In the early 1960s Brian Aldiss decided that SF needed a journal that took genre criticism and discussion seriously, so he and Harry Harrison founded SF Horizons. Though short-lived, publishing only two issues, SF Horizons became the benchmark by which the plethora of critical journals that appeared over the next 30+ years would be judged. The first issue, cover dated Spring 1964, boasts an impressive line-up of ‘literary’ contributors as well as SF names, Brian Aldiss and Harry Harrison obviously, but also James Blish, Kingsley Amis, C.S. Lewis, G.D. Doherty, Robert Conquest and Aldiss again writing under his C.C. Shackleton pseudonym. Incredibly scarce, the two issues were eventually published together in book form by Arno Press ten years later.
FIRST EDITION: SF Horizons, 1964/5 (2 issues)