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Scoops (magazine)

Scoops was a weekly British science fiction magazine published by Pearsons[1] in tabloid format in 1934. The first issue appeared in February 1934.[1] Twenty issues appeared. The editor was Haydn Dimmock.[1] Scoops was aimed at children, and it was not until several issues had appeared that Dimmock discovered there was an adult audience for science fiction. He attempted to change the magazine's focus to more mature material, but Pearson's cancelled the magazine because of poor sales. The last issue was dated 23 June 1934.[2] The failure of the magazine contributed to the belief that Britain could not support a science fiction magazine,[2] and it was not until 1937, with Tales of Wonder, that another attempt was made.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Everett Franklin Bleiler; Richard Bleiler (January 1998). Science-fiction: The Gernsback Years : a Complete Coverage of the Genre Magazines ... from 1926 Through 1936. Kent State University Press. p. 583. ISBN 978-0-87338-604-3. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ashley (2000), pp. 126–127.
  3. ^ Ashley (2000), pp. 128–129.


  • Mike Ashley (2000). The Time Machines:The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the beginning to 1950. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0-85323-865-0.