The New Publication Order

In 1983, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach published Over My Shoulder, a look back at the spate of science fiction small presses created after World War II. Before then science fiction was a creature of magazines. Even including a handful of anthologies of short stories, the mainstream American press averaged less than one hardcover book of science fiction a year, while paperbacks were virtually unknown. Imagine the plight of fans in that era. Missing an issue – often making their way erratically to newsstands – meant losing those stories forever. Missing a part of a serial ruined the entire saga. A tiny market in used copies existed but pulp magazines were easy targets for wartime paper drives; their numbers dwindled annually.

In the prosperity of the late 1940s, a number of entrepreneurs saw a wide-open market niche. Just as in the early days of automobiles and software, people could participate in a new and growing industry pretty much from their homes, with enough seed money generated just by hitting on their friends.

Eshbach was one of those prescient fans. He was also a printer and became a co-founder of Fantasy Press. He knew the field and everybody in the field – not hard in the days when no more than a couple of hundred core fans and professionals dominated it – and was in perfect position to recontact all the remaining founders and plumb their memories and records. Most were still alive four decades later. Eshbach himself was one of the elders yet was only 73 when he wrote his book.

The last chapter, titled “The Books They Published,” is a try at a comprehensive account of 27 of these small presses (including a few prewar fantasy-oriented publishers), with each firm’s output listed in chronological order and size of printing. Marty Greenberg, who retained all the paperwork, personally provided the information from Gnome Press. Eshbach’s is the ur source. Everybody who wrote about Gnome later copied it faithfully.

In 1991, Jack L. Chalker and Mark Owings released a “revised and enlarged” – much revised and greatly enlarged – edition of The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History. For Gnome they kept the order – sliding in George O. Smith’s Pattern for Conquest, which somehow got left off Eshbach’s list – and added a great many small details on printings, bindings, variants, and the like that are available nowhere else.

That’s it. Other sources give information about a few books here and there, but nobody quibbles about the publication order.

Which is wrong. No deep dive into obscure records is necessary. The barest familiarity with the books is all that’s needed. Martin Greenberg’s fourth Adventures in Science Fiction anthology, Travelers of Space, could not possibility precede Martin Greenberg’s third Adventures in Science Fiction anthology, Journey Into Infinity. The fourth Robert E. Howard Conan book, The Coming of Conan, could not possibility precede the third Robert E. Howard Conan book King Conan.

As an obsessive collector/historian I could not let this stand. There had to be objective ways of confirming the order. I finally found four.

  1. Library of Congress registration date. Back in the 1940s, all legitimate publishers sent two copies of their new titles to the Library of Congress to officially register their date of publication. Registration is a step further than just copyrighting and gives greatly legal protections. All the registrations were compiled in massive volumes called Catalogs of Copyright Entries. Today the volumes have been scanned for Google Books. Not every title Gnome published was new and a few somehow missed registration. The record is still more than 90% complete.
  2. Date of first newspaper mention. The Internetgifted historians with newspaper scans, tens of thousands of old newspaperssearchable by keywords collected in massive databases. Books were major mediathen. Newspapers ran announcements of forthcoming books as well as reviews ofnewly released books. Unexpectedly, many small cities and towns publishedcontinual updates of new books bought by their libraries. Almost every Gnomebook sooner or later got a mention.
  3. Date of first magazine review. Another massive sourceof information is the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (isfdb.org). Allf&sf fans should become familiar with the incredible depth and breadth ofdata crowdsourced there. Among the entries are the books in science fictionmagazine review columns. These tend to lag behind newspaper mentions, asmagazines have longer lead times, but again are almost complete sources forGnome reviews.
  4. The Gnome books themselves. As did most smallpresses, Gnome advertised itself on its dust jackets, mostly on what istechnically called the back panel, the part of the book you see when you flipover from the front panel, the book cover. (Sometimes also helpful is the rearflap, the section of the dust jacket folded over the end of the book.) Bymeticulously recording which books are shown and which are not, one can createa time function of the order in which the books were released, the books thathave sold out, and the books that were reprinted or rebound. There were 41distinct back panels on the 86 titles, several found only on later variants.

I discovered other, albeit more limited, resources as well. Early fanzines devoted many pages to the new presses. Gnome issued catalogs of books somewhat irregularly but with critical information. Kirkus Reviews, a periodical aimed at libraries, mentioned 28 Gnome titles and their announced release dates. Specialized author bibliographies, histories, memoirs, and biographies yielded dates. Booksellers sometimes add detail to their listings. Other dribs and drabs of data came my way over years of searching.

The four main date sources all correlate almost perfectly with one another. The other sources fit right in. They do not match the Eshbach listing. I used them to create a wholly new publication order.

No one else has done this. I’m constantly astonished that this is new territory, considering that no other genre has more rabid fan historians than f&sf. Somehow I’ve opened up a niche in genre history that has gone entirely unexplored.

Many questions remain unanswered. Half a dozen pairs of books were registered on the same date. The two Talbot Munday books, being reprints of someone else’s copyrighted work, were not registered. Neither, bizarrely, was Robert Silverberg’s probably contemporaneous Starman’s Quest, which as a new work definitely should have been. The last book, E. B. Cole’s The Philosophical Corps, has a whole series of possible dates. Nevertheless, this listing is my best attempt to reconcile the known with the unknown. It forms the basis for all the other new bibliographical information that I’ve compiled and will be rolling out on this site.

# Author Title Pub. Date Back Panel Copyright Reg. 1st Newspaper 1st  Review
1 L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt The Carnelian Cube 1948 1 11/1/1948 12/5/1948 2,3/1949
2 Frank Owen The Porcelain Magician 1948 2 2/20/1949 3/9/1949 7/1949
3 Nelson Bond The Thirty-First of February 1949 3 6/18/1949 7/3/1949 Aut/1949
4 George O. Smith Pattern for Conquest 1949 4 11/16/1949 1/2/1950 3/1950
5 Robert A. Heinlein Sixth Column 1949 5 12/7/1949 1/14/1950 1/1950
6 Martin Greenberg (ed) Men Against the Stars 1950 6,19 3/20/1950 4/2/1950 7/1950
7 L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt The Castle of Iron 1950 7 7/1/1950 7/31/1950 11/1950
8 William Gray Beyer Minions of the Moon 1950 8 7/15/1950 9/2/1950 11/1950
9 Robert E. Howard Conan the Conqueror 1950 9 10/17/1950 11/30/1950 1/1951
10 Clifford D. Simak Cosmic Engineers 1950 10 11/25/1950 1/7/1951 1/1951
11 Isaac Asimov I, Robot 1950 11 12/20/1950 1/7/1951 4/1951
12 Martin Greenberg (ed) Journey to Infinity 1951 12,21 1/3/1951 1/27/1951 4/1951
13 Raymond F. Jones Renaissance 1951 13 4/15/1951 5/3/1951 8/1951
14 L. Ron Hubbard Typewriter in the Sky and Fear 1951 14 5/15/1951 7/15/1951 8/1951
15 Will Stewart Seetee Ship 1951 15 7/15/1951 7/15/1951 11/1951
16 Isaac Asimov Foundation 1951 16,27 9/15/1951 10/14/1951 2/1952
17 Lewis Padgett Tomorrow and Tomorrow/The Fairy Chessmen 1951 16 12/1/1951 12/16/1951 1/27/1952
18 Martin Greenberg (ed) Travelers of Space 1951 17,21 1/3/1952 2/10/1952 5/1952
19 Robert E. Howard The Sword of Conan 1952 18 4/1/1952 4/27/1952 11/1952
20 Martin Greenberg (ed) Five Science Fiction Novels 1952 19 4/1/1952 5/15/1952 8/1952
21 Arthur C. Clarke Sands of Mars 1952 20,27,37 4/15/1952 6/22/1952 9/1952
22 A. E. van Vogt The Mixed Men 1952 20 5/1/1952 5/30/1952 9/1952
23 Lewis Padgett Robots Have No Tails 1952 20 5/15/1952 6/20/1952 10/1952
24 Clifford D. Simak City 1952 20 5/15/1952 6/22/1952 10/1952
25 Isaac Asimov Foundation and Empire 1952 21,32,39 9/15/1952 9/21/1952 3/1953
26 Leigh Brackett The Starmen 1952 21 11/15/1952 11/2/1952 1/1953
27 C. L. Moore Judgment Night 1952 21 12/15/1952 12/28/1952 4/1953
28 Robert E. Howard King Conan 1953 21 3/2/1953 4/8/1954 10/1953
29 Martin Greenberg (ed) The Robot and the Man 1953 22 3/15/1953 5/31/1953 8/1953
30 Hal Clement Iceworld 1953 23 4/15/1953 7/8/1953 8/1953
31 Arthur C. Clarke Against the Fall of Night 1953 23 4/15/1953 7/8/1953 8/1953
32 Wilmar H. Shiras Children of the Atom 1953 23 5/15/1953 6/23/1953 9/1953
33 Isaac Asimov Second Foundation 1953 23 5/15/1953 6/23/1953 9/1953
34 Lewis Padgett Mutant 1953 24 10/20/1953 11/21/1953 4/1954
35 Jeffrey Logan (ed) The Complete Book of Outer Space 1953 25 10/20/1953 12/30/1953 5/1954
36 Robert E. Howard Coming of Conan, The 1953 24 10/25/1953 2/25/1954 2/1954
37 Nat Schachner Space Lawyer 1953 24 11/1/1953 12/17/1953 4/1954
38 C. L. Moore Shambleau and Others 1953 24 11/1/1953 1/6/1954 10/1954
39 Arthur C. Clarke Prelude to Space 1954 26 3/10/1954 3/14/1954 7/1954
40 L. Sprague de Camp Lost Continents 1954 27 3/25/1954 6/6/1954 9/1954
41 William Morrison Mel Oliver and Space Rover on Mars 1954 26 7/15/1954 7/22/1954 11/1954
42 Murray Leinster The Forgotten Planet 1954 26,27 7/21/1954 8/27/1954 11/1954
43 C. L. Moore Northwest of Earth 1954 28 10/25/1954 11/18/1954 8/1955
44 Robert E. Howard Conan the Barbarian 1954 28 11/1/1954 3/10/1955 4/1955
45 Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson Undersea Quest 1954 26 11/25/1954 1/15/1955  
46 Martin Greenberg (ed) All About the Future 1955 28 1/15/1955 2/27/1955 2/1955
47 Groff Conklin (ed) Science Fiction Terror Tales 1955 29 2/15/1955 4/27/1955 2/1955
48 Jack Williamson & James Gunn Star Bridge 1955 29 3/25/1955 6/2/1955 10/1955
49 F. L. Wallace Address: Centauri 1955 29 4/25/1955 7/16/1955 10/1955
50 Andrew North Sargasso of Space 1955 29 5/25/1955 8/11/1955 9/1955
51 H. Chandler Elliott Reprieve from Paradise 1955 29 7/25/1955 9/20/1955 12/1955
52 James Gunn This Fortress World 1955 30 10/25/1955 12/27/1955 2/1956
53 Robert Howard & L. Sprague de Camp Tales of Conan 1955 29 12/5/1955 3/21/1956 5/1956
54 Andrew North Plague Ship 1956 31 2/5/1956 5/5/1956 5/1956
55 Arthur K. Barnes Interplanetary Hunter 1956 31 3/15/1956 5/7/1956 9/1956
56 Judith Merril (ed) SF: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 1956 31   5/12/1956 8/1956
57 George O. Smith Highways in Hiding 1956 31 7/15/1956 12/2/1956 11/1956
58 Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson Undersea Fleet 1956 31 9/1/1956 12/13/1956 6/1957
59 Martin Greenberg (ed) Coming Attractions 1957 33 3/15/1957 7/1/1957 4/1957
60 James Blish The Seedling Stars 1957 33 4/1/1957 4/12/1957 4/1957
61 Murray Leinster Colonial Survey 1957 33 4/15/1957 5/19/1957 9/1957
62 Fritz Leiber Two Sought Adventure 1957 34 5/15/1957 8/25/1957 10/1957
63 Judith Merril (ed) SF: ’57: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 1957 34 7/9/1957 8/11/1957 11/1957
64 Poul Anderson & Gordon Dickson Earthman’s Burden 1957 34 7/25/1957 9/19/1957 1/1958
65 Bjorn Nyberg & L. Sprague de Camp The Return of Conan 1957 34 8/25/1957 10/17/1957 6/1958
66 Robert Randall Shrouded Planet, The 1957 36 9/25/1957 2/2/1958 6/1958
67 Mark Clifton & Frank Riley They’d Rather Be Right 1957 34 10/25/1957 1/23/1958 4/1958
68 Tom Godwin The Survivors 1958 36 2/25/1958 5/12/1958 6/1958
69 Robert A. Heinlein Methuselah’s Children 1958 34,35 4/15/1958 5/12/1958 10/1958
70 Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson Undersea City 1958 34 7/1/1958 8/3/1958 10/1958
71 Judith Merril (ed) SF: ’58: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 1958 36 7/15/1958 7/27/1958 10/1958
72 Talbot Mundy Tros of Samothrace 1958 36   10/29/1958 3/1959
73 Robert Silverberg Starman’s Quest 1958 36   1/24/1959 9/1959
74 George O. Smith The Path of Unreason 1958 38 7/25/1959 5/7/1959 11/1959
75 Talbot Mundy Purple Pirate 1959 36   4/15/1959 2/1960
76 Judith Merril (ed) SF: ’59: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 1959 38 6/30/1959 11/19/1959 11/1959
77 Robert Randall The Dawning Light 1959 38 8/25/1959 10/21/1959 1/1960
78 Wallace West Bird of Time, The 1959 38 10/25/1959 3/18/1960 8/1960
79 Robert A. Heinlein The Menace from Earth 1959 38 11/25/1959 12/17/1959 7/1960
80 Robert A. Heinlein The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1959 38 12/25/1959 1/19/1960 7/1960
81 James A. Schmitz Agent of Vega 1960 38 3/25/1960 5/26/1960 8/1960
82 Edward E. Smith The Vortex Blaster 1960 38 6/25/1960 7/31/1960  
83 Frederik Pohl Drunkard’s Walk 1960 39   11/28/1960 3/1961
84 John W. Campbell Invaders from the Infinite 1961 39 3/15/1961 5/4/1961 9/1961
85 Edward E. Smith Gray Lensman 1961 40   11/30/1961  
86 E. B. Cole The Philosophical Corps 1962 41 12/10/1962 6/15/1962 4/1963

In the prosperity of the late 1940s, a number of entrepreneurs saw a wide open market niche. Just as in the early days of automobiles and software, people could participate in a new and growing industry pretty much from their homes, with enough seed money generated just by hitting on their friends.

Eshbach was one of those prescient fans. He was also a printer and became a co-founder of Fantasy Press. He knew the field and everybody in the field – not hard in the days when no more than a couple of hundred core fans and professionals dominated it – and was in perfect position to recontact all the remaining founders and plumb their memories and records. Most were still alive four decades later. Eshbach himself was one of the elders, yet was only 73 when he wrote his book.

The last chapter, titled “The Books They Published,” is a try at a comprehensive account of 27 of these small presses (including a few prewar fantasy-oriented publishers), with each firm’s output listed in chronological order and size of printing. Marty Greenberg, who retained all the paperwork, personally provided the information from Gnome Press. Eshbach’s is the ur source. Everybody who wrote about Gnome later copied it faithfully.

In 1991, Jack L. Chalker and Mark Owings released a “revised and enlarged” – much revised and greatly enlarged – edition of The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History. For Gnome they kept the order – sliding in George O. Smith’s Pattern for Conquest, which somehow got left off Eshbach’s list – and added a great many small details on printings, bindings, variants, and the like that are available nowhere else.

That’s it. Other sources give information about a few books here and there, but nobody quibbles about the publication order.

Which is wrong. No deep dive into obscure records is necessary. The barest familiarity with the books is all that’s needed. Martin Greenberg’s fourth Adventures in Science Fiction anthology, Travelers of Space, could not possibility precede Martin Greenberg’s third Adventures in Science Fiction anthology, Journey Into Infinity. The fourth Robert E. Howard Conan book, The Coming of Conan, could not possibility precede the third Robert E. Howard Conan book King Conan.

As an obsessive collector/historian I could not let this stand. There had to be objective ways of confirming the order. I finally found four.

  1. Library of Congress registration date. Back in the 1940s, all legitimate publishers sent two copies of their new titles to the Library of Congress to officially register their date of publication. Registration is a step further than just copyrighting and gives greatly legal protections. All the registrations were compiled in massive volumes called Catalogs of Copyright Entries. Today the volumes have been scanned for Google Books. Not every title Gnome published was new and a few somehow missed registration. The record is still more than 90% complete.
  2. Date of first newspaper mention. The Internet gifted historians with newspaper scans, tens of thousands of old newspapers searchable by keywords collected in massive databases. Books were major media then. Newspapers ran announcements of forthcoming books as well as reviews of newly released books. Unexpectedly, many small cities and towns published continual updates of new books bought by their libraries. Almost every Gnome book sooner or later got a mention.
  3. Date of first magazine review. Another massive source of information is the Internet Speculative Fiction Database (isfdb.org). All f&sf fans should become familiar with the incredible depth and breadth of data crowdsourced there. Among the entries are the books in science fiction magazine review columns. These tend to lag behind newspaper mentions, as magazines have longer lead times, but again are almost complete sources for Gnome reviews.
  4. The Gnome books themselves. As did most small presses, Gnome advertised itself on its dust jackets, mostly on what is technically called the back panel, the part of the book you see when you flip over from the front panel, the book cover. (Sometimes also helpful is the rear flap, the section of the dust jacket folded over the end of the book.) By meticulously recording which books are shown and which are not, one can create a time function of the order in which the books were released, the books that have sold out, and the books that were reprinted or rebound. There were 41 distinct back panels on the 86 titles, several found only on later variants.

I discovered other, albeit more limited, resources as well. Early fanzines devoted many pages to the new presses. Gnome issued catalogs of books somewhat irregularly but with critical information. Kirkus Reviews, a periodical aimed at libraries, mentioned 28 Gnome titles and their announced release dates. Specialized author bibliographies, histories, memoirs, and biographies yielded dates. Booksellers sometimes add detail to their listings. Other dribs and drabs of data came my way over years of searching.

The four main date sources all correlate almost perfectly with one another. The other sources fit right in. They do not match the Eshbach listing. I used them to create a wholly new publication order.

No one else has done this. I’m constantly astonished that this is new territory, considering that no other genre has more rabid fan historians than f&sf. Somehow I’ve opened up a niche in genre history that has gone entirely unexplored.

Many questions remain unanswered. Half a dozen pairs of books were registered on the same date. The two Talbot Munday books, being reprints of someone else’s copyrighted work, were not registered. Neither, bizarrely, was Robert Silverberg’s probably contemporaneous Starman’s Quest, which as a new work definitely should have been. The last book, E. B. Cole’s The Philosophical Corps, has a whole series of possible dates. Nevertheless, this listing is my best attempt to reconcile the known with the unknown. It forms the basis for all the other new bibliographical information that I’ve compiled and will be rolling out on this site.

New Order Author Title Pub. Date Back Panel Copyright Reg. 1st Newspaper 1st  Review
1 L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt The Carnelian Cube 1948 1 11/1/1948 12/5/1948 2,3/1949
2 Frank Owen The Porcelain Magician 1948 2 2/20/1949 3/9/1949 7/1949
3 Nelson Bond The Thirty-First of February 1949 3 6/18/1949 7/3/1949 Aut/1949
4 George O. Smith Pattern for Conquest 1949 4 11/16/1949 1/2/1950 3/1950
5 Robert A. Heinlein Sixth Column 1949 5 12/7/1949 1/14/1950 1/1950
6 Martin Greenberg (ed) Men Against the Stars 1950 6,19 3/20/1950 4/2/1950 7/1950
7 L. Sprague de Camp & Fletcher Pratt The Castle of Iron 1950 7 7/1/1950 7/31/1950 11/1950
8 William Gray Beyer Minions of the Moon 1950 8 7/15/1950 9/2/1950 11/1950
9 Robert E. Howard Conan the Conqueror 1950 9 10/17/1950 11/30/1950 1/1951
10 Clifford D. Simak Cosmic Engineers 1950 10 11/25/1950 1/7/1951 1/1951
11 Isaac Asimov I, Robot 1950 11 12/20/1950 1/7/1951 4/1951
12 Martin Greenberg (ed) Journey to Infinity 1951 12,21 1/3/1951 1/27/1951 4/1951
13 Raymond F. Jones Renaissance 1951 13 4/15/1951 5/3/1951 8/1951
14 L. Ron Hubbard Typewriter in the Sky and Fear 1951 14 5/15/1951 7/15/1951 8/1951
15 Will Stewart Seetee Ship 1951 15 7/15/1951 7/15/1951 11/1951
16 Isaac Asimov Foundation 1951 16,27 9/15/1951 10/14/1951 2/1952
17 Lewis Padgett Tomorrow and Tomorrow/The Fairy Chessmen 1951 16 12/1/1951 12/16/1951 1/27/1952
18 Martin Greenberg (ed) Travelers of Space 1951 17,21 1/3/1952 2/10/1952 5/1952
19 Robert E. Howard The Sword of Conan 1952 18 4/1/1952 4/27/1952 11/1952
20 Martin Greenberg (ed) Five Science Fiction Novels 1952 19 4/1/1952 5/15/1952 8/1952
21 Arthur C. Clarke Sands of Mars 1952 20,27,37 4/15/1952 6/22/1952 9/1952
22 A. E. van Vogt The Mixed Men 1952 20 5/1/1952 5/30/1952 9/1952
23 Lewis Padgett Robots Have No Tails 1952 20 5/15/1952 6/20/1952 10/1952
24 Clifford D. Simak City 1952 20 5/15/1952 6/22/1952 10/1952
25 Isaac Asimov Foundation and Empire 1952 21,32,39 9/15/1952 9/21/1952 3/1953
26 Leigh Brackett The Starmen 1952 21 11/15/1952 11/2/1952 1/1953
27 C. L. Moore Judgment Night 1952 21 12/15/1952 12/28/1952 4/1953
28 Robert E. Howard King Conan 1953 21 3/2/1953 4/8/1954 10/1953
29 Martin Greenberg (ed) The Robot and the Man 1953 22 3/15/1953 5/31/1953 8/1953
30 Hal Clement Iceworld 1953 23 4/15/1953 7/8/1953 8/1953
31 Arthur C. Clarke Against the Fall of Night 1953 23 4/15/1953 7/8/1953 8/1953
32 Wilmar H. Shiras Children of the Atom 1953 23 5/15/1953 6/23/1953 9/1953
33 Isaac Asimov Second Foundation 1953 23 5/15/1953 6/23/1953 9/1953
34 Lewis Padgett Mutant 1953 24 10/20/1953 11/21/1953 4/1954
35 Jeffrey Logan (ed) The Complete Book of Outer Space 1953 25 10/20/1953 12/30/1953 5/1954
36 Robert E. Howard Coming of Conan, The 1953 24 10/25/1953 2/25/1954 2/1954
37 Nat Schachner Space Lawyer 1953 24 11/1/1953 12/17/1953 4/1954
38 C. L. Moore Shambleau and Others 1953 24 11/1/1953 1/6/1954 10/1954
39 Arthur C. Clarke Prelude to Space 1954 26 3/10/1954 3/14/1954 7/1954
40 L. Sprague de Camp Lost Continents 1954 27 3/25/1954 6/6/1954 9/1954
41 William Morrison Mel Oliver and Space Rover on Mars 1954 26 7/15/1954 7/22/1954 11/1954
42 Murray Leinster The Forgotten Planet 1954 26,27 7/21/1954 8/27/1954 11/1954
43 C. L. Moore Northwest of Earth 1954 28 10/25/1954 11/18/1954 8/1955
44 Robert E. Howard Conan the Barbarian 1954 28 11/1/1954 3/10/1955 4/1955
45 Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson Undersea Quest 1954 26 11/25/1954 1/15/1955  
46 Martin Greenberg (ed) All About the Future 1955 28 1/15/1955 2/27/1955 2/1955
47 Groff Conklin (ed) Science Fiction Terror Tales 1955 29 2/15/1955 4/27/1955 2/1955
48 Jack Williamson & James Gunn Star Bridge 1955 29 3/25/1955 6/2/1955 10/1955
49 F. L. Wallace Address: Centauri 1955 29 4/25/1955 7/16/1955 10/1955
50 Andrew North Sargasso of Space 1955 29 5/25/1955 8/11/1955 9/1955
51 H. Chandler Elliott Reprieve from Paradise 1955 29 7/25/1955 9/20/1955 12/1955
52 James Gunn This Fortress World 1955 30 10/25/1955 12/27/1955 2/1956
53 Robert Howard & L. Sprague de Camp Tales of Conan 1955 29 12/5/1955 3/21/1956 5/1956
54 Andrew North Plague Ship 1956 31 2/5/1956 5/5/1956 5/1956
55 Arthur K. Barnes Interplanetary Hunter 1956 31 3/15/1956 5/7/1956 9/1956
56 Judith Merril (ed) SF: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 1956 31   5/12/1956 8/1956
57 George O. Smith Highways in Hiding 1956 31 7/15/1956 12/2/1956 11/1956
58 Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson Undersea Fleet 1956 31 9/1/1956 12/13/1956 6/1957
59 Martin Greenberg (ed) Coming Attractions 1957 33 3/15/1957 7/1/1957 4/1957
60 James Blish The Seedling Stars 1957 33 4/1/1957 4/12/1957 4/1957
61 Murray Leinster Colonial Survey 1957 33 4/15/1957 5/19/1957 9/1957
62 Fritz Leiber Two Sought Adventure 1957 34 5/15/1957 8/25/1957 10/1957
63 Judith Merril (ed) SF: ’57: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 1957 34 7/9/1957 8/11/1957 11/1957
64 Poul Anderson & Gordon Dickson Earthman’s Burden 1957 34 7/25/1957 9/19/1957 1/1958
65 Bjorn Nyberg & L. Sprague de Camp The Return of Conan 1957 34 8/25/1957 10/17/1957 6/1958
66 Robert Randall Shrouded Planet, The 1957 36 9/25/1957 2/2/1958 6/1958
67 Mark Clifton & Frank Riley They’d Rather Be Right 1957 34 10/25/1957 1/23/1958 4/1958
68 Tom Godwin The Survivors 1958 36 2/25/1958 5/12/1958 6/1958
69 Robert A. Heinlein Methuselah’s Children 1958 34,35 4/15/1958 5/12/1958 10/1958
70 Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson Undersea City 1958 34 7/1/1958 8/3/1958 10/1958
71 Judith Merril (ed) SF: ’58: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 1958 36 7/15/1958 7/27/1958 10/1958
72 Talbot Mundy Tros of Samothrace 1958 36   10/29/1958 3/1959
73 Robert Silverberg Starman’s Quest 1958 36   1/24/1959 9/1959
74 George O. Smith The Path of Unreason 1958 38 7/25/1959 5/7/1959 11/1959
75 Talbot Mundy Purple Pirate 1959 36   4/15/1959 2/1960
76 Judith Merril (ed) SF: ’59: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 1959 38 6/30/1959 11/19/1959 11/1959
77 Robert Randall The Dawning Light 1959 38 8/25/1959 10/21/1959 1/1960
78 Wallace West Bird of Time, The 1959 38 10/25/1959 3/18/1960 8/1960
79 Robert A. Heinlein The Menace from Earth 1959 38 11/25/1959 12/17/1959 7/1960
80 Robert A. Heinlein The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag 1959 38 12/25/1959 1/19/1960 7/1960
81 James A. Schmitz Agent of Vega 1960 38 3/25/1960 5/26/1960 8/1960
82 Edward E. Smith The Vortex Blaster 1960 38 6/25/1960 7/31/1960  
83 Frederik Pohl Drunkard’s Walk 1960 39   11/28/1960 3/1961
84 John W. Campbell Invaders from the Infinite 1961 39 3/15/1961 5/4/1961 9/1961
85 Edward E. Smith Gray Lensman 1961 40   11/30/1961  
86 E. B. Cole The Philosophical Corps 1962 41 12/10/1962 6/15/1962 4/1963