Science Fiction Quarterly was an American pulp science fiction magazine,
published from 1940 to 1943 and again from 1951 to 1958. Robert A. W.
Lowndes edited all but the first two issues. It was launched by
publisher Louis Silberkleit during a boom in science fiction magazines,
but fell prey in 1943 to slow sales and paper shortages. Silberkleit
relaunched it when the market improved, and was able to obtain reprint
rights to several books by Ray Cummings and two early science fiction
novels. The budget was minuscule, but Lowndes was able to call on his
friends in the Futurians, a group of aspiring writers that included
Isaac Asimov, James Blish, and Donald Wollheim. Among the better-known
stories that ran were "Second Dawn" by Arthur C. Clarke, "The Last
Question" by Isaac Asimov, and "Common Time" by James Blish. By 1958,
Science Fiction Quarterly was the last surviving science fiction pulp.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Fiction_Quarterly>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The Priestley Riots began, in which Joseph Priestley and other
religious Dissenters were driven out of Birmingham, England.
In an early battle of the Korean War, North Korean troops began
attacking the headquarters of the American 24th Infantry Division in
Taejon, South Korea.
The NASA spacecraft Mariner 4 flew past Mars, collecting the
first close-up pictures of another planet.
A man deliberately drove a truck into crowds in Nice, France,
resulting in the deaths of 86 people.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
l'esprit de l'escalier:
The phenomenon when a conversational rejoinder or remark only occurs to
someone after the opportunity to make it has passed.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I'm gonna tell all you fascists, you may be surprised People all
over this world are getting organized You're bound to lose You fascists
are bound to lose.
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