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The Amazing Editorials

Ted White

ISBN 978-1-916508-03-3
(6" x 9" trade paperback)
ISBN 978-1-916508-08-8 (ebook)


Ansible Editions, June 2023

The Amazing Editorials collects all the editorials and book reviews written by Ted White for Amazing Stories while he was editor from 1969 to 1979. SF magazine historian Mike Ashley contributes a newly written introduction, “The Amazing Ted”, and Ted White adds an explanatory afterword. 275 pages; over 137,000 words.

All proceeds from sales of this paperback and ebook go to the TransAtlantic Fan Fund.

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From the Introduction by Mike Ashley

A magazine isn’t the same as a book, leastways, a very good magazine isn’t. The big difference between a good book and a good magazine is that the magazine has a personality. That personality may in part be a product of the contributors but its chiefly created by the editor – and of an editor who loves what they’re doing.

That’s what made Ted White such a good editor. He was at heart a fan – he’d won a Hugo Award as Best Fan Writer in 1968 – and a die-hard fan knows what other fans want, even if at times he has to tell them what they want. Ted was known for his fan columns both before and after his editorship of Amazing Stories and Fantastic and he never fought shy of an argument if he felt he had a valid point. He was no stranger to controversy and he could not avoid being controversial in his role as editor for publisher Sol Cohen, as some of these editorials reveal.