Vector was the official publication of the British Science Fiction Association.
The first issue of Vector appeared in the summer of 1958.
Editors: Ted Tubb (#1), Terry Jeeves (#2), Roberta Wild (#3, #4), Roberta Wild, Sandra Hall, George Locke, Michael Moorcock (#5) Roberta Gray and Michael Moorcock (#6-#7), James Groves (#8-#15), Ella Parker (#16-#17), Jim Groves (#18), Archie Mercer (#19-#25), Rog Peyton (#26-#39), Steve Oakey (#40), Ken Slater and Doreen Parker (#41-#42), Doreen Parker (#43), Darroll Pardoe (#44)), Phil Muldowney (#45-#46), Tony Sudbery (#47-#49), Michael Kenward (#50-#55), Bob Parkinson (#56-#58), Malcolm Edwards (#59-#68), Christopher Fowler (#69-#83), David Wingrove (#84-#96), Mike Dickinson, Joseph Nicholas and Alan Dorey (#97), Alan Dorey, Eve Harvey, Joseph Nicholas and Kevin Smith (#98) Joseph Nicholas and Kevin Smith (#99-#101) Joseph Nicholas, Kevin Smith and Paul Kincaid (#102-#105) Joseph Nicholas, Paul Kincaid and Alan Dorey (#107) Joseph Nicholas, Paul Kincaid and Geoff Rippington (#108-#111)
By issue 161 of June 1991, Vector had become a professional magazine.
Contributors of writing included Brian Aldiss, Ian Aldridge, Kingsley Amis, Poul Anderson, Mike Ashley, Douglas Barbour, Eric Bentcliffe, Ron Bennett (Ploy, Skyrack), James Blish (The Planeteer), Graham Boak (Badinage), John Brunner, Daphne Buckmaster (Esprit, Random), Terry Bull, Ken Bulmer (Science Fantasy News), Pamela Bulmer, Angela Carter, Graham Charnock, Cy Chauvin, Joy Clarke (Science Fantasy News), John Clute, Michael G. Coney, Philip K. Dick, Malcolm Edwards, Paul Enever (Orion), Christopher Evans, Keith Freeman, Bryn Fortey, Christopher Fowler, Mary Gentle, George Gibson, Harry Gilbert, James Goddard, Jean Graman, James Groves, Graham Hall, Viv Hallett, Edmund Hamilton, Rob Hansen (Pulp, Chuch), Philip Harbottle, Harry Harrison, Eve Harvey (Wallbanger), Robert Holdstock (Macrocosm), Dicky Howett, Roz Kaveney, Pat Kearney, Paul Kincaid, Damon Knight, Dave Langford (Ansible), Ursula K. Le Guin, Stanislaw Lem, Bert Lewis, George Locke (Smoke), Ed Mackin, Ian MacIain, Donald Malcolm, Janice Maule, Ivor Mayne, Helen McNabb, Archie Mercer, Michael Moorcock (A Fanzine Called Eustace, Typo), Chris Morgan (Brum Group News), Joseph Nicholas, Simon Ounsley (Lagoon), Doreen Parker, Ella Parker (Orion, Compact), Bob Parkinson, Joe Patrizio (Ipso Facto), Ian Peters, John Phillifent, Greg Pickersgill (Stop Breaking Down), Sheila Pinnington, Charles Platt (Beyond), Irene Potter (Brennschluss), Chris Priest, Robert Presslie, David Pringle, James Parkhill Rathbone (Macabre), Peter Roberts (Checkpoint), Brian Rolls, Michael Rosenblum (Futurian War Digest), Joanna Russ, Eric Frank Russell, Pamela Sargent, Daniel Say, Ken Slater, Philip Strick, William F. Temple (Novae Terrae), Sue Thomason, Ted Tubb, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Audrey Walton, Ian Watson, 'Doc' Arthur Weir, Peter Weston (Prolapse, Relapse), Roberta Wild (Vagary), Ian Williams (Maya), Walt Willis (Slant, Hyphen), and Roger Zelazny.
Covers were by Ian Aldridge, William K. Aitken, Dave Busby, Iain R. Byers, Jim Cawthorne, Jonathon Coleclough, Eaianne Cooke, G. Courtenay, John Dell, J. Duffty, Judy Evans, E.A.S. Gordon, Carol Gregory, Dave Griffiths (Gothique), Rob Hansen, Dave Higgins, Dick Howett, Alan Hunter, Terry Jeeves (ERG), Eddie Jones, Brian Lewis, Ivor Latto, Brian McCabe, Ron McGuiness, Ken McIntyre, Bill Nelder, Bob Parkinson, Bob Rickard, Dave Rowe, Paul Ryan, Gaynor Smith, Andrew Stephenson, Tais Teng, Arthur Thomson (The ATom Anthology), Ashley Walker, Pete Walker, and Jack Wilson.