Science Fiction Quarterly began it’s initial run in 1940 and, with the world distracted by war in the present, it ceased publication in 1943. However, once the war was over and people were once again looking to the future, Science Fiction Quarterly was revived in 1951 and ran until 1958. Over the course of its run, it published many of the current and future “big names” in science fiction. Isaac Asimon, Arthur C. Clarke, James Blish, and Donald Wolheim were among the writers whose work appeared in the pages of Science Fiction Quarterly. When Science Fiction Quarterly ceased publication in 1958, it was the last of the science fiction pulp magazines. When there were no more issues of Science Fiction Quarterly, it was the end of the era but, considering the future success of the magazine’s writers, it would also be the beginning of a new age.
With 2020 soon coming to a close, now seems like a good time to look to the future with the covers of Science Fiction Quarterly.