Thrilling Wonder Stories

From Fancyclopedia 3
Revision as of 02:05, 28 February 2021 by Leah Zeldes Smith (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Thrilling Wonder Stories (often abbreviated TWS), founded by Hugo Gernsback, was one of the earliest science fiction magazines. Its lettercolumn was “The Reader Speaks.”

After losing control of Amazing Stories, Gernsback launched Air Wonder Stories and Science Wonder Stories in 1929 and merged the two magazines into Wonder Stories in 1930. He sold the prozine to another pulp house in 1936, and then it became Thrilling Wonder Stories, which lasted until 1955.

With this magazine, Gernsback created the Science Fiction League, the seminal sf club that led to the emergence of fandom. A letter in its August 1939 issue originated the infamous catchphraseGoshwowoboyoboy,” quoted by Time magazine.

Entry in the Science Fiction Encyclopedia.

Ad for TWS, Startling Stories and Captain Future featuring Hans Wesso art from the Chicon program book, 1940.

Publication Reasonator 19361955
This is a publication page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was published, how many issues it has had, (including adding a partial or complete checklist), its contents (including perhaps a ToC listing), its size and repro method, regular columnists, its impact on fandom, or by adding scans or links to scans. See Standards for Publications.