Causey, August Derleth, Gordon R. Dickson, Chad Oliver".
Orbit Science Fiction no.5
"The Last of the Masters", and author Philip K. Dick, are advertised on the front cover.
Cover art by Ed Valigursky.
CategoriesScience fiction
Pulp magazine
FrequencyNo. 1 - No. 2 (Irregular)
No. 3 - No. 5 (Bi-monthly)
PublisherHanro Corporation
First issueSeptember 1953
Final issue
November 1954
5 issues

List of issuesEdit

  • Orbit Science Fiction No.1, September 1953, 132pp.
  • Orbit Science Fiction No.2, December 1953, 132pp.
  • Orbit Science Fiction No.3, July–August 1954, Jul 1954, 132pp.
  • Orbit Science Fiction No.4 September–October 1954, Sep 1954, 132pp.
  • Orbit Science Fiction No.5, November–December 1954, Nov 1954, 132pp.

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