The Outlander was a science fiction fanzine published by The Outlander Society.
The Outlander was published in South Gate, California, U.S.A. It was the Official Organ of The Outlander Society, a group of fans living in smaller cities and towns outside of the Los Angeles area. Most of the Societies members also belonged to the LASFS, the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society.
All the Outlander Society members took turns editing their fanzine. Issue 2 was released in May, 1949. # 3 was edited by Freddie Hershey and Alan Hershey, #8 by Con Pederson, #9 by Anna Sinclare Moffat and Shirley Booker, #10, released in 1952, was edited by Len Moffat and Rick Sneary. Thirteen issues were published in total.
Contributors of writing included John Van Couvering, Bill Elias, Alan Hershey, Freddie Hershey (Shangri L'Affaires), Dave Lesperance, Len Moffat (Moonshine), Con Pederson (IF!), Rick Sneary (Moonshine), and Stan Woolston (Moonshine, The National Fantasy Fan).
Contributors of art work included John Van Couvering and Con Pederson.
The Outlanders published articles, essays, fiction, poetry, art work, comics, excerpts from their chain letter, and the "Katchelkicklekalikanese Opera" Trilogy by Len Moffat.
Con Pederson also published IF!.
Freddie Hersey, Anna Sinclaire Moffatt, Len Moffatt, and Rick Sneary were also editors of Shangri L'Affaires.