Science Fantasy News

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Science Fantasy News Issue 4 Cover art by Arthur Williams 1949

Science Fantasy News was a science fiction fanzine edited by A. Vince Clarke, joined by Joy Goodwin Clarke in 1955, and published by the S.F. Society in Kent, UK, and later London, England, UK.

Science Fantasy News began as the official organ of the S.F. Society. When the society folded in 1951, Vince Clarke continued to publish the fanzine as an independent publication and H. Ken Bulmer became associate editor. In 1955 Joy Goodwin Clarke became co-editor, with Sandy Sanderson joining them in 1958. The first issue appeared in Winter 1948. Science Fantasy News regularly reviews the newest science fiction 'Pulp' magazines, books and films, listed fanzines, reported on news about fans, and conventions, and carried letters. !6 issues were released, the last in June 1960. In between the 'official' issues several 'minor' issues were also published, focusing on the latest news, and a London SF Convention 1952 supplement was published as well.

Contributors included Norman Ashfield, Daphne Bradley Buckmaster (Esprit, Random), H. Ken Bulmer, James Burch, Ron Deacon, John Dee, Joy Goodwin, John Gunn, Dorothy Jacobs, Terry Jeeves, James L. Keeping, Bernard Lee, Derek Pickles, Owen D. Plumridge, James Rattigan, Sandy Sanderson, Ken Slater, Tony Thorne, Ted Tubb, James White (Slant), Walt Willis (Hyphen), and John Wiseman.

Contributing cover art was artist Arthur Williams ([[Unique]).

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