Camber

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Camber was a science fiction fanzine by Alan Dodd.

The first two issues of Camber were edited by Fred Robinson of Cardiff, Wales, who had previously published Straight Up. The first issue appeared in the Summer of 1953. After the release of issue two, in 1953, he passed the editorship of the fanzine to Alan Dodd of Hertfordshire, England, who published issue 3 in December 1954, and continued to release Camber until June, 1964, when issue 14, the last issue, was published.

Contributors included Alvar Appeltoft, Ron Bennett (Ploy), John Berry (Pot Pourri), Terry Carr (Innuendo, Klein Bottle), Robert Coulson (Yandro), and Warren Link.

Fiction was contributed by Dave Jenrette, and Michael Moorcock (A Fanzine Called Eustace}.

Poetry was contributed by Orma McCormack (Starlanes).

The comic strip "Dodd's Fan-Dome" was by George Metzger.

Artwork was contributed by Jim Cawthorn, Bill Harry, and Terry Jeeves (ERG), among others.

Rob Hansen, writing in Then, Vol.2, Chapter 2, says, "Dodd was a recluse who communicated with other fans only through the mails, a situation that was to cause him some trouble later in the decade when American fan Dave Jenrette 'revealed' him to be a hoax."

Despite this, Camber appeared in the Top Ten Fanzines of the Skyrack Readers Poll for the years 1959 and 1964.

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