Fantastic 1980s Index

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The front cover of the final issue dated October 1980

This is a rather short index as the magazine folded in 1980, with the October 1980 issue being the final one. Circulation had declined to fewer than 15,000 per issue and the magazine was simply not economically viable.

It was merged with its sister magazine Amazing which was renamed Amazing/Fantastic and was made a bimonthly – both magazines having previously been quarterly. These issues will be indexed seperately at a later date (when I complete the run).The “Fantastic” part of that magazine’s title was dropped on the mid 80s.

FICTION INDEX

Vincent Argodezzi
Inner Space……………………….January 1980

Jose Juan Arreola
Paeable of Barter…………………….July 1980

Robert H. Brown
Person to Person…………………..January 1980

David R. Bunch
New Member…………………………..July 1980

Ellio Capon*
A Message From the Medium(/G.M. O’Brien).April 1980

Thea Carvel
Encounter With The Universe…………..April 1980

Lawrence C. Connolly
Rope the Hornet………………………July 1980

Paul Dellinger
The Cliffhanger Sound………………January 1980
Girl of My Dreams………………….October 1980

William E. Fark
Murvyn the Magnificent……………..January 1980

Leland G. Griffin
Pawn Shop Camera…………………..January 1980

Frank C. Gunderloy, Jr
Lay of the Line-Boat Lovers (poem)…….April 1980

K. L. Jones
A Visit With Lenny……………………July 1980

Marvin Kaye
Damned Funny………………………..April 1980
The Amorous Umbrella……………….October 1980

Murray Leinster
The Runaway Skyscraper (r)………….January 1980

Brad Linaweaver
The Competitor……………………….July 1980

M. Lindholm
The Small One……………………..October 1980

G. M. O’Brien*
A Message From The Medium(/Elliot Capon).April 1980

Marcia Martin
The Compromise(/Eric Vinicoff)…………July 1980

Allan D. Maurer
Frozen Star……………………….January 1980

J.J. Miller
Wonders of the Gods?……………….October 1980

L.A.P. Moore
Alpha Centauri A Nine………………January 1980

Steve Rasnic
Alternative World Ghazal (poem)……..January 1980

Darrell Schweitzer
Never Argue With Antique Dealers…….January 1980
The White Isle………………..April – July 1980
The Headless Horseman………………October 1980

R.G. Steinhauer
The Songs Are of Earth……………..October 1980

Dave Stover
Creator of Tomorrow………………….April 1980

Edward Uchno
Blood Money…………………………April 1980

Eric Vinicoff
The Compromise(/Marcia Martin)…………July 1980

Wayne Wightman
The Imprecise Delights of Love…………July 1980
Evening Promenade………………….October 1980

GRAPHIC FICTION INDEX

Stephen & Chip Fabian
Daemon……………………July 1979 – July 1980

NON FICTION INDEX

Britton Bloom
Fantastic Facts – Main Street Stars
(/Thomas A. Easton)………..October 1980

Thomas A. Easton
Fantastic Facts – Main Street Stars
(/Britton Bloom)…………..October 1980

Brian M. Fraser
Prophet of Doom & Gloom
– Fred Pohl interview………..July 1980
Andre Norton interview……………..October 1980

Walter B. Hendrickson, Jr
Off-the-Rack Space Suits……………October 1980

James J.J. Wilson
Fan Fare……………………………April 1980
Fantastic Facts……………………..April 1980

BOOK REVIEWS

Tom Staicar……………………….January 1980
Tom Staicar…………………………April 1980
Tom Staicar………………………….July 1980
Tom Staicar……………………….October 1980

FILM COLUMN
Steven Dimeo…………………………July 1980

GAME REVIEWS

Greg Costikyan………………………April 1980
Greg Costikyan……………………….July 1980
Greg Costikyan…………………….October 1980

COVER ARTISTS

Wayne Douglas Barlowe
July 1980

the Brothers Hildebrandt
April 1980

Elinor Mavor
January 1980

Robert Petillo
October 1980

LITERARY ANALYSIS

Robert H. Wilcox
Between The Lines………………….January 1980
A Funny Thing Happened………………..July 1980

* A Message From The Medium published under the name
Israel O’Rourke

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2 Responses to “Fantastic 1980s Index”

  1. Wayne Wightman Says:

    Thanks for the listing. I heard from Elinor Mavor a few months back. She is well; she likened editing Amazing and Fantastic to making bricks without straw. I seem to recall she was paid $800 per issue, but she loved the job and the people she got to meet. For fiction, the mag paid one cent per word. She often apologized for that. I told her every writer’s secret: We would pay to be published.

    Again, thank you.

  2. alternatiescorporation Says:

    It was a great magazine. I’ll be posting a 70s index if I ever plug the holes in my collection. When I think of the 40,000 or so copies per issue that were never sold and presumably pulped, I could weep.

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