This is how The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
looked when it began in 1949 with the Bill Stone cover illustration and the evocative, flowing calligraphic logo by Mercury Publications' art director George Salter (1897-1967).
Co-editor Anthony Boucher (1911-1968) used as a pseudonym, H.H. Holmes, the name of a 19th-century serial killer. Oliver Onions (1873-1961) wrote the classic unforgettable psychological terror story, "The Beckoning Fair One", which can be read here
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