probably had the biggest impact of any on the development of science fiction
in the English
speaking world. Under the Editorship of John W. Campbell
it published the works of authors such as E.E. "Doc" Smith
, Isaac Asimov
, Robert Heinlein
, L. Ron Hubbard
, and many many others.
Founded in January 1930 as "Astounding Stories of Super-Science" it went through several name changes before settling on "Astounding Science Fiction" in 1938. It kept the name until 1960 when it was changed to "Analog" under which name it is still published today.
The editorship of John W. Campbell saw it at the forefront of the 'golden age' of science fiction. He was well known for encouraging authors with detailed critiques that included significant story ideas (James Blish claimed his "Okie" series came from a 7-page critique of a short story he sent to Campbell).
Many classic novels and series first saw print in Astounding including:
However it did also give us Dianetics
but I guess that just goes to show that nothing is perfect.