The Fantast

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The Fantast, cover by Harry Turner 1942

The Fantast was a science fiction zine published in the UK from 1939 till 1942.

The first issue appeared in April of 1939.The Fantast was originally produced in England by Christopher Sam Youd, who edited the first nine issues up to 1941, til he was called to duty in WW II. He passed the fanzine onto Douglas Webster who then published the fanzine from Aberdeen, Scotland, released five more issues until the last one appeared in July 1942. Issues 9 and 10 were co-edited with John F. Burke, incorporating his fanzine Satellite.

Contributors included Forrest J. Ackerman, Sid Birchby, Joan Burke, Arthur C. Clarke, Harold Gottliffe, Maurice Hanson, Eric Hopkins, David McIlwain, Robert W. Lowndes, John Michel, Julian Parr, James Rathbone, Charles Rowlands, D.R. Smith, Eric C. Williams, and cover illustrations by Osmond Robb and Harry Turner, editor of Zenith, to which all three editors of The Fantast were regular contributors.

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