The Magazine of Fantasy & Science FictionThe Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
) is a digest size American science fiction magazine
. It was first published in 1949
as The Magazine of Fantasy
with Anthony Boucher
and J. Francis McComas as its editors, adopting the and Science Fiction
from its second issue on. It was initially quarterly, then bi-monthly and finally monthly. As of 2004
it continues to publish quality science fiction and fantasy stories. There are now 11 issues per year, with an "anniversary double issue" every October
Editors over the years have included Avram Davidson, Edward L. Ferman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and current editor Gordon van Gelder. All of its editors have maintained a very high literary standard.
There have been numerous single-author specials over the years. Featured authors have included Isaac Asimov, Stephen King and Harlan Ellison.
Isaac Asimov also wrote a science column for the magazine that ran for 399 monthly issues without a break.
Several Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Anthologies have been published
Notable works that first appeared in the magazine (frequently in shorter form) include: