NEW WORLDS was a British Science Fiction magazine that began in 1936 as a FANZINE called NOVAE TERRAE and was renamed NEW WORLDS in 1939. The event which many people consider to be one of the most important in Science Fiction history, was when MICHAEL MOORCOCK became editor of NEW WORLDS. He began to feature EXPERIMENTAL and AVANT-GARDE material. NEW WORLDS magazine became the focus of the ” NEW WAVE ” of Science Fiction, which was heavily influenced by WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS. Reaction among the SF community was mixed.