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Pavlat and Evan's ''Fanzine Index'' (1954) suggests that the first issue was never distributed.
Pavlat and Evan's ''Fanzine Index'' (1954) suggests that the first issue was never distributed.
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The first mention of ''Gemini'' appears in [[Futurian War Digest]] #33 of February 1944: ''"The Manchester "twins", Rons Lane and Bradbury, are in the throes of producing a fanzine entitled GEMINI. Details will not be announced till the project is completed ......."''
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By the 34th issue of ''Futurian War Digest'', the fanzine was hot off the presses; ''"New British fan magazine to make its appearance recently is GEMINI, put out by Ron Lane, 22 Beresford Road, Manchester. The issues are a little involved; issue the first being all ready except for its cover which was to be a lino block cut, and was farmed out for actual execution. Meanwhile Ron, in fear of an almost immediate call-up, hastily prepared and published a second issue, which appeared in early February. Since then a third (second?) issue has been practically finished and should be out about the same time as this Fido. This latest issue is a tremendous improvement on the first published, in style, quality and format. Contents include an essay on Weinbaum by Arthur Hillman, Ann Gardiner on education, the new "Sixth Column" by the "Pink Lensman", a letter section, and a photograph taken at the Manchester New Year convention."''
Issue #2 was released in February 1944. Issues #3-5 were also published in 1944. Issues six and seven came out in 1945. An eighth issue appeared later called ''Gemini Special''. As well, Lane released a special issue called ''Rubaiyat'' in 1944 that reported on NORCON, the Manchester Convention of 1943, and included photographic inserts.
Issue #2 was released in February 1944. Issues #3-5 were also published in 1944. Issues six and seven came out in 1945. An eighth issue appeared later called ''Gemini Special''. As well, Lane released a special issue called ''Rubaiyat'' in 1944 that reported on NORCON, the Manchester Convention of 1943, and included photographic inserts.
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The seventh issue (May 1945) included poetry by Ann Gardener, Arthur Kennedy, and others, as well as an article on fantasy poetry by Malcolm Ferguson.
The seventh issue (May 1945) included poetry by Ann Gardener, Arthur Kennedy, and others, as well as an article on fantasy poetry by Malcolm Ferguson.
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[[Futurian War Digest]] #34 announced the publication of ''Gemini'': "New British fan magazine to make its appearance recently is GEMINI, put out by Ron Lane, 22 Beresford Road, Manchester. The issues are a little involved; issue the first being all ready except for its cover which was to be a lino block cut, and was farmed out for actual execution. Meanwhile Ron, in fear of an almost immediate call-up, hastily prepared and published a second issue, which appeared in early February. Since then a third (second?) issue has been practically finished and should be out about the same time as this Fido. This latest issue is a tremendous improvement on the first published, in style, quality and format. Contents include an essay on Weinbaum bu Arthur Hillman, Ann Gardiner on education, the new "Sixth Column" by the "Pink Lensman", a letter section, and a photograph taken at the Manchester New Year convention."
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Contributions by [[Harry Turner ([[Zenith]]) also appeared.
==External Links==
==External Links==

Revision as of 22:25, 6 November 2011

Gemini was a science fiction fanzine edited by Ron Lane and Ron Bradbury.

Gemini was published in Manchester, England.

Pavlat and Evan's Fanzine Index (1954) suggests that the first issue was never distributed.

The first mention of Gemini appears in Futurian War Digest #33 of February 1944: "The Manchester "twins", Rons Lane and Bradbury, are in the throes of producing a fanzine entitled GEMINI. Details will not be announced till the project is completed ......."

By the 34th issue of Futurian War Digest, the fanzine was hot off the presses; "New British fan magazine to make its appearance recently is GEMINI, put out by Ron Lane, 22 Beresford Road, Manchester. The issues are a little involved; issue the first being all ready except for its cover which was to be a lino block cut, and was farmed out for actual execution. Meanwhile Ron, in fear of an almost immediate call-up, hastily prepared and published a second issue, which appeared in early February. Since then a third (second?) issue has been practically finished and should be out about the same time as this Fido. This latest issue is a tremendous improvement on the first published, in style, quality and format. Contents include an essay on Weinbaum by Arthur Hillman, Ann Gardiner on education, the new "Sixth Column" by the "Pink Lensman", a letter section, and a photograph taken at the Manchester New Year convention."

Issue #2 was released in February 1944. Issues #3-5 were also published in 1944. Issues six and seven came out in 1945. An eighth issue appeared later called Gemini Special. As well, Lane released a special issue called Rubaiyat in 1944 that reported on NORCON, the Manchester Convention of 1943, and included photographic inserts.

The seventh issue (May 1945) included poetry by Ann Gardener, Arthur Kennedy, and others, as well as an article on fantasy poetry by Malcolm Ferguson.

Contributions by [[Harry Turner (Zenith) also appeared.

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