In its early days it was more of a general fanzine which included news, but in its later days was almost exclusively devoted to pro news. The handover from Taurasi to Moskowitz happened when Taurasi went into the military to serve in the War. It claimed to be the first photo-offset fanzine in history.
James Blish was its book reviewer around 1956, and it won the Hugo for Best Fanzine in 1955 and 1957. In the late ’40s, it had an "International Edition" with some Spanish-language content. Upon its demise, its news-reporting function was effectively taken over by Locus.
In 1949, a Cinvention program book ad listed its publishers, editors and reporters: James V. Taurasi, Ray Van Houten, J. Russell Mars, John Giunta, Arthur Jean Cox, Lester Mayer, Jr., Thomas S. Gardner and Carmela Marceau.
It was nominated for the 1956 Best Fanzine Hugo.
|*1-#5 V1.1-V2.1||September 1941 -- June 1942||Fantasy Times||James V. Taurasi|
|V2.2||June 1942||Fantasy Reporter||Sam Moskowitz|
|*8-#12 V1.9-V1.12||August 1944 -- June 1946||Fantasy Times||Sam Moskowitz|
|*13 V1.13||August 18, 1946||Fantasy Times||James V. Taurasi|
|*14-#27 V1.14-V1.27||August 25, 1946 -- December 1, 1946||Fantasy Times||James V. Taurasi, Ray Van Houten, Sam Moskowitz|
|*28-#269 V1.28-V12||December 8, 1946 -- April 1957||Fantasy Times||James V. Taurasi|
|*270-#394 V12-V17.18||May 1957 -- September 1962||Science Fiction Times||James V. Taurasi|
|*395-#409/10 V17.19-V18.10||October 1962 -- December 1963||Science Fiction Times||James V. Taurasi, Frank Prieto|
|*V2a#1-3||August-September 1962||S-F Times Daily||Frank Prieto (at Chicon III)|
|*411-#422 V19.1-V12.12||October 1962 -- December 1963||Science Fiction Times||James V. Taurasi, Frank Prieto, John Giunta|
|*423-#434 V20.1-V20.13||January 1965 -- December 1965||Science Fiction Times||James V. Taurasi, Frank Prieto|
|*435 V21.1||March 1966||Science Fiction Times||James V. Taurasi, Frank Prieto, Ed Wood|
|*436-#437||Probably not produced|
|At this point, the newszine was substantially reformatted and now published from Syracuse, NY.|
|*438-#445 V22||January 1967 -- August 1967||Science Fiction Times||James Ashe, Ann Ashe|
|*446-#447 V22||September 1967 -- October 1967||Science Fiction Times||James Ashe|
|*448 V22||November 1967||Science Fiction Times||James Ashe, Ann Deitz|
|*449 V22||December 1967||Science Fiction Times||James Ashe|
|*450-451 V23||January 1968 -- February 1968||Science Fiction Times||James Ashe, Ann Deitz, Walter Cole|
|*452-#465 V23-V24||March 1968 -- April 1969||Science Fiction Times||Ann F. Dietz, Walter Cole|
|Revival in tabloid format on newsprint|
|V1.5||November 1979||Science Fiction Times|
|March 1980||Science Fiction Times||Vincent McCaffrey|
|November1980||Science Fiction Times||Vincent McCaffrey|
|V10.1||1981?||Science Fiction Times||Andrew Adams Whyte|
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