Forrest J. Ackerman


Gamma No. 4

Gamma No. 4

H.B. Fyfe “The Clutches of Ruin”
William P. Miller “The Towers of Kagasi”
Ray Nelson “Food”
E.A. Poe “Hans Off in Free Pfall to the Moon” (Anonymous abridgment of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall”)
The Gamma Interview: Forrest J Ackerman
John Tanner (Jack Matcha) “Open Season”
Robert Katz “The Woman Astronaut”
William F. Nolan “Happily Ever After”
James Stamers “Don’t Touch Me, I’m Sensitive”
Ron Goulart “The Hand of Dr. Insidious”

Gamma Vol. 2 No. 2 (Whole No. 4) Feb. 1965
Editor & Publisher: Charles E. Fritch
Co-Editor: Jack Matcha
Cover: John Healey
5.25” x 7.75” 128 pages 50¢

*From Galactic Central and Vince Nowell, Sr.’s article “Gamma: New Frontiers in Fiction” from The Digest Enthusiast No. 8 June 2018.

Gamma No. 1 1963

Gamma No. 1 1963

Gamma 1 New Frontiers in Fiction
Charles Beaumont “Mourning Song”
Fritz Leiber “Crimes Against Passion”
Ray Bradbury “Time in Thy Flight”
Tennessee Williams “The Vengeance of Nitocris”
A.E. van Vogt “Itself!”
Charles E. Fritch “Venus Plus Three”
Ray Russell “A Message From Morj”
William F. Nolan “To Serve the Ship”
The Gamma Interview: Rod Serling
George Clayton Johnson “The Freeway”
Herbert A. Simmons “One Night Stand”
Kris Neville “As Holy and Enchanted”
John Tomerlin “Shade of Day”
Forrest J. Ackerman “The Girl Who Wasn’t There”
Ray Bradbury “Death in Mexico” (verse)
Richard Matheson “Cresendo”

Gamma No. 1 1963
Editor & Publisher: Charles E. Fritch
Executive Editor: Jack Matcha
Managing Editor: William F. Nolan
Cover: Morris Scott Dollens
5.25” x 7.75” 128 pages 50¢

Giesy and Smith’s 2112

nternational Science Fiction No. 2 page 93From International Science Fiction No. 2 (June 1968):

“In 2112” by Americans, J.U. Giesy and J.B. Smith, was translated from Esperanto by Forrest J. Ackerman. A professor sends his colleague 200 years into the future through some sort of hypnotic experiment. The traveler finds his true love and what seems to be the point of the story—Esperanto is now the dominant worldwide language. Sadly, our hero wakes up ten minutes later, decades before his soul mate takes her first breath.

John Ulrich Giesy (1877–1947) and Junius Bailey Smith (1883–1945) were the creators of Semi Dual (aka Prince Abduel Omar) an astrologer, mystic, telepathist and psychologist. Sometimes credited as the first occult detective, Dual’s adventures appeared in early pulp magazines like Cavalier, All-Story Weekly, and Argosy for nearly 25 years. Altus Press is currently reprinting the Semi Dual stories in a series of new trade paperbacks.