Beyond Fantasy Fiction a US fantasy fiction magazine edited by H. L. Gold, with only ten issues published
from 1953 to 1955. The last two issues carried the cover title of Beyond Fiction, but the publication's name for
copyright purposes remained as before.
Although not a commercial success, it included several significant short stories by distinguished authors, such as
Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. The publication has been described by critics as a successor to
the tradition of Unknown, a fantasy magazine that ceased publication in 1943. It was noted for printing fantasy
with a rational basis such as werewolf stories that included scientific explanations. A selection of stories from
Beyond was published in paperback form in 1963, also under the title Beyond.
James Gunn, a historian of science fiction, regarded the magazine as the best of the fantasy magazines launched
in the early 1950s, and science fiction encyclopedist Donald H. Tuck contended it printed very good material.
Not every critic viewed Beyond as completely successful, however; P. Schuyler Miller, in a 1963 review, commented
that the stories were most successful when they did not try to emulate Unknown.
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