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The Leading Edge #7

The Leading Edge: Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy


The Leading Edge is a semi-professional magazine run by Brigham Young University. The publication is mainly run by volunteer BYU students, serving as support for speculative fiction and aspiring authors.

The publication regularly features poetry, short stories, and artwork by now-famous authors and creators, or lesser known, yet skilled, creators.

The magazine was first published in April of 1981 through a student grant. To quote the now-magazine's website self description, "students wanted to see their work live beyond the end of the semester."

67 and 3/4 Issues (According to their Site) have been published to date, with issues coming out bianually.

The fanzine rose from the creative writing class of Spring 1981, taught by Marion Smith, and has seen the success of many science fiction authors.