How Playboy helped save science fiction. Not only did Playboy provide a huge audience for science fiction stories during the publishing crash of the late 1950s, but the mag also helped keep short SF mainstream with its focus on “beginnings, middles and ends.” Our own Andrew Liptak explains.

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Ursula K. Le Guin had an entry in a New Yorker issue (I think this was back in 2012) about selling stories to Playboy, but being asked if it would be OK to use her initials as the editor didn’t think their readers would accept a woman writer.