Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

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Asimov's Science Fiction began life as the digest-sized Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine (or IASFM for short) in 1977.

Joel Davis of Davis Publications approached Asimov to lend his name to a new SF magazine, after the fashion of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine or Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Asimov refused to act as editor, but served instead as editorial director, writing editorials and replying to reader mail until his death in 1992.

"SF Conventional Calendar" is a regular feature, announcing upcoming SF conventions. It is written by Erwin S. Strauss.

The magazine was sold to Dell Magazines in January 1992, a few months before Isaac Asimov's death, and the title changed to Asimov's Science Fiction. In 1996, Dell Magazines was sold to Crosstown Publications, owners of Penny Publications.


Editor Dates Publisher Notes
George H. Scithers 1977–1982 Davis Publications Two Hugo Awards
Kathleen Moloney 1982 [interim editor]
Shawna McCarthy 1983–1985 One Hugo Award
Gardner Dozois 1986–2004 Bantam Doubleday Dell as of January 1992; sold to Crosstown Publications in 1996 Fifteen Hugo Awards
Sheila Williams 2004–present One Hugo Award



Publication Reasonator 1977
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