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'''Censored''' was a science fiction zine published by Fred Hunter, Jr. from 1941 till 1951 in Canada.
'''Censored''' was a science fiction zine published by Fred Hunter, Jr. from 1941 till 1951 in Canada.
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Six issues of ''Censored'' appeared. Hunter published the the first issue in June of 1941 while still a student at St. Andrew College for Boys in Aurora. Ontario, Canada. He was assisted by Joseph 'Beak' Taylor and Edward 'Ned' McKeown, later editors of [[Canadian Fandom]]. The cover was printed with the original title of "The Rocket, but when Hunter found out a fanzine already existed with this title, he covered it up with "Censored" and this became the new title of his fanzine.  
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Six issues of ''Censored'' appeared. Hunter published the the first issue in June of 1941 while still a student at St. Andrew College for Boys in Aurora. Ontario, Canada. He was assisted by Joseph 'Beak' Taylor and Edward 'Ned' McKeown, later editors of [[Canadian Fandom]]. The cover was printed with the original title of "The Rocket", but when Hunter found out a fanzine already existed with this title, he covered it up with "Censored" and this became the new title of his fanzine.  
By issue four, released in June 1942, ''Censored'' was a member of the [[Fantasy Amateur Press Association|FAPA]]. The cover of this issue was a multi coloured silkcreen of a lunar landscape inhabited by dueling astronauts by Hunter and Ron Smith.
By issue four, released in June 1942, ''Censored'' was a member of the [[Fantasy Amateur Press Association|FAPA]]. The cover of this issue was a multi coloured silkcreen of a lunar landscape inhabited by dueling astronauts by Hunter and Ron Smith.

Revision as of 00:16, 13 February 2011

Censored was a science fiction zine published by Fred Hunter, Jr. from 1941 till 1951 in Canada.

Six issues of Censored appeared. Hunter published the the first issue in June of 1941 while still a student at St. Andrew College for Boys in Aurora. Ontario, Canada. He was assisted by Joseph 'Beak' Taylor and Edward 'Ned' McKeown, later editors of Canadian Fandom. The cover was printed with the original title of "The Rocket", but when Hunter found out a fanzine already existed with this title, he covered it up with "Censored" and this became the new title of his fanzine.

By issue four, released in June 1942, Censored was a member of the FAPA. The cover of this issue was a multi coloured silkcreen of a lunar landscape inhabited by dueling astronauts by Hunter and Ron Smith.

In 1947 Hunter moved to Montreal to attend McGill University, where he joined the Montreal Science Fiction Society and resumed publishing Censored. Issue five appeared in September 1948 with a three colour silkcreened cover featuring a space ship blasting off into space by Hunter and Smith.

The last issue, issue six, appeared in 1951 with another three colour silkscreened cover of a lunar landscape and a 1950s rocket ship, again by Hunter and Smith.

Contributors included Leonard Ashley, Robert Bloch, Allen Bernfeld, Thomas Buck, Leslie Croutch, Moe Diner, Bert Joss, Al Macrae, John Hollis Mason, Gordon Peck and Shirley Peck, Ken Richardson, Samuel Trenchard, Gerry Williams.

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