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SCIENCE FANTASY NEWS

a web project by Greg Pickersgill, Rob Hansen, Dave Langford, Jim Linwood,
Claire Brialey, Mark Plummer

All issues of SCIENCE FANTASY NEWS and SFNEWS MINOR have been uploaded. Plus some other material relating specifically to the LONCON, the 1952 London S-F Convention.
Before too long and depending how early I (Gregory) can get up in the morning there will soon be a proper intro and description to all this.

Offers of information, praise, money, old British fanzines - go here

Here is a profile of Vince Clarke, editor of SFN, by Sandra Bond.
And
here is a memoir of him by the late Ron Bennett, of SKYRACK fame.

The issues of SCIENCE FANTASY NEWS and SFN MINOR (an occasional supplement in the early days) are presented in chronological order -


WWW This site

1 - Winter 1948

SFNMinor 1 -February 1949

2 - March 1949

SFNMinor 2 - April 1949

3 - June 1949

SFNMinor 3 - June 1949

SFNMinor 4 - September 1949

4 - December 1949

5 - Summer 1950

6 - Not Published

7 - March 1951

8 - July 1951

9 (V 2 no 1) - September 1951

10 (V 2 no 2) - Christmas 1951

11 (V 2 no 3) -
March 1952

12 (V 2 no 4) -
June 1952

LONDON S-F CONVENTION 1952 - SFN CONVENTION SUPPLEMENT

POST WAR - a letters supplement -
Winter 1952

13 (V 2 no 6) -
August 1955

14 - Christmas 1955

15 - February 1958

16 - June 1960

INTRODUCING THE SCIENCE FANTASY SOCIETY - 1949

LONDON SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION 1952 - PROGRAMME BOOK

A variety of other bits and pieces related to SFN also exist - these include an un-numbered issue of SFNMinor dated November 1950 that has not yet been sourced.

This edited extract from the BRITISH FANZINE BIBLIOGRAPHY almost illuminates the issue of supplements, one of which falls into the Not Yet Sourced category.

Science Fantasy News: Vincent Clarke for the SFS (until issue 8). (First published 1948)

10 - Dec/51 m F 10 (Vol 2 No 2)
Supplement called Epicentre Xmas Greetings Dec/51 m ? 2 with issue 10
11 - Mar/52 m F 12 (Vol 2 No 3)
Supplement called Cosmos Library News Mar/52 m ½F  2 with issue 11
12 - Jun/52 m F 12 (Vol 2 No 4)
Supplement called SFN/Convention Supplement Aug/52 m Q 16
Post War - Win/52 m F 10

The alert among you will note that not all the drawn headings and other illustrations used in SFN have been included; some of them are rather poor and not worth the effort, so I have inserted just the best to give the flavour of the original, with no intention whatsoever of producing a perfect webbed replica.
More material will appear here eventually.