Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser

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Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser Issue 14 March 1956  Back and front cover art by Pat Patterson
Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser
Issue 14 March 1956
Back and front cover art by Pat Patterson

Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser was a science fiction fanzine published by Ron Smith in New York, N. Y., U.S.A. It won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1956.

Inside was started by Ron Smith in 1953. In late 1954 it was merged with Science Fiction Advertiser (1952-1953, which had begun as Fantasy Advertiser and published from April 1946 to November 1951) and was renamed Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser. It was published under this title for 3 years, during which it won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. It then ran a further year as Inside Science Fiction. It ceased publication for 4 years and was then revived for 3 issues as Inside with editor Jon White and Ron Smith as Assistant Editor published in October 1962, June 1963 and Summer 1964. The last issue appeared as the transition between Inside with White as editor and new editor Leland Sapiro, who would rename the zine Riverside Quarterly.

Cover art work was by Dan Adkins (Sata Illustrated), Neil Austin, Marvin Bryer, David R. Bunch, Morris Scott Dollens (Science-Fiction Collector), Frank Kelly Freas, Lew Gaff, Claude Hall (Muzzy), Mel Hunter, Fernie Nevarez, Pat Patterson (Ibidem), Ralph Rayburn Phillips, and Cindy Smith.

Contributing illustrators included Dan Adkins, Jon Arfstrom, Neil Austin, Andrew Backer, Martin Bryer, Lin Carter, Morris Scott Dollens, Eleazer Durfee, Jack Gaughan, Roy Hunt (The Alchemist), Alan Hunter, Dave Jenrette, Frank Jonbrain, Robert Miller, Naaman Peterson, H.R. Van Dongen and Jack Wilson.

Contributors of writing included Forrest J. Ackerman (Voice of the Imagi-Nation), Poul Anderson, Ken Beale, William Blackbeard, James Blish (The Planeteer), Robert Bloch, Howard Browne, John Brunner, Algis Budrys, David Bunch, Lin Carter (Spaceteer), Mark Clifton, Jeanne Davis, August Derluth, Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin), Dave Foley, William L. Freeman, Charles Freudenthal, Randall Garrett, Joe Gibson (The Damned Patrol, G2), H.L. Gold, Claude Hall, William Hamling, Jim Harmon, Alan Hunter, Doyle Lewis, Robert Lowndes, Edward Ludwig (Fantastic Worlds), George Martindale, Dave Mason (Coup), Sam Moskowitz (New Fandom), William F. Nolan (Rhodomagnetic Digest), Chad Oliver, Naaman Peterson, Ross Rocklynne, Sam Sackett (Fantastic Worlds), Larry T. Shaw (Axe), Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Joseph Slotkin, George H. Smith, Tigrina (Hymn To Satan,Vice Versa), Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Margaret Walcutt, and Walt Willis (Hyphen).

Also included are reprints of work by Anthony Boucher, H. P. Lovecraft (from The National Amateur), and Clark Ashton Smith.

Of note are Lin Carter's study of Lovecraft's "in-text" mythical titles, a study of Lovecraft's "The Old Ones', entitled "H.P. Lovecraft: The Gods", plus a new bibliography; Harlan Ellison's "Hardcover"; William Blackbeard writing on L. Ron Hubbard; and "The Baker Murder Case" by Larry Shaw, writing on Lewis Carroll.

Contributors to the 1960s editions include William Blackbeard, Art Castillo, Arthur Jean Cox, Mike Deckinger, Keith Nelson, Leland Sapiro, George O. Smith, William Temple (Novae Terrae), Gordon Weaver, and S. Fowler Wright.

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