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Memorable Magazines (3): Beyond

April 27th, 2015 · 3 Comments

The success of Fate, started in 1948 by Ray Palmer and Curtis Fuller, inspired many imitations. Among the trashiest was Beyond, which put out its first issue in September 1968, published by Bernard S. Adelman and edited by Keith Ayling. It began as a digest, changing to a larger format in September 1969. I don’t know how long it lasted; the latest issue I have is from February 1971, in which it is announced that it will return to the digest format. I don’t know if it did.

Some veteran forteans contributed to it (Vincent Gaddis and Brad Steiger, for example), but Adelman and Ayling (and later editor Robert O’Dell) seemed happiest with articles like “Strange Forces Cause Animals to Accost Mankind,” “Does God Fill Teeth?” and sensational pieces on celebrities. Here are four covers from 1968 and 1969.

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(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Ephemera · Forteana

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mamie // Apr 27, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Hey – where are those oriental herbs? I wanna live to be 256!

  • 2 Doug // Apr 27, 2015 at 11:38 am

    According to the article, it’s Centella asiatica (gotu kola). So stock up!

  • 3 mamie // Apr 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you!

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