Other Worlds, Universe Science Fiction, and Science Stories were three
related American magazines edited by Raymond A. Palmer. As both
publisher and editor of Other Worlds (1949–1953, 1955–1957), he
presented a wide array of science fiction, including "Enchanted Village"
by A. E. van Vogt and "Way in the Middle of the Air", later included in
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. Science Stories (1953–1955) was
visually attractive but contained no memorable fiction. Universe Science
Fiction (also 1953–1955) was more drab but included some well-received
stories, such as Theodore Sturgeon's "The World Well Lost", which
examined homosexuality, a controversial topic for the time. The second
incarnation of Other Worlds ran Marion Zimmer Bradley's first novel,
Falcons of Narabedla, but was otherwise less successful. In 1957 Palmer
changed the focus of the magazine to UFOs, retitling it Flying Saucers
from Other Worlds. No more fiction appeared in it after the September
Today's selected anniversaries:
Comparative trials began between HMS Spiteful, the first
warship powered solely by fuel oil, and a similar Royal Navy ship
Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton became the first player to
score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
A 6.9 Mw earthquake struck the Spitak region of Armenia,
killing at least 25,000 people.
A passenger murdered six people and injured nineteen others on
the Long Island Rail Road in Garden City, New York.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(chiefly Hawaii) An extended Hawaiian family unit.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The world is always full of brilliant youth which fades into grey
and embittered middle age: the first flowering takes everything. The
great men are those who have developed slowly, or who have been able to
survive the glamour of their early florescence and to go on learning
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