Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds

If you feel something strange in the atmosphere this month, don’t worry- that’s just disruption in the earth’s magnetic field caused by science fiction afficionados everywhere celebrating the latest incarnation of legendary SF magazine New Worlds.

Loved by many as the most groundbreaking, forward-looking, ambitious and original science fiction magazine in the world, the venerable publication emerged in 1939 from the then three year old fanzine Novae Terrae and put out a total of 222 issues over a span of 51 years from July 1946 to August 1997.

Over the years it gained a reputation for publishing experimental material, particularly under the tutelage of the venerable Michael Moorcock when it became the focus of the New Wave of science fiction. However, after many ups and downs, the much loved zine’s long and quite complicated history finally came to a close in the late nineties.

Well, not finally. The publication that just won’t die has been resurrected yet again, reincarnated as Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds with simultaneous print and online editions.

If you haven’t read Michael Moorcock, you’re in for a treat. He’s written a quite a lot of stuff… [amazon asin=156865040X&text=here’s a good place to start].

Novae Terrae issue 1
NOVAE TERRAE #1 – March 1936

Novae Terrae issue 21
NOVAE TERRAE #21 – Vol. 2 No. 9, March 1938
Novae Terrae issue 22
NOVAE TERRAE #22 – Vol. 2 No. 10, April 1938
Novae Terrae issue 25
NOVAE TERRAE #25 – Vol. 3 No. , August 1938
Novae Terrae issue 29
NOVAE TERRAE #29 – Vol. 3 No. 5, Jan 1939
New Worlds issue 1
New Worlds issue 1 – March 1939, cover by Harry Turner
New Worlds issue 2
New Worlds issue 2 – April 1939, cover by Harry Turner
New Worlds issue 3
New Worlds issue 3 – May 1939, cover by Harry Turner
New Worlds issue 4
New Worlds issue 4 – Autumn 1939, cover by Harry Turner
Front cover of New Worlds issue 1
New Worlds Vol 1 No. 1 (#9) – Spring 1951
Front cover of New Worlds issue 142
New Worlds 142 – June 1964
Front cover of New Worlds issue 145
New Worlds 145 – Nov/Dec 1964
Front cover of New Worlds issue 148
New Worlds 148 – March 1965
Front cover of New Worlds issue 160
New Worlds 160 – March 1966
Front cover of New Worlds issue 176
New Worlds 176 – October 1967
Front cover of New Worlds issue 188
New Worlds 188 – March 1969
Front cover of New Worlds issue 202
New Worlds 202 – 1971
Fonrt cover of New Worlds issue 209
New Worlds 209 – 1975

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