Algol (fanzine)

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Algol: The Magazine About Science Fiction was published from 1963-1984 by Andrew Porter. The name was changed to Starship in 1979.[1]

It won a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1974, in a tie with Richard E. Geis' Science Fiction Review;[2] and received five other nominations for the Hugo (1973, 1975, 1976, and 1981).[3] Initially a two-page fanzine printed by spirit duplicator, it expanded rapidly, moving to offset covers, then adding mimeographed contents, ultimately becoming a printed publication with the 16th issue. It went to a full color cover with the 24th issue; ultimately the circulation rose to 7,000. Columnists at various times included Ted White, Richard A. Lupoff, Susan Wood, Vincent Di Fate, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Joe Sanders and Bhob Stewart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashley, Michael (2007). Gateways to forever: the story of the science-fiction magazines from 1970 to 1980 Volume 3. Liverpool University Press. p. xix. ISBN 1-84631-002-4. 
  2. ^ "1974 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  3. ^ Harvia, Teddy. "The Best Fanzine Hugo Nominees and Winners" Hugos At A Glance website