The Annotated Guide to Unknown & Unknown Worlds
by Stefan R. Dziemianowicz
Starmont House, Inc., Mercer Island, WA. 1991. Trade paperback. 212 pages. (5½ X 8½). Introduction by the author. The introduction is a long history of the magazine. Each story or novel is examined in detail; with a word count and the artist who illustrated the story. The original title is listed when different from the printed version. It appears that there were a total of 262 items. The appendices list a number of unpublished stories that were not used. Unknown was apparently the victim of the World War II paper shortages. The remainder of the book has a large number of listings on the stories; disclosing the dates of purchases of the stories and the future reprints they went through. An excellent history and bibliography of an important fantasy magazine.
Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines