Amazing Stories is an American science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing. Ziff-Davis took over publication in April 1938. It ran for 284 issues until it finished in March 1953.
The first issue featured stories by H.G. Wells, Jules Verne & Edgar Allen Poe. Later issues saw the first appearance of the great science fiction writer, Isaac Asimov.
It was the first magazine devoted solely to science fiction. Before Amazing, science fiction stories had made regular appearances in other magazines, including some published by Gernsback, but Amazing helped define and launch a new genre of pulp fiction.
Other than some scattered stories, issues were not renewed until 1954.