The Press: Wonder World

The wonderful world of science-fiction pulps is populated with lithe heroes, bosomy heroines, bug-eyed monsters and space-suited villains from Mars. It is also garishly illuminated with the latest pseudo-scientific jargon. Readers of Thrilling Wonder Stories, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, etc. take such words as teleportation, parastasis and rhodon-deracts in stride.

Into this world of science and sex this week stepped a new contender, the Magazine of Fantasy, a slickish, 35¢ quarterly. Published by the American Mercury's bustling Lawrence Spivak, who also runs radio's Meet the Press program and puts out a string of...

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