The Futurians

The Story of the Science Fiction “Family” of the 30's That Produced Today’s Top SF Writers and Editors


by Damon Knight

John Day, New York. 1977 (Book Club Edition). Hardcover in dust jacket. 205 pages. (5¾ X 8½). Foreword by the author. The Futurians were a group of fans who wanted to be science fiction writers in the era of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Many of the members succeeded in becoming very famous in the field. The most successful ones were probably Isaac Asimov, Donald A. Wollheim, Frederik Pohl, Cyril Kornbluth, James Blish, Judith Merril, and the author of this book, Damon Knight. A very readable account of a very talented group.


Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines