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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction is a US fantasy and science fiction magazine initially published by Lawrence E. Spivak (pictured), with regular issues from 1949 to the present. Under editors Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas, it became a leader in the science fiction and fantasy field, publishing literary material and including more diverse stories than its competitors. Well-known stories from its early years include Richard Matheson's "Born of Man and Woman" and Ward Moore's Bring the Jubilee. After McComas left in 1954, Boucher continued as sole editor until 1958, winning the Hugo Award for Best Magazine that year, a feat his successor, Robert Mills, repeated in the next two years. Mills was responsible for publishing "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes, Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys, Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein, and the first of Brian Aldiss's "Hothouse" stories. At the start of 1966, after short stints by Avram Davidson and Joseph Ferman, Edward Ferman began a 25-year career as editor. He published many well-received stories, including Fritz Leiber's "Ill Met in Lankhmar", Robert Silverberg's "Born with the Dead", and Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. (Full article...)