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'''Maya''' was a science fiction fanzine published in the UK.
'''Maya''' was a science fiction fanzine published in the UK.

Revision as of 23:45, 9 May 2011

Maya was a science fiction fanzine published in the UK.

The first issue of Maya was released in 1970. it had a couple of editors, starting with Ian Williams for the first two issues. Issue 3, in April 1972, saw Ian Maule take over editorship. As of February 1975, for #7, Rob Jackson assumed editorship, and he remained with the title till it ceased publication after 15 issues, in June 1978.

Contributors included Brian W. Aldiss, Jim Barker, Greg Benford, Graham Boak, Larry Chortle, Lisa Conesa (Zimri), Malcolm Edwards, Roj Gilbert, John Dennis Neilson Hall, Gary Hubbard, Roy Kettle, Bill Kunkel (Rats!), Mary (Reed) Legg (Crabapple, Link), Thom Penman, John Piggot, Chris Priest, Dave Pringle, Darrell Schweiter, Ritchie Smith, Brian Stapleford, Peter Weston (Prolapse), Walt Willis, Ted White, and the editors.

Covers were by Kevin Cullen (#2) and Harry Bell (#3), with interior art work by Jim Barker, Harry Bell, Alan Hunter, Jim Marshall and Bill Rotsler. The first issue contained a comic strip by Jim Marchall and Ian Penman.

Maya issue 3 won the Checkpoint Readers Fan Poll for Best single issue of a British Fanzine in 1972, and Mary Legg won Best Article for her series in Maya #2 and #3, "Looking Back". In 1975 it won for Best Fanzine.

In 1975 and 1976 it won the Nova Award for Best Fanzine.

In 1977, Maya won the FAAn Award for Best Fanzine for issue 11, edited by Rob Jackson (a tie with Spanish Inquisition) and 1978, won again for issue 14.

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