The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction – September, 1955 (Frank Kelly Freas) [Featuring “Operation Afreet”, by Poul Anderson]

Unlike the majority of science fiction (and fantasy) magazines of the 40s and 50s, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction eschewed interior art.  The issue of September, 1955 was an exception to this policy, featuring two illustrations – below – by Frank Kelly Freas, which accompanied Poul Anderson’s tale “Operation Afreet”.

(Page 11) (Page 37)

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction – Seventeenth Series, Edited by Edward L. Ferman – 1966 (1967, 1968) (Davis Meltzer)

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction – Eighteenth Series, Edited by Edward L. Ferman – 1972 (1970, 1971) (Unknown Artist)

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction – Fourth Series, Edited by Anthony Boucher – 1953 (1954, 1955) (Unknown Artist)

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction – Twelfth Series, Edited by Avram Davidson – 1961 (1962, 1963) (Unknown Artist)

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction – Ninth Series, Edited by Robert P. Mills – 1958 (1959) (Edward Emshwiller)

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction – Sixth Series, Edited by Anthony Boucher – 1955 (1956, 1957) (Unknown Artist)

The cover presents a symbolic illustration for Poul Anderson’s story “The Man Who Came Early”, which appeared in the June, 1956 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.  

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction – Third Series, Edited by Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas- 1952 (1953, 1954) (Unknown Artist)

The Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction – Eleventh Series, Edited by Robert P. Mills – 1960 (1961, 1962) (Bob Schinella)