The Southern Star
The Southern Star is a science fiction fanzine published in Columbia, South Caroline, U.S.A.
The first four issues of The Southern Star appeared in 1941. A fifth issue was released four years later.
It was co-edited by Joe Gilbert and Art B. Schnert. Harry Jenkins (Jinx) was the Art Editor and Associate Editors were Fred W. Fischer and W.B. McQueen. Altogether, they referred to themselves the "Columbia Camp".
Notable is the graphology article by Joe Gilbert, which analysed the handwriting of 14 fans, the 15th being an fictitious anonymous dangerous maniac. Oddly, many fans identified themselves as this anonymous fifteenth fan, leading to the expression "Type Fifteen Fan".