12 Best Science Fiction Magazines

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Science Fiction Magazines in 2020


Interzone #273 (November-December 2017): New Science Fiction & Fantasy (Interzone Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine)

Interzone #273 (November-December 2017): New Science Fiction & Fantasy (Interzone Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine August 2017

Phantaxis: Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine August 2017
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

Asimov's Science Fiction

Asimov's Science Fiction
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Astounding Science Fiction Magazine, November 1948 (Vol. 42, No. 3)

Astounding Science Fiction Magazine, November 1948 (Vol. 42, No. 3)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Paperback Pulp Digest

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2017 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Book 133)

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2017 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Book 133)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Cirsova #6: Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine (Volume 6)

Cirsova #6: Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine (Volume 6)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy: 20 Dynamic Essays by the Field's Top Professionals

Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy: 20 Dynamic Essays by the Field's Top Professionals
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2014 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Book 126)

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2014 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Book 126)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, May 1992 (Volume 82, No. 5)

Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, May 1992 (Volume 82, No. 5)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2017 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Book 132)

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2017 (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Book 132)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Analog Science Fiction and Fact
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

ABORIGINAL SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE Winter 1993 Issue No. 43/44 (Single Issue Magazine) (Aboriginal Science Fiction)

ABORIGINAL SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE Winter 1993 Issue No. 43/44 (Single Issue Magazine) (Aboriginal Science Fiction)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

The Legend Behind I Am Legend

For those of you who are excited to see the new movie I Am Legend starring Will Smith. It was the first published novel of a man who would become a driving force in the world of horror and science fiction.

His name is Richard Matheson. Don't worry if his name doesn't ring a bell because his line of work will. How about Hell House? The Incredible Shrinking Man? A Stir of Echoes? What Dreams My Come? Nightmare at 20,000 Feet from the classic Twilight Zone?

Richard Matheson was born on February 20th, 1926 in New Jersey. He started writing at the age of eight. He earned his degree in journalism in New York and Missouri. He had always loved sci-fi and loved to write it.

He has written for TV and the big screen as well. His first screenplay was The incredible Shrinking Man based on his novel The Shrinking Man. It was directed by Roger Corman. He went on to write quite a few screenplays with Roger Corman as the director including The Pit and the Pendulum, The House of Usher, and the Raven (all staring Vincent Price).

He was also one of the top three writers on the original Twilight Zone. He Pen such classics as Mute (about an orphaned daughter of telepathic parents who must learn to speak and deal with a world she cannot communicate in.), A World Of Difference (about A businessman sitting in his office who inexplicably finds that he is on a production set and in a world where he is a movie star. Uninterested in the newfound fame, he fights to get back to his home and family), and of course A Nightmare at 20,00 Feet ( about A man, newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, becomes convinced that a monster only he sees is damaging the plane he's flying in.) starring a young William Shatner (before his claim to fame as Captain James Kirk on Star Trek).

Richard also has writing scripts for the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Ghost Story, Amazing Stories, Combat, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, and so many more. He wrote an Episode of Star Trek called The Enemy Within (In which Kirk is split in two halves (good and evil) due to a transporter malfunction.)

Richard has written many westerns scripts as well including Have Gun Will Travel, Wanted Dead or Alive, Cheyenne, and Lawman. The western novels he has written include Journal Of The Gun, Shadow of the Sun, and Gunfight to name a few.

Yes Richard has been pumping out stories and changing the face of American storytelling for a long time. He has influenced some the top names in the entertainment history including Stephan King, Ray Bradbury, Dean Koontz, Roger Corman, and even gave Steven Spielberg his first script to direct (Duel).

So when you go out to watch Will Smith as the last man on Earth in I am Legend be aware of the influence of the man behind the story. Richard Matheson He is Legend.

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