The Acolyte

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The Acolyte was a fanzine devoted to H. P. Lovecraft published by Francis T. Laney in the 1940s.

The first issue appeared in 1942, published in Washington, U.S.A. Editors for the fanzine included Francis T. Laney, Duane W. Rimel and Samuel D. Russell. The Acolyte included essays by Fritz Leiber about Lovecraft's fiction, as well as fiction in the fantasy and supernatural genres, and poetry. Also included were works by Clark Ashton Smith, as well as many previously unpublished essays by Lovecraft.

Four issues of The Acolyte were published in Washington 1943, and three in 1944. The winter of 1945 saw one issue released, after which the publisher, Francis Laney, moved to Los Angeles, where he released three more issues that year. In 1946 the last two issues were released.