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''Gemini'' was published in Manchester, England.
''Gemini'' was published in Manchester, England.
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Pavlat and Evan's ''Fanzine Index'' (1954) suggests that the first issue was never distributed.
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Pavlat and Evans' ''Fanzine Index'' (1954) suggests that the first issue was never distributed.
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Issue #2 was released in February 1944. Issues #3-5 were also published in 1944. Issues six and seven came out in 1945.
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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."
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Issue #2 was released in February 1944. Issues #3-5 were also published in 1944. Issues six and seven came out in 1945.  
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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Contributions by [[Harry Turner]] ([[Zenith]]) also appeared.
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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 that was held from December 31st, 1943 - January 2nd, 1944, and included photographic inserts. NORCON was organized by Ron Lane and took place at his home.
==External Links==
==External Links==
*[http://www.htspweb.co.uk/fandf/romart/het/footnotes/ronlane.htm Manchester Fan '''Ron Lane'''] by [[Harry Turner]]
*[http://www.htspweb.co.uk/fandf/romart/het/footnotes/ronlane.htm Manchester Fan '''Ron Lane'''] by [[Harry Turner]]
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*[http://www.cartiledgeworld.co.uk/nesfig.html Memories of NORCON by Ron Holmes]
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Gemini was a science fiction fanzine edited by Ron Lane and Ron Bradbury.

Gemini was published in Manchester, England.

Pavlat and Evans' 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.

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.

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 that was held from December 31st, 1943 - January 2nd, 1944, and included photographic inserts. NORCON was organized by Ron Lane and took place at his home.

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