The Science Fiction Critic
The Science Fiction Critic was a science fiction fanzine by Claire P. Beck.
The Science Fiction Critic began life in November 1935 a Science Fiction Review. It was published in the 1930s by The Futile Press in Lakeport, California, U.S.A. It was a digest sized zine of around 14 pages and was published monthly. The first two issues were mimeographed. The third issue, released January 1936, introduces the change of name to The Science Fiction Critic and is letter pressed and side sewn.
No. 2, December 1935, included the first appearance of editor Beck's column "Hammer and Tongs" and the article "A Slip-Back in STF" by James Blish (The Planeteer).
No. 5, June 1936, includes a page by Hogo Gernsback concerning the discontinuation of Wonder Stories.
No. 6, December 1936 is the first issue to be published in Lakeport under the Futile Press imprint.
No. 8 includes contributions by John W. Campbell, Jr.
No. 10, July 1937 includes the unsigned article "Some Notes On Lovecraft".
No. 11, October 11937 includes the article "Weinbaum Was Great" by Robert W. Lowdnes.
No. 14, July 1938, is edited by Groo Beck and includes "Science Fiction and Ethics" by R. A. W. Lowdnes.