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Satellite, The

Entry updated 21 June 2021. Tagged: Fan, Publication.

UK fanzine published from Liverpool, England, by John F Burke (Jonathan Burke) and David McIlwain (Charles Eric Maine). UK quarto (10 x 8 in), hectographed to #3 (December 1938) and duplicated thereafter. Seventeen issues, October 1938 to August 1940. Later issues credit Burke as principal editor and McIlwain as associate or art editor.

Launched as the "official organ of the Liverpool S.F.A." (Science Fiction Association), The Satellite contained fiction, feature articles and Poetry; contributors to the first issue included McIlwain, using what was to become his normal fiction pseudonym Charles Eric Maine, and C S Youd (John Christopher). Later issues featured others with author entries in this encyclopedia, such as Arthur C Clarke with a broad Parody of H P Lovecraft – "At the Mountains of Murkiness" in #12 (March 1940) – William F Temple and Eric C Williams; Youd also appeared under his fan pseudonym Fantacynic.

The Satellite should not be confused with the US professional SF Magazine Satellite Science Fiction. [DRL]

see also: The Fantast; The Futurian.


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