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BEYOND FANTASY FICTION: Complete run (10 issues), 1953-1955


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A complete run of Beyond Fantasy Fiction, 10 issues between July 1953 to January 1955. Overall in Good to Very Good condition.

A companion magazine to Galaxy Science Fiction, Beyond was a fantasy magazine conceived in the same spirit as Unknown (to which Gold had contributed).
It began promisingly, its first issue featuring such stories as Theodore Sturgeon's "... And My Fear is Great" (July 1953) and Damon Knight's "Babel II" (July 1953), but could maintain this standard only fitfully.
#2 contained Theodore R Cogswell's classic "The Wall Around the World" (September 1953)
and Sturgeon's chilling "Talent" (September 1953).
Notable later stories included
"The Watchful Poker Chip" (March 1954) by Ray Bradbury,
"The Green Magician" (1954 #9), a Harold Shea story by L Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt,
and two stories by Philip K Dick,
"The King of the Elves" (September 1953)
and "Upon the Dull Earth" (1954 #9).

The first eight issues were bimonthly and dated;
the last two, undated, were titled Beyond Fiction.

-The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

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