Winston Science Fiction

Winston Science Fiction

Winston Science Fiction

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The Winston Science Fiction set comprises 35 science fiction juvenile novels by famous science fiction authors such as Poul Anderson, Arthur C. Clarke, Ben Bova, and Lester del Rey and one non-fiction book Rockets through Space: The Story of Man's Preparations to Explore the Universe by del Rey which details the factual science and technology of rocket flight. The set was published by The John C. Winston Company between 1952 and 1960, then by Holt, Rinehart & Winston until 1961. The dust jackets feature classic science fiction illustrations by artists like Hugo Award winners Ed Emshwiller and Virgil Finlay along with Hugo nominees like Mel Hunter and Alex Schomburg.

Cover art for all of the books and a synopsis of each title can be found at:


Juvenile science fiction hard covers had been published for some time prior to the beginning of the Winston series, most notably the Tom Swift series published from 1910-1941. However, as the Tom Swift series declined, and the economic pressures of World War II escalated, juvenile offerings became slim.Sands, Karen and Frank, Marietta (1999). Back in the Spaceship Again: Juvenile Science Fiction Series Since 1945, Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-30192-1 pp 1-2

The Winston Publishing Company had a history of publishing material for youth since the early part of the 20th century, such as the Young People's Library of Entertainment and Amusement and The Forward Series for......
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