Super-Science Fiction was an American digest science fiction magazine
published from 1956 to 1959, edited by W. W. Scott and published by
Feature Publications. Robert Silverberg and Harlan Ellison were already
selling crime stories to Scott for his other magazines, Trapped and
Guilty, and started bringing him scores of science fiction stories as
well. Many of the magazine's stories were sent in by literary agents,
and generally comprised material rejected by other magazines first,
though Scott did obtain two stories from Isaac Asimov. After a couple of
years Feature switched the focus to monster stories, hoping to cash in
on the trend that was making Famous Monsters of Filmland a success at
that time, and four more issues appeared before Super-Science Fiction
was discontinued in 1959. The magazine is not highly regarded by
critics, though Silverberg considers the material he wrote for Scott to
have helped him learn his trade as a writer.
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