BRITISH FANZINE
1931-1950
BIBLIOGRAPHY

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PET NAMES: A number of early fanzines adopted nicknames, and since they are occasionally referred to by these names, a few are listed below:
Connie = Cosmos (Rennison)
Dinah = Dawn Shadows
Fay = Fantast
Fido = Futurian War Digest
Imp = Interplanetary News
Les Tart = Gentlest Art
Mite = Mighty Atom
Sally = Satellite
Stan = Science Fantasy Fan

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A


THE ALEMBIC: Norman Ashfield (Surrey).
        1    Mar/48     ?        ?        ?  d/w OF 3
        2    Oct/48     m        F        8  (Vol 1 No 2)
    ***(?)   Sum/49     m        F        4  (Vol 2 No 1)
     **(-)   Sum/49     m        F        8
        4    Win/49     m        F       10  (Vol 2 No 2) 
 **supplement 
***misdated "Sum/48".

AMATEUR SCIENCE STORIES: Douglas Mayer
        1    Oct/37     m        Q       10
        2    Dec/37     m        Q       16
        3    Mar/38     m        Q       18

B

BEYOND: E.Frank Parker (London), Arthur Hillman. 
       Produced for the BFS in an edition of five copies only.
        1    Aug/43     c        Q      146  ed.EFP
        2    Dec/44     c        ?        ?  ed.AH

THE BEYOND: John Aiken (London), probably others as well. 
       Produced for the PRSSFL (later the Cosmos Club). Single, 
       typewritten copy only. 7 issues (1942-44).

THE BIBLIOPHAN: R.G.Medburst (London).
       (1)   Aug/41     m        F        4  d/w FWD ll
      *(-)   Oct/41     m        Q        4  d/w FWD 13
        2    Nov/41     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 14
        3    Jan/42     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 16
     **(4)   Jun/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 21
*supplement called Shocking The Bibliophan; b/w Tin Tacks 8 and 
  Fan Dance 2.
**called Genus Bibliophanus Leodenesius.

BOOKLIST: Ron Holmes (Liverpool) & John Gunn (Nottingham). Produced 
          for the BFL. Contains more news and notes than booklists.
      *(?)
       (?)   Win/47     m        Q        4 b/w OF 1   ed.RH
       (?)   Spr/48     F        Q        2            ed.RH
        6    Jul/48     m       F        8            ed.RH
        7      ?/48     ?        ?        ?
        8      ?/48     ?        ?        ?
        9    Nov/48     m        Q        6            ed.JG
       10    Dec/48     m        Q        4            ed.JG
       11    May/49     m        Q        6 d/w SFN 3  ed.JG
      *(?)
*No information on earlier or possible later issues.
 NB. Mike Rosenblum produced a series of 'Booklist' sheets - 
     these have not been considered as fanzines.

BRITISH FANTASY FAN FEDERATION - see British Fantasy Society.

THE BRITISH FANTASY LIBRARY: John Gunn (Nottingham) 
           produced at least one newsheet under this title. 
       (-)   Dec/49     m        F        2

BRITISH FANTASY LIBRARY CATALOGUE: D.R. Smith (Nuneaton) 
            & Ron Holmes (Liverpool)
       (-)     ?/47     m        Q        ?   ed.DS
       (-)     ?/48     m       F       12   ed.RH

BRITISH FANTASY LIBRARY HANDBOOK: Ron Holmes (Liverpool) 
       (-)   Win/47     m        F      16

THE BRITISH SCIENCE FANTASY REVIEW - see Scientifiction.

BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY BULLETIN: D.R. Smith (Nuneaton).
        1    Jun/42     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 21
        2    Aug/42     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 22
        3    Oct/42     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 23
        4    Nov/42     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 24
        5    Dec/42     m      USQ        4  b/w FWD 25
        6    Feb/43     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 27
        7    Mar/43     m      USQ        2  d/w FWD 27
        8    May/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 28
        9    Jun/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 29
       10    Aug/43     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 30
       11    Sep/43     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 31
       12    Nov/43*    ?        ?        ?
       13    Nov/43     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 32
       14    Jan/44     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 33
       15    Mar/44     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 34
       16    May/44     m      USQ        2  b/w FWD 35
       17    Jul/44     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 36
       18    Sep/44     m      USQ        2  d/w FWD 37
       19    Nov/44     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 38
       20    Jan/45     m        Q        2  d/w BFS PROSPECTUS
       21    Mar/45     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 39
       22    Jun/45     m        Q        8
       23    Sep/45     m        Q        6      
       24    Dec/45     m        Q        6  
       25    Mar/46     m        Q        4
       26    May/46     m        Q        4
       27    Aug/46     m        Q        4
       28    Nov/46     m        Q        4
     **(?)
 *may not exist, possible skipped number
**possibly further issues.

BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY PRELIMINARY BULLETIN: Mike Rosenblum (Leeds).
       *1    Mar/42     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 18 
       *2    Apr/42     m      USQ        2  d/w FWD 19
        3    May/42     m      USQ        2  d/w FWD 20
*called British Fantasy Fan Federation Preliminary Bulletin.

BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY PROSPECTUS:
       (-)   Nov/42     m      USQ        4  d/w FWD 24
      *(-)   Spr/45     m      USQ        4  d/w BFS BULLETIN 20
*revised edition

BRITISH SCIENCE-FICTION BIBLIOGRAPHY: Douglas Mayer for the SFA
       (-)   Aug/37     m        Q       18

BROWSING: J.Michael Rosenblum (Leeds). All issues d/w FAPA.
       (1)   Jan/43     m        Q        2
        2    Spr/43     m        Q        4
        3    Sum/43     m        Q        4
        4    Oct/43     m      USQ        4
       (5)   Dec/43     m        Q        4 
        6    Spr/44     m        Q        4
        7      ?/44     m        Q        6
        8      ?/44     m        Q        6
        9      ?/44     m        Q       10
       10    Sum/45     m        Q       14
      *11         -     -        -        -
      (12)   Aut/45     m      USQ       14  (New Ser.l)
      (13)     ?/45     m      USQ       16  (New Ser.2)
*c/w Fantast's-Folly 3 (qv).

BULLETIN OF THE LEEDS SCIENCE FICTION LEAGUE: Harold Gottliffe.
        1    Jan/38     p       Q        2  d/w FAPA
        2    Mar/38     p       Q        4
cont. as The Futurian (qv).

BULLETIN OF THE NUNEATON SCIENCE FICTION LEAGUE: 
   No information. Possibly two or three issues (1936).

C

COLOSSUS: Donald Houston & Terry Overton.
        1    Win/43     m        Q       36

CONFITEOR - see Gargoyle.

CONVENTION EXTRA: produced for the 1944 Eastercon (London).
      *(1)   Dec/43     m        Q        2
        2    Feb/44     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 33
*b/w FWD 32 and also Cosmic Cuts.

CONVENTION NEWS -see The Science-Fiction Festival Convention News

COSMIC CUTS: Gordon Holbrow and Dennis Tucker for the Cosmos Club (Teddington)
             Continuation of the PRSSFL's Memo-Sheet (qv).
        1    May/43     m        Q        8  (Vol.2 No.1)     ed. GH
        2         ?     ?        ?        ?  (Vol.2 No.2)     ed. GH
        3    Aug/43     m        Q        4  (Vol.2 No.3)     ed. GH
        4    Oct/43     m        Q        4  (Vol.2 No.4)     ed. GH
        5    Dec/43     m        Q       16  (Vol.2 No.5)     ed. GH
        6    Feb/44     m        Q        6  (Vol.2 No.6)     ed. GH
        7    Apr/44     m        Q       12  (Vol.2 No.7)     ed. GH
        8    Jun/44     m        Q        4  (Vol.3 No.1)     ed. GH
        9    Aug/44     m        Q        8  (Vol 3 No 2)     ed. GH
       10    Oct/44     m        Q        4  (Vol 3 No 3)     ed. GH
       11         ?     ?        ?        ?  (Vol.3 No.4)     ed. GH
       12         ?     ?        ?        ?  (Vol.3 No.5)     ed. GH
       13    Apr/45     m        Q       10  (Vol.3 No.6)     ed. GH
     *(14)   Jun/45     m        Q        2  (Vol.4 No.1)     ed. GH
    **(15)   Jun/45     m        Q        2  (Vol.4 No.2)     ed. GH
   ***(16)   Aug/45     m        Q        8  (Vol.4 No.3)     ed. DT
      (17)   Oct/45     m        Q        2  (Vol.4 No.4)     ed. DT
      (18)   Dec/45     m        Q        4  (Vol.4 No.5)     ed. DT
  ****(19)   Feb/46     m        Q       14  (Vol.4 No.6)     ed. DT
      (20)   Apr/46     m        Q        4  (Vol.5 No.1)     ed.  ?
      (21)     ?/46     ?        ?        ?  (Vol.5 No.2)     ed.  ?
      (22)   Aug/46     m        Q       10  (Vol.5 No.3)     ed. DT
      (23)     ?/46     ?        ?        ?  (Vol.5 No.4)     ed.  ?
      (24)   Dec/46     m        Q        6  (Vol.5 No.5)     ed. DT

possibly further issues

    * subtitled '2nd Austerity Issue'
   ** titled 'CC Extra'
  *** misnumbered Vol.4 No.4
 **** misnumbered Vol.4 No.5


COSMOS: J.F.Burke. One copy only produced, then circulated.
           Typed, on 6" x 8 3/4" paper.

        1    Spr/37     *        *       60  (Vol.1 No.1)  
        2    Aut/38     *        *       90  (Vol.1 No.2)        

possibly further issues


COSMOS: J.Edward Rennison (Blackburn).
        1    Jan/41     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 4
        2    Feb/41     m        Q        3  b/w FWD 5
        3    Mar/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 6
        4    Nov/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 14
        5    Dec/41     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 15
      *(-)   Jan/42     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 16 
        6    Feb/42     m       F       18
*supplement

THE CRANFAN: Sid Birchby for 'The Cranwell Group'.
        1    May/42     c        ?        4

CTHULU: Douglas Webster (Aberdeen).
        1    Jul/42     m      USQ       22
      *(-)   Sum/42     m      USQ        4
*supplement

D

DAWN SHADOWS: James Rathbone.
        1    Oct/40     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 1
        2    Jan/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 4
        3    Aug/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 11

DELERIUM TREMENS: Dennis Tucker.
       *1    Apr/42     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 19
        2    May/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 20
        3    Jul/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 21
        4    Aug/42     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 22
        5    Oct/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 23
        6    Nov/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 24
        7    Jan/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 25
        8    Feb/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 26
        9    May/43     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 28
       10    Jul/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 29
       11    Aug/43     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 30
       12    Nov/43     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 32
       13    Apr/44     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 34
       14    Aug/44     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 36
*b/w Sands ot Time 4 (qv).

DIRECTORY OF ANGLOFANDOM: J.Michael Rosenblum (for the BFS), 
                                      unknown (for the BFL).
      *(-)   Jan/45     m       F       24  (BFS) 
       (-)     ?/48     ?        ?        ?  (BFL)
*d/w FAPA

DIRECTORY OF CURRENT BRITISH FAN MAGAZINES:
                      
       (-)     ?/40     m        *        1  d/w FAPA ?

* size 5" x 6"

E

EASTERCON BOOKLET: Bruce Gaffron (London). 
            This is a souvenir booklet; a programme booklet was 
            also produced (Easter 1944) - no information, however.
       (-)    Nov/44    m        Q       14

EASTERCON FINAL NOTICE!: (London).
       (-)    Mar/44    m        Q        2

EXTRACTS FROM THE FUTURIAN: (Leeds).
       (-)   Win/39     p       Q        8  d/w FAPA 13

F

FAN DANCE: C.S.Youd.
        1    Aug/41     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 11
       *2    Oct/41     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 13
*b/w Tin Tacks 8 and Shocking The Bib.

FANMAIL: Arthur C.Clarke. 
       Called a letter-substitute, but produced in an edition of 
       five copies (1940/1) C.S.Youd was to take over publication 
       (1941). No other details.

FANTASIA: Carbonzine published as internal club newsletter by the
      Hayes Science Fiction Club (Middlesex) circa 1932/4. 
      No further details.

THE FANTAST: C.S.Youd, Douglas Webster.
        1    Apr/39     m        Q       22
        2    May/39     m        Q       22
        3    Jun/39     m        Q       20
        4    Jul/39     m        Q       20
        5    Aug/39     m        Q       22
        6    Sep/39     m        Q       22
        7    Oct/39     m        Q       28
       (8)   May/40     m        Q       20  (Vol 2 No 1)
     **(9)   Mar/41     m        Q       20  (Vol 2 No 2)
     *(10)   Apr/41     m        Q       22  (Vol 2 No 3) 
      (11)   Nov/41     m        Q       24  (Vol 2 No 3) 
      (12)   Dec/41     m        Q       32  (Vol 2 No 5) 
      (13)   Apr/42     m        Q       34  (Vol 3 No 1) 
      (14)   Jul/42     m        Q       36  (Vol 3 No 2)
 *C.S.Youd editor (1-9), Douglas Webster editor (10-14).
**John F.Burke co-editor.

FANTAST'S FOLLY: C.S.Youd.
        1    Dec/44     m        Q        6  d/w FAPA 31
      *(?)
      **3    Aug/45     m        Q       10  d/w FAPA 33 
        4    Sum/46     m        Q        6  d/w FAPA 36
 *There may have been no issue '2'. 
**c/w Browsing 11.

FANTASY POST: Arthur Williams & Ken Bulmer (London).
        1    Oct/41     m        Q       18

FANTASY REVIEW: Walter Gillings.
        1    Mar/47     p       Q       20 
        2    May/47     p       Q       20 
        3    Jul/47     p       Q       20 
        4    Sep/47     p       Q       20 
        5    Nov/47     p       Q       20 
        6    Jan/48     p       Q       20 
        7    Mar/48     p       Q       20 
        8    May/48     p       Q       20  (Vol 2) 
        9    Jul/48     p       Q       20 
       10    Sep/48     p       Q       20 
       11    Nov/48     p       Q       20 
       12    Jan/49     p       Q       32 
       13    Mar/49     p       Q       32  (Vol 3) 
       14    May/49     p       Q       32 
       15    Sum/49     p       Q       32
      *16    Aut/49     p       Q       32
      *17    Win/49     p       Q       36  (Vol 4)
      *18    Spr/50     p       Q       40  
*called Science Fantasy Review. 

FANTASY WAR BULLETIN: C.S.Youd.
        1    Oct/39     m        Q        2
        2    Oct/39     m        Q        2
        3    Oct/39     m        Q        4
        4    Dec/39     m        Q        2
        5    Apr/40     m        Q        2  (Vol 2 No 1)
        6    Aug/40     m        Q        2  (Vol 2 No 2)
        7    Nov/40     m        Q        2  (Vol 2 No 3)*
        8    Jan/41     m        Q        4  (Vol 2 No 4)  b/w FWD 5

* misnumbered as issue 6
from no.5 published as irregular supplement to FANTAST


THE FAN WHO RULED THE WORLD: see Novae Terrae.

THE FLY IN THE OINTMENT,
Or The Snag In Michael's Mailing:R.G.Medhurst.
        1    Feb/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 5

FORERUNNER - see Gargoyle.

THE FUTURIAN: J.Michael Rosenblum. (Leeds). 
                Formerly Bulletin Of The Leeds SF League (qv).
        1    Jun/38     p       Q        8  (Vol 2)  d/w FAPA 5
        2    Sep/38     p       Q       16  d/w FAPA 5
        3    Jan/39     p       Q       16
        4    Spr/39     p       Q       20
        5    Sum/39     p       Q       20
        6    Aut/39     p       Q       24
     **(7)   Win/40     m        -       20  (Vol 3 No 1)
     **(8)   Spr/40     m        -       24  (Vol 3 No 2)
**page size = 7" x 9".

THE FUTURIAN: J.Michael Rosenblum. (Leeds). 
       (-) Aut-Win/38   p        -        6  (Vol 1 No.?)  d/w FAPA ?

Produced only for FAPA, size 5" x 8 "

FUTURIAN WAR DIGEST: J.Michael Rosenblum (Leeds).
    an amalgamation of Pseudo-Futurian and War Digest.
        1    Oct/40     m        Q        4
        2    Nov/40     m        Q        6
        3    Dec/40     m        Q        4
        4    Jan/41     m        Q        7
        5    Feb/41     m        Q        5
        6    Mar/41     m        Q        5
        7    Apr/41     m        Q        6
        8    May/41     m        Q        6
        9    Jun/41     m      USQ        9
       10    Jul/41     m        Q        8
       11    Aug/41     m        Q       10
       12    Sep/41     m        Q        7
      (13)   Oct/41     m      USQ        8  (Vol 2 No 1)
      (14)   Nov/41     m        Q        6  (Vol 2 No 2)
      (15)   Dec/41     m        Q        6  (Vol 2 No 3)
     *(16)   Jan/42     m        Q        8  (Vol 1 No 4)
      (17)   Feb/42     m      USQ        8  (Vol 2 No 5)
      (18)   Mar/42     m        Q        8  (Vol 2 No 6)
      (19)   Apr/42     m      USQ        8  (Vol 2 No 7)
      (20)   May/42     m        Q        6  (Vol 2 No 8)
      (21)   Jul/42     m        Q       10  (Vol 2 No 9)
      (22)   Aug/42     m        Q        7  (Vol 2 No 10)
      (23)   Oct/42     m        Q        8  (Vol 3 No 1)
      (24)   Nov/42     m      USQ        6  (Vol 3 No 2)
      (25)   Jan/43     m      USQ        6  (Vol 3 No 31
      (26)   Feb/43     m        Q        9  (Vol 3 No 4)
      (27)   Apr/43     m        Q        8  (Vol 3 No 5 )
      (28)   May/43     m        Q        6  (Vol 3 No 6)
      (29)   Jul/43     m        Q       10  (Vol 3 No 7)
      (30)   Aug/43     m        Q       10  (Vol 3 No 8)
      (31)   Oct/43     m        Q       11  (Vol 4 No 1)
     *(32)   Dec/43     m        Q       12  (Vol 2 No 3)
     *(33)   Feb/44     m        Q       12  (Vol 3 No 3)
     *(34)   Apr/44     m        Q       10  (Vol 3 No 4)
     *(35)   Jun/44     m        Q       12  (Vol 3 No 5)
     *(36)   Aug/44     m        Q       14  (Vol 3 No 6)
     *(37)   Oct/44     m        Q       18  (Vol 4 No 1)
     *(38)   Dec/44     m        Q       20  (Vol 4 No 2)
     *(39)   Mar/45     m        Q       18  (Vol 5 No 2)
*issues misnumbered, as noted
Note that certain issues had one or two pages in US Quarto 
as well as UK Quarto. Many of these pages (and similar USQ 
pages in fanzines b/w FWD) were spare sheets sent over by 
US fans during the wartime paper shortage; some of them have 
extracts or illustrations from US fanzines of the period. A 
very large number of fanzines were b/w FWD; they are listed 
under their separate titles.

G

GALAXY: Terry Overton (Cardiff).
        1    Aug/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 22
        2    Oct/42     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 23
        3    Nov/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 24
        4    Jan/43     m      USQ        2  b/w FWD 25
        5    Feb/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 26
        6    May/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 27
        7    Jul/43     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 29

GARGOYLE: David McIlwain.
        1    Mar/40     h        -       20  size 5" x 8" 
        2    Apr/40     h        -       28  size 5" x 8
      *(-)   Jun/40     h        ?        4
     **(-)   Oct/40     h        ?        8 
        3    Dec/40     h       F       24 
        4    Jan/41     h       F       24  (Vol 2 No 1) 
        5    Apr/41     h       F       40  (Vol 2 No 2)
 *supplement titled Confiteor
**supplement titled Forerunner

GEMINI: Ron Lane (Manchester).
      *(1) 
        2    Feb/44     m        F       12 
        3    Apr/44     m        F       14  (called '2') 
     **(-)   Jul/44     m        Q        4
        4    Jul/44     m        F       14 
        5    Nov/44     ?        ?       28 
        6    Jan/45     ?       F       24 
        7    May/45     m        Q       26
    ***(-)        ?     m        ?       12
  *the first issue may never have been published; if it was, 
   it appeared after issue 3. 
 **called Rubaiyat (qv).
***caled Gemini Special.
 
THE GENTLEST ART: Douglas Webster.
       (1)   Dec/40     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 3
        2    Jan/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 4
        3    Feb/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 5
        4    Mar/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 6
        5    Apr/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 7
        6    May/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 8
        7    Jun/41     m        Q        4  d/w FWD 9
        8    Jul/41     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 10

GENUS BIBLIOPHANUS LEODENSIUS - see The Bibliophan.

GOTTLIFFE ON THE GREEN: Harold Gottliffe
       (-)     ?/39     p       Q        4

H

HELLSAPOPPIN: Douglas Webster.
        1    Apr/41     m        Q        4

HE SAID: Ron Holmes.
        1    Apr/4l     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 7
        2    May/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 8

HOT AIR - see Zenith

I

INTERPLANETARY NEWS: Dennis Tucker (High Wycombe).
        1    Jun/41     m        Q        2
        2      ?/41     m       Q        4
        3    Dec/41     m       F        4


INTRODUCING THE SCIENCE FANTASY SOCIETY: Vince Clarke (London) for the SFS.
       (-)     ?/49     m       F       16



J

JEN: David McIlwain.
       (1)        ?     ?        ?        ?
       *2    Apr/41     h       F        8
*in Esperanto.

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