Fantastic Universe/Volume 08/Number 3

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Fantastic Universe  (1956) 
October 1956 (Volume 08, Number 03)
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THE 14th WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION. . .

Twenty years ago seven Science Fiction enthusiasts from New York visited Philadelphia one Sunday afternoon, meeting together with local fans. That gathering of the two groups became the first "science fiction convention" in history.

This Labor Day weekend, in New York City, more than one thousand people will attend the four-day 14th World Science Fiction Convention at the Biltmore Hotel, attending the several sessions to be addressed by distinguished personalities in the field, joining in the after-sessions parties and in the traditional Costume Ball, and applauding guest of honor Arthur C. Clarke, principal speaker at the Banquet on Sunday night. The next morning. Labor Day, Convention members will vote for the site of next year's convention, the choice this year being between London and Los Angeles.

While many of you will perhaps be more attracted by the "big party" nature of the gathering, the convention represents an opportunity for hundreds of "professionals" in the field to meet together, to talk "shop" and to renew friendships, and an opportunity for fans and interested readers to meet the men and the women who personify Science Fiction and Fantasy. Prominent among these will be John W. Campbell, Jr., Willy Ley, Anthony Boucher, Judith Merril, Murray Leinster, Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, William Tenn, L. Sprague de Camp, Lester Del Rey, H. Beam Piper, and many others.

Join us at the Biltmore Hotel that weekend (the registration fee is $2, incidentally) and meet and hear the men and the women who have explored our Todays and our Tomorrows!

David Kyle, Chairman,
World Science Fiction Society, Inc.

TURN TO PAGE 93 FOR HANNES BOK'S OWN
STORY BEHIND THE COVER!

FANTASTIC
UNIVERSE OCTOBER, 1956
Vol. 6, No. 3



H. L. Herbert
Publisher


Hans Stefan Santesson
Editorial Director


Hannes Bok
Cover Design

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  2. by Arthur C. Clarke
  3. A Way of Life
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  4. by Robert Bloch
  5. First Law
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  6. by Isaac Asimov
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  8. by Raymond F. Jones
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  10. by William Tenn
  11. Messenger
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  12. by Henry Slesar
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  16. by Madeleine L'Engle
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  18. by Hans Stefan Santesson
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  20. by Ethel Lewis
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  22. by Eric North

FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, Vol. 6, No. 3. Published monthly by King-Size Publications, Inc., 320 Fifth Ave., N. Y. 1, N. Y. Subscription, 12 issues $3.75, single copies 35¢, Foreign postage extra. Reentered as second-class matter at the post office. New York, N . Y. The characters in this magazine are entirely fictitious and have no relation to any persons living or dead. © 1956, by King-Size Pubs., Inc. All rights reserved, Oct. 1956. PRINTED IN U. S. A.



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