Top Left: Issue 176 (Oct 1967). Cover by Richard Hamilton from the ‘This is Tomorrow’ exhibition 1956.
Top Right: Issue 178 (Dec 1967). Cover by Charles Platt & Christopher Finch)
Left: Issue 179 (Feb 1968) Cover from ‘Barbarella’
Just unearthed from the basement of THE GENERALIST ARCHIVE: some rare copies of the legendary science-fiction/speculative fiction magazine ‘New Worlds.’ Had no idea, until reading the lengthy history of the magazine in Wikipedia, that the mag was first published in 1946.
I always knew it during the period when it was edited by Michael Moorcock. We were working on Frendz magazine at the time (1971/1972). Mike was a regular visitor to our office and we would often go round Mike’s house where I remember a manic Robert Calvert and the shy presence of Keith Roberts, author of the wonderful novel ‘Pavane’.
Top Left: Issue 188 (March 1969). Cover by Gabi Nasemann. Top Right: Issue 190 (May 1969). Cover by Gabi Nasemann. Bottom Left: Issue 193 (Aug 1969). Cover by Charles Platt. Bottom Right: Issue 200 (April 1970). Cover photo by Andrew Lanyon. This was the last issue in magazine format that went through a distributor.
New Worlds published work by a huge number of important writers including J.G. Ballard, Norman Spinrad, Roger Zelazney, John Sladek, Thomas M. Disch, M. John Harrison and Terry Pratchett. Also some great illustrators/graphic artists including Mervyn Peake and Mal Dean.
These are probably the rarest issues: Left: A Special Subscription Only issue (201) published in March 1971. Right: The magazine was revived by Mike Moorcock as a fanzine between Spring 1978 and Sept 1979. They were numbered 212 to 216. Issue 212 (pictured here) took the form of a spoof newspaper and was distributed free. [See: New Worlds history on sfcovers.net]
NEW WORLDS IS BEING REPUBLISHED NEXT MONTH IN BOTH ELECTRONIC AND PRINT FORM. http://www.newworlds.co.uk/
_Michael Moorcock's New Worlds Magazine_
The Directors of the Daves Dream Company - Dick Jude, David Hodson, David Tamlyn, Roger Gray and Felix Jude- West - have reached an agreement with Michael Moorcock to revive the seminal science fiction magazine New Worlds. Michael has kindly agreed to lend his name to the masthead of the magazine and to contribute editorial pieces. The magazine will appear in both electronic and traditional print on paper formats and be backed up by an extensive website that will feature exclusive editorial features free to all interested readers.
Source: SF SIGNAL