BRITISH FANZINE
1951-1960
BIBLIOGRAPHY

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The print version of this section of the bibliography was published in January 1978 by Peter Roberts. This version incorporates corrections and additions, both those assembled by Roberts and those gleaned by Hansen from other sources. Further corrections are, of course, welcomed. OCR scanning of printed version courtesy of Mark Plummer.

The SKYRACK Fan Poll started in 1959. Below are the results for Best British Fanzine for thE first two years:

FAN POLL RESULTS
1959
..1. APORRHETA - Sandy Sanderson
..2. HYPHEN - Walt Willis
..3. ORION - Ella Parker
..4. TRIODE - Eric Bentcliffe
..5. SKYRACK - Ron Bennett
..6. SMOKE - George Locke
..7. PLOY - Ron Bennett
..8. RETRIBUTION - John Berry
..9. FEMIZINE - Ethel Lindsay
10. CAMBER - Alan Dodd
1960
..1. ORION - Ella Parker
..2. SKYRACK - Ron Bennett
..3. SMOKE - George Locke
..4. HYPHEN - Walt Willis & Ian McAuley
..5. BASTION - Eric Bentcliffe


..6. APORRHETA - Sandy Sanderson
..7. ESPRIT - Daphne Buckmaster
..8. TRIODE - Eric Bentcliffe
..9. RETRIBUTION - John Berry
10. DIRECTORY OF SF FANDOM - Ron Bennett
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MAIN CONVENTIONS

A

Aaah!: Ken Bulmer.
         1      Aug/54  h       Q       6  d/w OMPA 1

A Badge for British Fandom: Ken Slater
        (-)     Mar/53  m      Q         4

Addenda - see Apathy.

Amble: Archie Mercer.
         1     Mar/60   m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 23 
         2     Jun/60   m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 24 
         3     Sep/60   m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 25 
         4     Dec/60   m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 26
continues after 1960.

Amor: Mal Asworth & Sheila O'Donnell
        (-)    Mar/55   m        Q       4  

Andromeda: Peter Campbell.
         1     Spr/53   m        Q      50 
         2     Sum/53   m        Q      52 
        *3     Aut/53   m        Q      60 
         4     Spr/54   m        Q      50 
         5     Oct/54   m        Q       8 
         6     Oct/54   m        Q       4
         7     Dec/54   m        Q      16
         8     Jan/55   m        Q      16
         9     Feb/55   m        Q      16
        10     Mar/55   m        Q      16
        11     Jun/55   m        Q      16  d/w OMPA 4
        12     Jul/55   m        Q      16
        13     Aug/55   m        Q      16
        14     Jan/57   m        Q       6
*includes 6 loose pages.

Anglofanac: Archie Mercer.
         1     Spr/59   m        Q       4
continues after 1960.

Anglo Science Fiction Fandom: A.Vincent Clarke
        (-)    Sep/53   m       F      12
see also Directory of SF Fandom

Antwerpse Letterkundige En Wetensschappelijke Gazet: 
               Ron Bennett; (Jan Jansen, Belgium); Archie Mercer.
         1     Sep/55   m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 6 ed. RB,JJ
         2     Sep/55   ?        Q       6  d/w OMPA 6 ed. RB,JJ
       *(3)    Apr/56   m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 7 ed. AM,JJ
       *(4)    Jun/56   ?        Q       2  d/w OMPA 8 ed. AM,JJ
 *called "BRE 1" and "BRE 2" respectively. Further issues published
  overseas by JJ and others. 

APAthy: Joy Clarke.
        (-)   Sep/59    m        Q      40  d/w OMPA 21
       *(-)   Sep/59    m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 21
       *(-)   Mar/60    m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 23 
*called Addenda.

Aporrheta: H. P. Sanderson.
         1    Jul/58    m        Q      28
         2    Aug/58    m        Q      32
        *3    Sep/58    m        Q      28
        *4    Sep/58    m        Q      24
         5    Nov/58    m        Q      40
         6    Dec/58    m        Q      44
      **(-)   Dec/58    m        Q      28 (one side only)
         7    Jan/59    m        Q      44
         8    Feb/59    m        Q      38
         9    Mar/59    m        Q      40
        10    Apr/59    m        Q      36
        11    Jun/59    m        Q      52
        12    Aug/59    m        Q      52
        13    Nov/59    m        Q      52
        14    Dec/59    m        Q      52
        15    Feb/60    m        Q      52
        16    Apr/60    m        Q      52
        17    Jun/60    m        Q      52
     ***(-)   Jul/60    m        Q      14
  *b/w each other.
 **called Fan Calender 1959 illos by Arthur Thomson.
***called Ex-Inchmery Fan Diary ed. Vince Clarke.

AQOS: see Archive

Archive: Archie Mercer.
         1    Aut/54    h        Q       6  d/w OMPA 1 
         2    Win/54    h        Q       8  d/w OMPA 2 
         3    Spr/55    h        Q      14  d/w OMPA 3 
         4    Sum/55    m        Q      18  d/w OMPA 4 
         5    Aut/55    m        Q      18  d/w OMPA 5 
      **(-)   Sep/55    m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 5
       *(-)   Oct/55    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 5
         6    Win/55    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 6 
       *(-)   Jan/56    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 6
         7    Spr/56    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 7 
       *(-)   Apr/56    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 7
         8    Sum/56    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 8 
      **(-)   Jun/56    m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 9
       *(-)   Jul/56    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 8
         9    Aut/56    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 9 
     ***(-)   Sep/56    m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 9
       *(-)   Oct/56    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 9
        10    Win/56    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 10 
       *(-)   Jan/57    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 10
        11    Spr/57    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 11 
       *(-)   Apr/57    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 11
        12    Sum/57    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 12 
       *(-)   Jul/57    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 12
        13    Aut/57    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 13 
       *(-)   Oct/57    m        Q      18  d/w OMPA 13
    ****(-)   Spr/58    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 15
    ****(-)   Sum/58    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 16
    ****(-)   Aut/58    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 17
    ****(-)   Win/58    m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 17
    ****(-)   Win/58    m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 18
    ****(-)   Spr/59    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 19
    ****(-)   Sum/59    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 20
    ****(-)   Aut/59    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 21
        14    Win/59    m        Q      24  d/w OMPA 22
   *called Archive Between Meals.
  **called Archive Cover.
 ***called Archive Weekly.
****called Archive Quarterly OMPA Supplement (AQOS).

Arcturus: John Ashcroft, Peter Rigby, Keith Wright, Keith Robert.
         1    Nov/55    ?        ?       ?  ed. JA,PR,KW
       *(?)   Eas/56    m        Q       6  ed. JA,PR,KR
* b/w CYTRICON II Combozine. (These may be the same zine)

The Ascent Of Next to Nothing: Mal Ashworth.
        (-)   Spr/60    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 24 & FAPA 91

Asprin For The Adjutant: Ken Slater
        (-)   Oct/52    m        Q       6

Astroneer: Paul Sowerby for the NWSFC.
       *(-)   Sum/52    h       F      14
         2    Sum/53    m        Q      20 
* called 'Preliminary Edition'

Atoz: Arthur Thomson.
         1    Spr/60    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 23 
         2    Sum/60    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 24 
         3    Aut/60    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 25

Awol: Ron Bennett.
         1    Nov/58    m        Q       4

B


Bang! A One-Shot Medcon Report...: Vince Clarke, Chuck Harris, Dave Newman, Pete Taylor
         -    Nov/53    m        F       3


Bastion: Eric Bentcliffe.
         1    Aug/60    m        Q      42
continues after 1960.

Belle Lettre - see Brennschluss.

Bem: Mal Ashworth and Tom White.
         1    Apr/54    m        Q      24
       *(-)   Jun/54    m        Q       2  called "1"
         2    Jun/54    m        Q      54
         3    Sep/54    m        Q      42
         4    Dec/54    m        Q      34
         5    Sep/55    m        Q      46
         6    Feb/59    m        Q      30
*b/w Supermancon P.B. (qv)

Beyond: Ken Potter produced at least 4 issues of a  single-copy 
                       fanzine (1952). No further information.

Bias Binding: Nigel Lindsay.
         1    Mar/55    m       F      10  d/w OMPA 3 
         2    Jun/55    m       F      12  d/w OMPA 4

Bilcyn: Ken Slater.
         1    Mar/55    m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 3 
         2    May/55    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 3 
         3    Aug/55    m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 5

Bilfescyning: Ken Slater & Mike Wallace.
        (-)   Mar/56    m        Q      24  d/w OMPA 8

Biped: Bill Harry.
             Eas/56    m        Q       4  ed. w/Pete Reaney
         1    Nov/57    m        Q      40  d/w OMPA 14
         2    Sum/58    m        Q      34

Blue Moon: David Cohen.
        *1    Dec/56    m        Q      30
        *2    Sum/57    m        Q      36
        *3    Sum/58    m        Q      38

*called Once In A Blue Moon, Twice In A Blue Moon, 
 Thrice In A Blue Moon respectively.

Blunt: H.P.Sanderson.
         1    Aut/56    m        Q      12  d/w OMPA 10
         2    - - - - c/w No.1.
         3    Spr/57    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 11
         4    Sum/57    m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 12
         5    Sep/57    m        Q      26  d/w OMPA 13
         6    Win/57    m        Q      12  d/w OMPA 14
         7    Spr/58    m        Q      26  d/w OMPA 15
         8    Sum/58    m        Q      28  d/w OMPA 16
         9    Aut/59    m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 17
        10    Win/58    m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 20
        11    Spr/59    m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 20
        12    Sum/59    m        Q       2  d/w OMPA 20  b/w Clause 7
        13    Aut/59    m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 21
        14    Win/59    m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 22
        15    Spr/60    m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 23

Bob Shaw Appreciation Magazine: Walt Willis.
         1    Jul/52    m        Q       8
  
Bran Tub: Joy Clarke.
         1    Dec/54    m        Q      14  d/w OMPA 2 
         2    May/55    m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 4

Brennschluss: Irene (Gore) Potter, Ken Potter, Dave Wood, Roy Booth.
       *(-)   Jun/54    p        Q       2
         1    Oct/54    m        Q      44
        (-)   Dec/54    m        F       2  "Bumper Xmas Issue"
      **(-)   Apr/55    m        Q       4
         2    Aug/55    m        Q      56
     ***(-)   Nov/55    m        Q      22
         3    Apr/58    m        Q      20 
continues after 1960.
   *b/w Supermancon S.P.& C.(qv)
  **b/w Cytricon S.C. and called "1".
 ***called Belle Lettre and ed. Roy Booth & Irene Gore.
****edited by Ken & Irene Potter only; has a 2pp, foolscap insert.

British NFFF Members' Newsletter: Derek Pickles.
        (-)   Mar/51    m        F       2

British SF Association Newsletter: Roberta Gray, Ella Parker, 
                                     Jim Groves for the BSFA.
        (-)   Feb/60    m        Q       2  ed RG 
        (-)   Apr/60    ?        ?       ?  ed EP 
         1    May/60    m        Q       6  ed JG 
         2    Jul/60    m        Q       6  ed JG 
         3    Aug/60    m        Q       4  ed JG 
         4    Oct/60    m        Q       4  ed JG
         5    Nov/60    m        Q       6  ed.JG 
continues after 1960.

British SF Book Index: Ken Slater.
        (-)     ?/56    m        Q      16  d/w OMPA 10

Brood: Mike Moorcock
        (-)   Dec/57    m        Q       4

BSFA The Chairman Speaks: Dave Newman
        (-)    ?/58     m        Q       4

The Bull Moose: Bill Morse.
        (1)       ?     ?        ?       ?
         2   Feb/58     ?        ?       8  d/w FAPA 82 
         3   Aug/58     ?        ?       2  d/w FAPA 84 
         4   Aug/58     ?        ?       8  d/w FAPA 84 
         5   Aug/59     ?        ?       8  d/w FAPA 88
        (6)  Nov/60     ?        ?       8  d/w FAPA 93 
continues after 1960.

Burgess's Lights: Brian Burgess.
         1   Sep/60     m        Q      16  d/w OMPA 25

Burp!: Ron Bennett.
         1   Sep/54     m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 1 
         2   Dec/54     m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 2 
         3   Dec/54     m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 2 
         4   Feb/55     m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 3 
         5   Mar/55     m        Q      10  d/w OMPA 3 
         6   May/55     m        Q      12  d/w OMPA 3 
         7   Dec/55     m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 6 
         8   Dec/55     m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 7 
         9   Jun/56     m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 8
        10   Sep/56     m        Q       8  d/w OMPA 9
        11   - - - - c/w No 10.
        12   Dec/56     m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 10
        13   Mar/57     m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 11
        14   Sep/57     m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 13
        15   Dec/57     m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 14
        16   Jun/58     m        Q      12  d/w OMPA 16
        17   Sep/59     m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 21
        18   Dec/60     m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 26
continues after 1960.

Burroughsiana: Mike Moorcock. 
         1        ?     ?        ?       ?
        *2   May/56     m        Q       7
        *3   Jun/56     m        Q      11 
        *4   Jul/56     m        Q      12
         5   Aug/56     m        Q      10      
        *6   Sep/56     m        Q      10
         7   Oct/56     m        Q      10
         8   Nov/56     m        Q      24
        9A   Oct/56     m        Q       5
         9   Dec/56     m        Q      50
        10   Jan/57     m        Q      20
        11   Mar/57     m        Q      20
        12   Apr/57     m        Q      20
        13   May/57     m        Q      20
        14   Jun/57     m        Q      16
        15   Jul/57     m        Q      20
     **(16)  Aug/57     m        Q      20
        17   Sep/57     m        Q      20
        18   Apr/58     m        Q      18
 *single-sided
**cover shows '16', editorial '15'.
  may continue after 1960

C


The Caeophone - see Perindeus.

Cake: Peter Taylor.
         1   May/55     m        F       2  d/w OMPA 3

Camber: Fred Robinson, Alan Dodd.
        *1   Sum/53     m        Q      36
        *2   Aut/53     m        -      30  (8"x6" page)
         3   Dec/54     m        -      38  (8"x6")
         4   May/55     m        -      44  (8"x6")
         5   Aut/55     m        Q      66
         6   Jul/56     m        Q      38
         7   Spr/57     m        Q      34
         8     ?/57     m        Q      32
         9   Spr/58     m        Q      34
        10   Sep/58     m        Q      24
        11   Aut/59     m        Q      40
        12     ?/60     m        Q      48
continues after 1960.
*ed.FR; all others ed.AD.

Camber Art Portfolio: Alan Dodd
        (-)       ?     m        Q      36

Cast Your Vote for a Coffee Drinker: Joy Clarke
        (-)       ?     m       AQ       ?

Catalyst: Ewen Hodger (Hedger?) for The SF Chapter
       *(-)    ?/56     m        Q       6
         1     ?/57     m        Q      20
*b/w CYTRICON II Combozine

Centaurus: Dave Wood produced five issues of a single-copy fanzine 
      under this title (1952) for the FAS. No further information.

The Chattahoochie...(etc): see Steam

Checklist Of British SF And Fantasy Magazines: 
                               Eric Bentcliffe for the NWSFC.
         1   Spr/52     h       F      16

Chumshot:Mike Moorcock, Jim Cawthorn, Archie Mercer, Arthur Thomson.
        (-)  Mar/58     m        Q       4

Chux Own: Chuck Harris.
         1   Feb/58     m        Q       6  d/w OMPA 15
         2   May/58     m        Q       4  d/w FAPA 83

Circular Of The Lakeland Sf Organization Peter Campbell.
       *(?)
         5   Oct/53     m        F      10
         6   Mar/54     m        F       4
       *(?)
*no information on earlier or possible later issues.

Clause: H.P.Sanderson.
         1   Aug/57     m        Q      22  d/w FAPA 80
         2   Nov/57     m        Q       8  d/w FAPA 81
         3   Feb/58     m        Q      26  d/w FAPA 82
         4   May/58     m        Q      46  d/w FAPA 83
         5   Aut/58     m        Q       2  
         6   Win/58     m        Q       2
         7   Sum/59     m        Q       2  b/w Blunt 2 &
                                            d/w OMPA 20

Cloche By Night: see The Goon Library.

Club Combozine Of The Sf Circle Of London: Ella Parker
         1   Apr/60     m        Q      52
continues after 1960.

Comedy of Errors: A.Vincent & Joy Clarke, 
                Sandy Sanderson, Jim Caughran.
        (-)   Jun/58    m        Q       4  d/w OMPA 16

The Complete Faan: John Berry.
        (-)   Dec/58    m        Q      54

Con-Science: Eric Bentcliffe, Eric Jones, & Terry Jeeves.
        (-)   Apr/54    m       F      24

Con-Shot: Mike Moorcock (& Lars Hollander)
        (-)   Sep/57    m        Q       8

Consomme: Ken Slater.
       *(-)   Oct/53    p        -       2  d/w FAPA 65
*page-size = 7 x11"

Contact: Ron Bennett, Ellis Mills*, John Hitchcock (US), 
                           & Jan Jensen (Belgium)
         1    Oct/56    m        A4      6
         2    Nov/56    m        A4      6
         3    Nov/56    m        A4      8
         4    Dec/56    m        A4      6
         5    Dec/56    m        A4      6
         6    Jan/57    m        A4      6
         7    Jan/57    m        A4      6
         8    Feb/57    m        A4     10
         9    Jul/57    m        A4      4
        9A    Oct/57    m        A4      4
*a US fan briefly stationed in Europe

Con-vacation July 1955: Nigel Lindsay
        (-)   Nov/54    m        F      2  d/w OMPA 2

Convention 1955: Stuart Mackenzie.
        (-)   Nov/54    ?         Q      2  d/w OMPA 2

Copies of Certain Letters Pertaining to TAFF: Joy Goodwin
        (-)   Jan/55    m         Q     10  d/w OMPA 2

Cosmos Bulletin: Gavin Brown for the International SF 
                     Correspondence Club (1956). 
       *(-)        -    -         -      -
         3    Jan/57    ?         ?      ?
       **4    Aut/57    ?         ?      ?
*issues 1 & 2 called Cosmos News and ed. Lars-Erik Helin (Sweden).
**called Cosmos Explorer 

Crudbin Quarterly: Ron Bennett and Jan Jansen (Belgium).
         1    Jun/54    ?         Q      8  d/w OMPA 2

Curtain Call:Eric Bentcliffe
         1         ?    ?         ?      ?
        *2    Eas/56    m         Q      2
*b/w CYTRICON II Combozine

Cytricon Souvenir Combozine: produced for the 1955 Eastercon 
                                                 (Kettering).
       *(-)   Apr/55    m         Q     26
*contains brief souvenir issues of Alpha (Belgium), 
 Brennschluss, Femizine, Fission, Hyphen, and 
 Satellite (qv.)

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