Link (UK)

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Link is a fanzine by Beryl Henley and Mary Reed, published in the UK.

Link was distributed via PADS, as an apazine for the British Science Fiction Association. The first issue was co-edited by Beryl Henley, Mary Reed and Anne Campbell and appeared in 1964. By the third issue, which appeared in 1965, Henley was the sole editor.

This was Beryl Henley's first fanzine. Later, under her married name Beryl Mercer, she continued publishing, with titles such as Oz, contributing to zines and was active in the science fiction fandom scene of the 1960s.

It was also Mary Reed's first fanzine, but she would only co-edit two issues of Link before going on to publish her own fanzine, Crabapple.

Link included the first of Mary Reed's "Tribe X" stories, which were early 'fan-fiction' incorporating herself and her friends under pseudonyms interacting with various famous rock stars.

Artwork and cover was contributed by Mike Higgs of the Birmingham SF Group.

Link and other fanzines of the period, represented the "New Wave" of fans and fandom at that time. As such, they were often in contention with previous generations and Link was frequently at the centre of the controversy. The last issue of Link appeared in January 1966, although a one-off, called Linklox appeared later in 1966 that consisted of letters of commentary on the zine.

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