Fantastic Worlds was released in the 1950s. it included articles, fiction, poetry, photographs and illustrations. Eight issues were released.
The first issue appeared in Summer 1952 and was edited by Edward W. Ludwig and Sam Sackett, as was the Fall 1952 issue. After this the next six issues were edited by Sackett with Associate editor Stewart Kemble.
Contributors included Forrest J. Ackerman, (Voice of the Imagi-Nation), William L. Bade, Garth Bentley, Robert Bloch, Howard Browne, June Bryant, Alice Bullock, David R. Bunch, A. Bertram Chandler, Betsy Curtis, August Derluth, Toby Duane, Philip Jose Farmer, Gene Hunter, Clive Jackson, David H. Keller, Barbara Kurtiak, Lilith Lorraine (Different, Challenge), Murray Leinster, Kris Neville, J.T. Oliver, Bob Olsen, Tom Reamy, Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Clark Ashton Smith, Michael Storm, William F. Temple, Wilson 'Bob' Tucker (Le Zombie), Harry S. Weatherby, Basil Wells, Walt Willis, and Virginia White.
Photographs were by Harry Altshuler, Scotty Welbourne, and from the collection of Forrest J. Ackerman.