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Spaceship Issue 23 1953

Spaceship was a science fiction fanzine published by Robert Silverberg in New York, U.S.A.

Robert Silverberg began published Spaceship in 1949 when he was 15 years old. It ran for a number of years in the 1950's, and by 1954 he was celebrating the 5th anniversary with his twenty-fifth issue. By this time he was a member of the Fantasy Amateur Press Association and his zine was included in their mail-outs.

Spaceship was also a split zine that was combined with other zines such as Wylde Star.

Contributors included Robert Bloch, Redd Boggs (Sky Hook), Terry Carr (Lighthouse), Fred Chappell, Roger Dard, Harlan Ellison, Richard Elsberry (ODD), Charles Gregory, Dean A. Grennell, Bert Hirschhorn, Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Dave Ish, Lilith Lorraine (Challenge, Different), Orma McCormick (Starlanes), Charles Morris, Sam Moskowitz (Helios), Morton Paley, Lawrence Saunders, Larry Stark, Paul Stephens, Harry Warner, Jr. (Spaceways), Walt Willis (Slant), and Charles Wells.

Of note in issue 22 are the four pages by Hal Shapiro devoted to the art of Rosaleen Norton, an Australian fantasy artist whose book had just been banned in the U.S.A. The book is also mentioned in Roger Dard's "Report from Australia' where her work was removed from a gallery and the book also banned.

Artwork was contributed by Rita Adams, Dean A. Grennell, Jerry Hopkins, James Lewis, Bill Rotsler, and Richard Z. Ward.