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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) is Today's Wikipedia Featured Article

  (May 15, 2017)

HOBOKEN, N.J., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF), an award-winning Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine, is today's featured article on Wikipedia, the web-based, free content encyclopedia.  Wikipedia only features content nominated by users or chosen by the site's editors as the best examples of distinguished writing, presentation, and sourcing.  Of the more than 5 million articles on Wikipedia, only about 0.1% are featured.  The Wikipedia article for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (usually referred to as F&SF) gives a comprehensive overview of the publication's rich 65+ year history and contains images of past covers.

"I love that our readership is so knowledgeable.  We have fans who have been reading the magazine since 1949 and just as they let me know when I make an error in the magazine, they're great at contributing to the Wikipedia entry," said Gordon Van Gelder, Publisher of F&SF.

Created in 2001, Wikipedia is said to have more than 374 million unique visitors monthly.  The free-content encyclopedia is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and written collaboratively by unpaid volunteers. 

Hugo award-winning F&SF first appeared in 1949 and is the original publisher of SF classics like Stephen King's Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for LeibowitzF&SF has also published the work of many new stars, including Paolo Bacigalupi, Ted Chiang, and Kelly Link.  Printed bi-monthly, F&SF also has electronic editions available from two different outlets.  Spilogale Inc., the company founded by Gordon Van Gelder, has owned the magazine since 2000.  Charles Coleman Finlay is the current Editor.

Contact Gordon Van Gelder (201-876-2551/ for more information.  Visit The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) online,

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