Authentic Science Fiction
Authentic Science Fiction was a British science fiction magazine published in the 1950s.
At this time, science fiction magazines had been published successfully in North America for over twenty years, but little progress had been made in establishing British equivalents. The bulk of British sci-fi was published as paperback books, rather than magazines; a situation opposite of that in the US.
Since 1939, Atlas, a British publisher, had been producing a reprint edition of Astounding Science Fiction, one of the most well-regarded American sf magazines. During the war the contents had often been cut severely, and the schedule had not been regular, but it was reputed to sell 40,000 copies a month. This was enough to attract the attention of Hamilton & Co., a British publisher looking for new markets.
In 1949, Hamilton hired Gordon Landsborough as an editor. Landsborough did his best to improve the quality of the science fiction he was publishing, and was allowed to offer £1 per 1,000 words for selected material. He also was joined at Hamilton by H.J. Campbell, who was hired as a technical editor. Campbell was a London science fiction fan; he had been brought on by Hulton Press (publisher of the very successful comic the Eagle) to create a science fiction magazine, but the project had been abandoned before seeing print.
Out of this came Authentic Science Fiction, which in various incarnations, ran for 85 issues. source:wikipedia.