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There are a variety of magazines available for fans of fantasy and science fiction, many of which offer free content online. From classic publications like Fantasy & Science Fiction to newer offerings like Strange Horizons, readers can find a range of stories and genres to suit their tastes. Additionally, there are magazines dedicated to horror stories, weird fiction, and pulp sci-fi, providing even more options for fans of speculative fiction.
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Amazing Stories Magazine
“Amazing Stories Magazine began in 1926 as the first American magazine devoted solely to Science Fiction. It played an important role in the genre for many years, not suspending print publication until 2005. Most of the issues in this big collection are pre-1960. Amazing Stories magazine back issues.
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Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – Sci-Fi Magazines PDF
U.S.: Dell Magazines
Founded in 1977 by Isaac Asimov, in recent years, Asimov’s has placed more stories on the Final Hugo Ballot than all of its competitors combined, and more than twice as many as its closest competitor. – Publisher. Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine back issues.
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U.S. – Various publishers
‘Astounding Stories of Super-Science Magazine’ appeared in January 1930. By 1938, when the title was changed to ‘Astounding Science Fiction Magazine’, it was the best-known American Science Fiction magazine, offering stories by the top writers of the genre. In 1959 the title was changed to ‘Analog Science Fact/Science Fiction’. Astounding Stories magazine online.
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“Creepy magazine was an American horror-comics magazine launched by Warren Publishing in 1964. An anthology magazine, it initially was published quarterly but later went bimonthly.” It ran from 1964 to 1983, and again from 2009 to 2016. – Wikipedia. Creepy magazine free.
UK: Marvel Comics, Panini House
“Doctor Who Magazine is a magazine devoted to the long-running British science fiction television series “Doctor Who”. Launched in 1979 as Doctor Who Weekly, the magazine became a monthly publication the following year. Now with 13 issues a year, the publication features behind the scenes articles on the TV show and other media, as well as producing its own comic strip.” – Internet Archive. Free Doctor Who magazine.
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NY: Warren Publishing
Eerie was a horror comic-book style magazine, from Warren publishing co.
Famous Fantastic Mysteries – Free Fantasy Magazine Downloads
U.S.: Frank A. Munsey Co., Popular Publications
Famous Fantastic Mysteries was launched in 1939 with the purpose of reintroducing stories the Frank Munsey company had acquired in previous decades for other titles. In 1942 the magazine was sold to Popular Publications, and different content appeared, including original stories and serialized books long out of print. The magazine was published irregularly throughout its life, which ended with the June 1953 issue. – from the Pulp Magazines Project.
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Fantasy and Science Fiction – Sci-Fi Magazines PDF
Fantasy and Science Fiction was for many years one of the leading magazines in the genre, and featured the work of many well-known writers. It contained much more than fiction short stories. The bibliography (at the link) covers artwork, stories, awards, and more.
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Galaxy Science Fiction
NY: World Editions
“Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980. It was founded by a French-Italian company, World Editions, which was looking to break into the American market. World Editions hired as editor H. L. Gold, who rapidly made Galaxy the leading science fiction (sf) mag of its time, focusing on stories about social issues rather than technology.” – Wikipedia. Galaxy Science Fiction free.
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“If was an American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952 by Quinn Publications, owned by James L. Quinn. The magazine was moderately successful, though it was never regarded as one of the first rank of science fiction magazines. It achieved its greatest success under editor Frederik Pohl, winning the Hugo Award for best professional magazine three years running from 1966 to 1968. If was merged into Galaxy Science Fiction after the December 1974 issue” – Internet Archive. If magazine free.
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U.S.: TTA Press
Interzone was founded in 1982 by David Pringle and others. Pringle stepped down in 2004, and it has since been published by TTA Press. – Publisher. Interzone magazine free.
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Magazine of Horror – Free Fantasy Magazine Downloads
U.S.: Health Knowledge
” The digest magazine, titled Magazine of Horror and Strange Stories for the first three issues, was published from August, 1963, until April, 1971, for a total run of 36 issues. From the beginning, the magazine published SF stories along with the horror tales. Some readers objected to this policy, but [editor] Lowndes always found room to reprint SF and fantasy stories by such writers as H. G. Wells, H. P. Lovecraft, David H. Keller, August Derleth, Robert E. Howard, Edgar Allan Poe, Hugh B. Cave, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jack Williamson, and Rudyard Kipling.” – Fancyclopedia 3. Horror stories magazines.
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Miscellaneous Pulp Fantasy
A collection of various titles of fantasy magazines, mostly from the mid-20th century, including these titles and more: Beyond Fantasy Fiction, 10 Story Fantasy, Avon Fantasy Reader, A. Merritt’s Fantasy Magazine, Fantasy Tales, Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated (1999), Fantasynopsis.
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Miscellaneous Science Fiction Pulp Magazines – Sci-Fi Magazines PDF
Various places and publishers
A collection of various science fiction magazines, through much of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Some titles: Megavore, Science Fiction Collector, Blake’s 7, Fantastic Films, Famous Science Fiction, Fantastic, Super-Science Fiction, Fantastic Universe, Future, Satellite, Space Travel, Venture, many more.
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“Nebula Science Fiction was the first Scottish science fiction magazine. It was published from 1952 to 1959, and was edited by Peter Hamilton, a young Scot who was able to take advantage of spare capacity at his parents’ printing company, Crownpoint, to launch the magazine. Hamilton went to great lengths to encourage new writers. Many fans regarded it as the best-loved British SF magazine.” – Wikipedia. Nebula magazine free.
New York: General Media
“Omni was a science and science fiction magazine published in the US and the UK. It contained articles on science, parapsychology, and short works of science fiction and fantasy.” – Website. Old sci fi.
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Realms of Fantasy – Free Fantasy Magazine Downloads
“Realms of Fantasy was a bimonthly fantasy speculative fiction magazine. Its original publisher was Sovereign Media, and it first launched with the October 1994 issue. The magazine published short stories by some of the genre’s most popular and most prominent authors.” – Wikipedia. It was discontinued in 2010. Realms of Fantasy magazine free.
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Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone
NY: TZ Publications
This magazine featured horror, sci-fi and fantasy fiction, as well as reviews and other articles about the Twilight Zone TV shows and various Sci-Fi films.
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London, UK: Nova Publications
Science fiction – fantasy magazine.
Science Fiction Chronicle
Virginia: DNA Publications
“The ‘Chronicle’ split off from the magazine ‘Algol’ in 1979, produced by Andrew Porter. It was a news magazine about science fiction, with fan material, brief book reviews, and a regular film column. The magazine won Hugo awards in 1993 and 1994. It was purchased by DNA Publication in 2000, and its final issue appeared in 2006. -Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
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Forest Park, IL.: Cinefantastique
A British magazine and website published every four weeks by Kelsey Media in the United Kingdom, covering the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres. It launched in April 2007, with the print publication ceasing in May 2020. – Wikipedia.
SFX – Sci-Fi Magazines PDF
Bath, UK: Future PLC
SFX magazine is published every four weeks by Future plc and was founded in 1995. The magazine covers topics in the genres of popular science fiction, fantasy, and horror, within the media of films, television, video games, comics, and literature. – Wikipedia.
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Subtitled “The Magazine of Speculative Transformation”. In the first issue, editor Lynne Jamneck wrote that Simulacrum meant to “blur the line between genre, and bring together work from writers and artists alike across the spectrum.” Simulacrum magazine free.
Supernatural Magazines Collection – Free Fantasy Magazine Downloads
Here is a selection of magazines at the Internet Archive’s Pulp Magazine Archive categorized as “Supernatural” fiction. Titles include Macabre Cadaver, Arkham Tales, Fate, The Black Magic Omnibus, Magazine of Horror, Supernatural Stories, and more. Paranormal stories free, pulp sci fi, old sci fi magazines.
Weird Tales Magazine is an American fantasy and horror fiction pulp magazine founded by J. C. Henneberger and J. M. Lansinger and first appearing in March 1923. It ceased publication in 1954, although there were several attempts to re-start it. Weird Tales magazines free.
Websites of More Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Magazines
Free online versions of these science fiction, fantasy & horror magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.