Algol

A fanzine subtitled "The Magazine About Science Fiction" which was published from 1963-1984 by Andy Porter. Its name was changed to Starship in 1979.

It won the 1974 Best Fanzine Hugo (tied with Richard E. Geis' Science Fiction Review) and was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1973, 1975, 1976, and 1981. (It received enough votes to be on the final ballot for Best Semiprozine in 1984, but was withdrawn by the editor.)

Columnists at various times included Ted White, Richard A. Lupoff, Susan Wood, Vincent Di Fate, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Joe Sanders and Bhob Stewart.

It began as two-page fanzine printed by spirit duplicator, moved to offset covers, then added mimeographed contents, and ultimately became a slickly printed publication with the 16th issue, going to full color covers featuring professional artwork with the 24th. Circulation peaked at around 7,000.

Issue Date Pages Notes
4 March 1964 14
5 April 1964 12
6 June 1964 14 ?
7 August 1964 30
8 November 1964 44
9 April 1965 58
10 September 1965 62
11 Spring 1966 74
12 March 1967 74
13 January 1968 66
14 Fall 1968 68
15 Spring 1969 66
16 December 1970 44
17 November 1971 44
18 May 1972 44
19 November 1972 44
20 May 1973 44
21 November 1973 68
22 May 1974 52
23 November 1974 56
24 Summer 1975 52
25 Winter 1976 60
26 Summer 1976 60
27 Fall 1976 66
28 Spring 1977 72
29 Fall 1977 68
30 Winter 1977 84
31 Spring 1978 84
32 Fall 1978 76
33 Winter 1978 68 continued as Starship