Smoke

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Issue 5 (January 1961) featured John Berry, Sid Birchby, Don Geldart,  and George Spencer.
Issue 5 (January 1961) featured John Berry, Sid Birchby, Don Geldart,  and George Spencer.
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Shortly after, Locke left the UK for duty in Africa, where he did manage to publish a one shot follow up to ''Smoke'',  called [[The Prose of Kilimanjaro]].     
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Shortly after, Locke left the UK for duty in Africa, where he began publishing a smaller follow up to ''Smoke'',  called [[The Prose of Kilimanjaro]].     
The first year it appeared it was voted the 6th favourite British fanzine in the [[Skyrack]] Readers Fan Poll. In 1960, it was in 3rd place.  
The first year it appeared it was voted the 6th favourite British fanzine in the [[Skyrack]] Readers Fan Poll. In 1960, it was in 3rd place.  

Revision as of 07:22, 9 May 2011

Smoke was a science fiction fanzine published by George Locke.

The first issue of Smoke appeared in July 1959. It featured articles by Ken Bulmer and Bob Richardson, with illustrations by Jim Cawthorn.

Issue 2 (November 1959) included Sid Birchby, Belle Dietz, Ivor Mayne, Archie Mercer, Ella Parker, Rog Rogers, Vic Ryan, and Andy Young.

Smokewas voted the 6th favourite British fanzine in the Skyrack Readers Fan Poll for its first year of publishing, in 1959. By 1960, it was in 3rd place.

The 3rd appearance of Smoke was delayed due to George Locke's entry into the armed forces, and was published by Ella Parker. It included an account of Locke's recent experiences, as well as contributions by Mal Ashworth, John Berry, Sid Birchby, Vince Clarke, and Ken Potter.

Issue 4 was released in November 1960 and included articles by the editor as well as contributions by John Berry, Lee Jacobs, Robert Lichtman, Archie Mercer, Ella Parker, Dick Schultz, plus illustrations by Jon Cawthorn and covers by Arthur Thomson.

Issue 5 (January 1961) featured John Berry, Sid Birchby, Don Geldart, and George Spencer.

Shortly after, Locke left the UK for duty in Africa, where he began publishing a smaller follow up to Smoke, called The Prose of Kilimanjaro.

The first year it appeared it was voted the 6th favourite British fanzine in the Skyrack Readers Fan Poll. In 1960, it was in 3rd place.

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