Fantasy Review

(1) A Fanzine by Walter Gillings

An 18-issue critical fanzine (or, possibly, semiprozine) published between March, 1947 and Spring, 1950 by Walter Gillings. In format, it was very similar to his previous fanzines, Scientifiction, and Cosmos. For the last three issues it was known as Science Fantasy Review. It was then incorporated into the prozine New Worlds as a news section for its first two issues and then dropped.

An archive of the compete run can be found at

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 March 1947 20
2 May 1947 20
3 July 1947 20
4 September 1947 20
5 November 1947 20
6 January 1948 20
7 March 1948 20
8 May 1948 20
9 July 1948 20
10 September 1948 20
11 November 1948 20
12 January 1949 32
13 March 1949 32
14 May 1949 32
15 Summer 1949 32 title changed to Science Fantasy Review
16 Autumn 1949 32
17 Winter 1949 36
18 Spring 1950 40

(2) A Semiprozine by Robert Collins

A semiprozine published by Robert Collins, with substantial bookstore sales, which provided wide coverage of SF books. It was created in 1984 by merging Fantasy Newsletter with Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review. Frequent contributors included Fritz Leiber and Gene Wolfe. It won the (coveted) Balrog Award and the World Fantasy Award. Neil Barron, [Carol McGuirk, and Rob Latham all served as review editors.

In 1985 it suffered trauma when an article by Charles Platt about a supposed porn novel by Stephen King raised King's (and perhaps more to the point, King's lawyer's) ire. It turned out that the fake was concocted by Platt and Neil Barron to see how many people would respond and that Collins was unaware that it was untrue.

The magazine folded with issue #103, July/August 1987, but the review section continued as Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual well into the 1990s.

(3) A Fanzine by Joe Kennedy

A fanzine published by Joe Kennedy

Issue Date Pages Notes
2 1946-47 76 Final issue

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