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''The Satellite'' began life as the official publication of the Liverpool Science Fiction Association, which had come into being in July 1938. After three modest issues it developed into a more sophisticated publication and at the London Convention of the SCA on the 21st of May, 1939, it was selected as the new official publication, after the former fanzine, [[Novae Terrae]], ceased publishing.
''The Satellite'' began life as the official publication of the Liverpool Science Fiction Association, which had come into being in July 1938. After three modest issues it developed into a more sophisticated publication and at the London Convention of the SCA on the 21st of May, 1939, it was selected as the new official publication, after the former fanzine, [[Novae Terrae]], ceased publishing.
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Contributors included Guy Allen, Ted Carnell, Arthur C. Clarke, writing on [[H.P. Lovecraft]],  John Gabriel, E.L. Gabrielson, Maurice Hanson (editor of ''Novae Terrae''), Leslie Johnson, Harry T. Kay, Bert Lewis, Richard G. Medhurst, Wilfred Owen Morley, Sam Moskowitz, Eric Needham, James Rathbone, D.R. Smith,  William F. Temple, Robert Tucker, Eric C. Williams, Frank D. Wilson, and C.S. Youd (editor of [[The Fantast]]) under his own name, and writing anonymously as 'The Fantacynic', on fandom affairs.  
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Contributors included Guy Allen, Ted Carnell, Arthur C. Clarke, writing on [[H.P. Lovecraft]],  John Gabriel, E.L. Gabrielson, Maurice Hanson (editor of ''Novae Terrae''), Leslie Johnson, Harry T. Kay, Bert Lewis, Richard G. Medhurst, Wilfred Owen Morley, Sam Moskowitz, Eric Needham, James Rathbone ([[Macabre (Scotland)|macabre]]), D.R. Smith,  William F. Temple, Robert Tucker, Eric C. Williams, Frank D. Wilson, and C.S. Youd (editor of [[The Fantast]]) under his own name, and writing anonymously as 'The Fantacynic', on fandom affairs.  
Cover art was by Alfred T. Bates, David A. Breese, Mack, David McIlwain, [[Harry Turner]] ([[Zenith]]) and Eric C. Williams.
Cover art was by Alfred T. Bates, David A. Breese, Mack, David McIlwain, [[Harry Turner]] ([[Zenith]]) and Eric C. Williams.

Revision as of 01:28, 20 February 2011

Satellite, Vol 3 No 3, cover by Harry Turner February 1940
Satellite, Vol 3 No 3, cover by Harry Turner February 1940

The Satellite was a science fiction fanzine published by John F. Burke of Liverpool, England.

The first three issues were co-edited with David McIlwain (later known as Charles Eric Maine), the first issue appearing in October of 1938, after which 17 issues were released, the last appearing in August of 1940.

The Satellite began life as the official publication of the Liverpool Science Fiction Association, which had come into being in July 1938. After three modest issues it developed into a more sophisticated publication and at the London Convention of the SCA on the 21st of May, 1939, it was selected as the new official publication, after the former fanzine, Novae Terrae, ceased publishing.

Contributors included Guy Allen, Ted Carnell, Arthur C. Clarke, writing on H.P. Lovecraft, John Gabriel, E.L. Gabrielson, Maurice Hanson (editor of Novae Terrae), Leslie Johnson, Harry T. Kay, Bert Lewis, Richard G. Medhurst, Wilfred Owen Morley, Sam Moskowitz, Eric Needham, James Rathbone (macabre), D.R. Smith, William F. Temple, Robert Tucker, Eric C. Williams, Frank D. Wilson, and C.S. Youd (editor of The Fantast) under his own name, and writing anonymously as 'The Fantacynic', on fandom affairs.

Cover art was by Alfred T. Bates, David A. Breese, Mack, David McIlwain, Harry Turner (Zenith) and Eric C. Williams.

Satellite later merged with The Fantast and John Burke co-edited that publication for a time.

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