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Encyclopedia > Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

Asimov's Science Fiction is a science fiction magazine, first published in 1977 as Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine or IASFM for short. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... This article is about the magazine as a published medium. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


The magazine was the idea of Joel Davis of Davis Publications, who recruited the well-respected Isaac Asimov as editorial director, and George H. Scithers as editor. It was initially a quarterly magazine, first issue Spring 1977, then changed to bimonthly in 1978, and monthly in 1979. Dr. Isaac Asimov enthroned with symbols of his lifes work (Rowena Morrill) Isaac Asimov (c. ... George H. Scithers (born 1929) is a science fiction author and editor. ... Events January January 1 - The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ...


Gardner Dozois edited the magazine from 1985 to 2004 before stepping down and becoming its Contributing editor. Sheila Williams is the current editor of the magazine. Gardner Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The magazine was sold to Bantam Doubleday Dell in January 1992, a few months before Asimov's death, and the title changed to Asimov's Science Fiction. Doubleday is one of the largest book publishing companies in the world. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Editors

George H. Scithers (born 1929) is a science fiction author and editor. ... Shawna McCarthy (born 1954) is an American science fiction and fantasy editor. ... Gardner Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. ...

External link

  • Asimov's Science Fiction official web site (http://www.asimovs.com/)
  • Message Board post (http://www.asimovs.com/discus/messages/2/1521.html?1082584099#POST41381) about Dozois stepping down

 
 

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