First Six Issues of Amazing Stories Now Online

If you've ever wanted to encounter one of the primary origins of science fiction as we know it (for better or worse), now is your chance: the wonderful Pulp Magazines Project has put the first six issues (April-December 1926) of Amazing Stories online.

If you don't know why Amazing Stories is important to the history of science fiction, Wikipedia has a fairly good entry on it and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction also offers an overview. (And if you want to delve deeply into it, check out Mike Ashley and Robert A.W. Lowndes's Gernsback Days, Ashley's Time Machines, and Gary Westfahl's The Mechanics of Wonder and Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction.)

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