Golden Age of Short Science Fiction Criticism: Publishing History Of Golden Age Short Science Fiction - Essay

Criticism: Publishing History Of Golden Age Short Science Fiction

(Short Story Criticism)

SOURCE: del Ray, Lester. The World of Science Fiction: 1926-1976, The History of a Subculture, pp. 91-137. New York: Ballantine Books, 1979.

[In the following excerpt, del Ray describes the proliferation of science fiction magazines in the 1930s and 1940s.]

When F. Orlin Tremaine was given directorship over several magazines, it became necessary for him to find another editor for Astounding, and his choice was John W. Campbell. Then, when Tremaine left Street & Smith in May 1938, Campbell assumed full authority for the magazine. Actually, he was responsible for the buying of stories considerably before that date.

John Wood Campbell...

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