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Science Fiction Adventures (1956 magazine)

Science Fiction Adventures was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1956 to 1958 by Royal Publications as a companion to Infinity Science Fiction, which had been launched the previous year. It was edited by Larry T. Shaw throughout its short run. Science Fiction Adventures focused on longer fiction than appeared in Infinity; these were often labelled as novels, though they were rarely longer than 20,000 words. Shaw declared in his first editorial that he wanted to bring back a "sense of wonder", and he printed straightforward action adventure stories. Robert Silverberg was a prolific contributor, under his own name and under the pseudonym "Calvin M. Knox", and he also collaborated with Randall Garrett, under the name "Robert Randall", on a story in the first issue. Other well-known writers occasionally appeared, including Cyril M. Kornbluth, Algis Budrys, and Harry Harrison. The magazine was cancelled because of disappointing sales; the final issue was dated June 1958.[1]


  1. ^ Ashley, "Science Fiction Adventures (1956–1958)", in Tymn & Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 524–526.


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