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G2 was a science fiction fanzine by Joe Gibson and Robbie Gibson.

G2 was released in the 1960s in El Sobrante, California, U.S.A. The first issue was published June 1961. The last issue, Vol. 6 #1, appeared in January 1967. During the time it was published, G2 came out monthly.

Letters came from Poul Anderson and Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), among others.

Joe Gibson, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was a science fiction writer who was writing for pulp magazines such as Thrilling Wonder Stories, Amazing Stories, and Science Fiction Quarterly during the 1940s, until he went off to fight in WW II, but resumed writing in the 1950s, writing for Other Worlds and Galaxy, , and produced books like Shadow on the Moon, which was released in April 2011 by Armchair Fiction.

He had begun contributing to fanzines, such as Spectra by Arthur Louis Joquel, in the 1940s, and Inside in the 1950s. In 1955, he and Roberta Collins married but it wasn't till ten years later that they would decide to do a fanzine together and G2 came into being.

Along with G2, he also released the fanzine, The Damned Patrol, organized for SF fans who were also interested in aviation. John Berry, Terry Jeeves, and Beryl Mercer were his co-editors for five issues of this U.S.A. - UK joint release.

Joe Gibson was awarded a Retro Hugo for best fan artist for 1946 in 1996.