New Fandom

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New Fandom Issue 5 Cover art by James V. Taurasi 1939
New Fandom Issue 5 Cover art by James V. Taurasi 1939

New Fandom is a science fiction fanzine by Sam Moskowitz.

Following his first fanzine, Helios, Sam Moskowitz released New Fandom. The first issue was published in Long Island City, New York, U.S.A. in September-October 1938. A total of eight issues were published, the last coming out in May of 1940.

The cover of each issue was silk-screened by Art Director James V. Taurasi (Cosmic Tales).

Contributors for #1 included Claire P. Beck (The Science Fiction Critic), Eando Binder, Larry Farsaci (The Golden Atom), and Roy A. Squires.

November brought #2, with contributions from John W. Campbell, John D. Clark, and H. C. Koenig (The Reader and Collector).

Contributors for # 3 (Jan.-Feb. 1939) included John D. Clark, Litterio Farsaci, T.S. Gardner, Dale Hart (later editor of Ichor and Shangri L'Affaires), Raymond Van Houten (Tesseract), Dan McPhail (The Rocket), Ray Pauley, Roy Squires, and Harry Warner, Jr. (Spaceways).

Issue 4, dated Mar.-Apr. 1939, included John W. Campbell, John D. Clark, L. Sprague de Camp, Harry Warner, T.S. Gardner, and Larry Farsaci.

Contributors for #5, released July 1939, included John W. Campbell, H.C. Koenig, J. Harvey Haggard, Larry Farsaci, and Willy Ley.

Issue 6 covered the First World Science Fiction Convention and was published in Jan. 1940. Included was Willy Ley, Frank R. Paul, and Will Sykora.

Issues 7 and 8 (April and May 1940) featured, in two parts, an article by T.S. Gardner titled "A Critique of Science Fiction".

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