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Harry Turner 1942
Harry Turner 1942

Harry Turner (1920 -2009) was a zine editor and artist who contributed to zines through out the 1930s till the 2000's.

Harry Turner first began contributing to zines as a young man living in Leeds, England. When he joined the Leeds Science Fiction Assocation. he began to contribute to the UK's first SF zine, Novae Terrae. As more fanzines sprang up, Turner began contributing to them as well. He did artwork for the covers of most of the UK fanzines of the day, including The Fantast, Satellite, and Futurian War Digest.

In 1941 he began his own zine called Zenith which featured his illustrations, as well as contributions from notable SF fans and writers, including his future wife Marion Eadie, who soon became his co-editor.

In the 1970s he began producing beautiful covers which were recognized by the Checkpoint Readers Fan Poll, notably for Zimri #6, awarded best Fanzine Cover of 1974.

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