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Space and Time Magazine begins when high school student Gordon Linzner pools resources with friends to purchase a mimeograph machine. The first readers were fellow students. Linzner had so much fun, he published another issue the same year. Space and Time Magazine was born.
By now Space and Time Magazine had evolved from some stapled pages distributed at school to a professional magazine. The publication had continued to improve through the years. By the fifth issue Linzner had moved to side staples and two color covers—black and white printed on colored paper. "Not full color, but like a yellow cover with black and white on it," Linzner laughs. "I had no money. It was a small press."
By the 90s Linzner was no longer a solo act. There was a point around issue 80 or so Linzner was approached by Samuel Post who offered to finance the magazine. While the partnership ended amicably after just a few years, by then Linzner had a staff of dedicated readers and editors.
Around the 100th issue Space and Time, Linzner passed the reins of the magazine to new publisher Hildy Silverman. Linzner has remained on staff as editor emeritus where he remains an active part of the magazine.
Space and Time Magazine celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of continuous publication at an event hosted by the New York Review of Science Fiction reading series at the Brooklyn Commons. Barbara Krasnoff interviewed founding editor/publisher Gordon Linzner and current editor/publisher Hildy Silverman. Readings were provided by S&T contributors Jack Ketchum, Daniel Braum, Katherine Hasell, and poetry editor Linda Addison, along with an art display by cover artist Alan Beck. The event was recorded live ― click here to watch in its entirety.
In late 2018, Silverman made the difficult decision to close Space and Time after 52 years of continuous publication. She made the announcement on the Space and Time website citing higher print and postage costs as part of the reason for closing. The notice was seen by Angela Yuriko Smith, author and former publisher of a monthly publication with a background in newspapers. After some debate, Smith agreed to take on the magazine and continue the legacy.
Diane Weinstein was assistant editor for Weird Tales magazine from 1989 to 2005 and also as art editor for the last 8 years. She was also a general editorial assistant at Wildside Press until 2005. Some of her projects there included collections edited by her husband, Lee. She has exhibited her own paintings in convention art shows. She has been the Art Goddess (that's her official title!) for Space & Time magazine since 2007.
Space and Time Magazine has been putting the best speculative fiction and poetry in ink for over five decades—a must-read for true fans of Strange and Unusual. Readers can look forward to stories from the future stars of genre fiction intermingled with unique tales from pros like Jessica A. Salmonson, Norman Spinrad, Jack Ketchum, and Aliette de Bodard.
Whether you are new to the magazine, or have been with us since our inception five decades ago, we are proud to provide you with this source of great fantasy, horror, and science fiction. Please visit this site often, as it is the best, most up-to-date source of info on all things Space and Time.
Gerard Houarner worked in the mental health field for 38 years, an experience which influenced his writing. He’s had almost 300 horror, fantasy, and science fiction stories published, with some assembled in 9 collections, along with 6 novels in small and commercial presses. He has served as Fiction Editor for Space and Time magazine since 1998.
R. A. Smith is a native Australian that writes dark fantasy and children's books. His first book, Everly is Everywhere, began the Everly is Everywhere series which currently consists of four books with more in the queue. Currently Smith is ready to release his first book of dark fantasy and co-owns Space and Time Magazine.
Angela Yuriko Smith's work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist.
Space and Time 1967, Issue #3