Category: scifi history

Only the first episode of this 1961 BBC drama,…

Only the first episode of this 1961 BBC drama, “A for Andromeda,” survives. One of the earliest stabs by the BBC at an adult scifi drama, it features a radio signal that tells scientists to create a living organism, a perfect woman played by Julie Christie (in her first major role). 

Frank R. Paul’s illustration for Ralph 124C41+…

Frank R. Paul’s illustration for Ralph 124C41+. 

Hugo Gernsback created the first science ficti…

Hugo Gernsback created the first science fiction story magazine, Amazing Stories, in 1919 in order to sell parts for his radio equipment business to geeky radio enthusiasts. He wrote scifi, but he mostly did pamphlets like this, on fun activities to do with radio. 

Lois Miles was a model hired to pose as “Miss …

Lois Miles was a model hired to pose as “Miss Science Fiction” for the 7th Annual WorldCon, 1949, in Ohio.