Esprit

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Esprit was a science fiction zine by Daphne Buckmaster.

Esprit was first published in London, England in 1954 and later in Kirkdudbright, Scotland in the early 1960s. It was originally intended for circulation in the Offtrails Magazine Publishers Association (OMPA) but with the 13th issue in 1960 she decided to make it generally available. Daphne Buckmaster stated her intentions were: "...an attempt at the sort of fanzine which I have long waited to see but have never come across - a magazine in which observations, experiences and ideas can be exchanged."

Five of the post OMPA issues were released, the last in 1961. Five of the post OMPA issues were released as Volume 2, the last in 1961.

Vol. 1 No. 1 contained articles on selling and status seeking by Ron and Daphne Buckmaster, and an item on infinite horizons by Sid Birchby.

Contents of Vol. 2 No. 2, October 1960, include an article on the future of science fiction by John Rackham, and included articles on history, Fandom and DF, Psychosomatics and the senses.

Vol. 2 No. 4 included John Rackham writing on drugs, Art Rapp (Spacewarp) on Indian relics, Julian Parr writes about status seeking, Nan Gerding writes against IBM testing, plus contributions by Ray Nelson, Max Cranium, and Don Smith.

D. R. Smith was also a contributor.

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