THUMBNAILS: Click here to go directly to the first Thumbnail page for SCIENCE AND INVENTION. We now have a complete set of page images of all of the 133 covers used on this magazine between 1920 and 1931! This magazine is included in the category "Popular Technical Magazines."
First published as ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENTER, the name was changed to SCIENCE AND INVENTION in 1920; the last issue was published in August 1931. One of Hugo Gernsback's famous popular technical magazines.
The BigList has this to say about both titles of this magazine:
The August 1923 and August 1924 issues are considered by some to have been the "first" science-fiction magazines published in the twentieth century. Certainly the success of these two issues led Gernsback to publish a specialized fiction magazine, AMAZING STORIES, beginning in 1926.
Beginning with the March 1926 issue, the Gernsback magazine THE EXPERIMENTER was merged into SCIENCE AND INVENTION and given a subtitle on the cover. The subtitle was dropped from the cover after the September 1926 issue.
We will add further publishing information when we can.
Note: When we have good source images we've processed them to a standard image size 650 x 896 pixels, representing the normal shape of the covers of the magazine. When we have only lower-quality source files, we've presented them in smaller versions.
Special thanks to Doug Ellis, who let us photograph his run of 1926-7 issues for the website. Thanks also to Guy Gordon, who has sent two of the missing cover images, and corrected the publishing history of this title and SCIENCE AND MECHANICS.
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