Fantastic Worlds

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Fantastic Worlds Issue 4 Cover Art by Ben Jaxon 1953

Fantastic Worlds was a science fiction fanzine edited and published by Sam Sackett in Los Angeles, California. U.S.A.

Fantastic Worlds was released in the 1950s. it included articles, fiction, poetry, photographs and illustrations. Eight issues were released.

The first issue appeared in Summer 1952 and was edited by Edward W. Ludwig and Sam Sackett, as was the Fall 1952 issue. After this the next six issues were edited by Sackett with Associate editor Stewart Kemble.

Contributors included Forrest J. Ackerman, (Voice of the Imagi-Nation), William L. Bade, Garth Bentley, Robert Bloch, Howard Browne, June Bryant, Alice Bullock, David R. Bunch, A. Bertram Chandler, Betsy Curtis, August Derluth, Toby Duane, Philip Jose Farmer, Gene Hunter, Clive Jackson, David H. Keller, Barbara Kurtiak, Lilith Lorraine (Different, Challenge), Murray Leinster, Kris Neville, J.T. Oliver, Bob Olsen, Tom Reamy, Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Clark Ashton Smith, Michael Storm, William F. Temple, Wilson 'Bob' Tucker (Le Zombie), Harry S. Weatherby, Basil Wells, Walt Willis, and Virginia White.

Cover art was by Ralph Rayburn Phillips (No 1), Jerri Bullock (Fan Artisan) (No. 2), Lee Hoffman (Quandry), (No 3), Ben Jaxon (No 4), Neil Austin (No 5, No 7)

Illustrators included Bob Bell, Richard Bergeron (Warhoon), Jerri Bullock, Terry Carr (Lighthouse), Lee Hoffman, Ben Jaxon, Naaman, Novak, Ralph Rayburn Phillips, Paul Powlesland, and Tom Reamy.

Photographs were by Harry Altshuler, Scotty Welbourne, and from the collection of Forrest J. Ackerman.

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