Throwback SF: Cirsova: Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense no. 1

Great review here of our spring issue!

Every Day Should Be Tuesday

I have fallen behind in my Cirsova reading.  With the name change and the change in focus, I decided to jump ahead from the last issue I read (issue no. 3 from volume 1) to the newest issue.

Formerly, Cirsova: Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, the new title is Cirsova: Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense.  The name change signifies both a shift and focus and an attempt to more squarely brand the magazine based on its content: as a modern day pulp magazine, something “adventure” conveys better than “fantasy and science fiction.”  Per the editor, he sees Cirsova as more of an Argosy than a Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

So how well does the issue reflect that?  The Tarzan fragment (more on that in a bit!) is an obvious aide.  Tarzan is speculative fiction, if not obviously so.  But it doesn’t fit into any…

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