"Amazing Stories" Magazine, September 1950 Issue

Summary

Amazing Stories was the first magazine fully dedicated to the genre of science fiction. The first issue was published in April 1926 by inventor Hugo Gernsback, who was considered to be the "father" of science fiction (or "scientification"). The cover story, "You Can't Escape from Mars," documents ongoing inspiration and interest in popular culture with the Red Planet.

Amazing Stories was the first magazine fully dedicated to the genre of science fiction. The first issue was published in April 1926 by inventor Hugo Gernsback, who was considered to be the "father" of science fiction (or "scientification"). The cover story, "You Can't Escape from Mars," documents ongoing inspiration and interest in popular culture with the Red Planet.

Artifact

Magazine (Periodical)

Date Made

September 1950

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

99.186.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 7 in

Inscriptions

on cover, top: THE ARISTOCRAT OF SCIENCE FICTION / AMAZING STORIES / SEPTEMBER 25 CENTS on cover, bottom: By E. K. JARVIS / "YOU CAN'T EXCAPE FROM MARS!"

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