Science Fiction Advertiser
(For others, see Science Fiction Advertiser (Disambiguation).)
The first issue is 14 unnumbered pages, and includes several ads from Forrest J Ackerman. Articles include "Atoms" by R. A. Elcun and an unsigned proposal for an anthology of stories and art of 100 years in the future. Cover is text (a quote from "More Trivia" by Logan Pearsall Smith entitled "Longevity"). Dated Apr 46 on cover, marked as Vol. 1 No. 1.
The second issue is 26 unnumbered pages with many more advertisers. Illustrated cover, signed AL. Another Elcun column about "Atoms", letter column, editorial talking about how it was published much sooner than expected (Willmorth projected quarterly publication, and put out six issues in the first year). Dated May 46 on cover, marked as Vol. 1 No. 2.
The third issue is 24 unnumbered pages with a variety of advertisers. Illustrated cover, signed J. Another Elcun column about "Atoms", an editorial, and a Walt Liebscher look at "Nova Tomes" AKA new books released. Dated July 46 on cover, marked as Vol. 1 No. 3.
The fourth issue is 38 unnumbered pages with a variety of advertisers. Illustrated cover, signed JC. Editorial, no columns. Dated September 46 on cover, marked as Vol. 1 No. 4.
The fifth issue is 48 unnumbered pages with a variety of advertisers. Illustrated cover, unsigned but credited to Jonne Evans. Another Elcun column about "Atoms", and a Walt Liebscher "Nova Tomes". Also includes "The Blatant Beast," fanzine reviews by Art Widner; and an article on British fandom by Walter Gillings. Of particular historical interest is six pages of fanzines for sale by Melvin Korshak -- some real rarities listed there! Dated November 46 on cover, marked as Vol. 1 No. 5.
The sixth issue is 64 mostly numbered pages: this is the first issue to have a table of contents. Cover title printed in blue, illustration by Ralph Rayburn Phillips. It announces the change to lithography starting with the next issue. "The Blatant Beast" in this issue lists a few fanzines, but is mostly a response to the previous issue's column written by Don Wilson. Dated January 47 on cover, marked as Vol. 1 No. 6.
|V1.1||April 1946||14||Editor is Gus Willmorth|
|V3.5||November 1949||28||Editor is now Roy A. Squires|
|V5.4||November 1951||24||Last issue called Fantasy Advertiser|
|V5.5||January 1952||34||Renamed Science Fiction Advertiser|
|V7.3||Summer 1954||36||Final issue before merge into Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser|
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