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'''Harry Turner''' (1920 -2009) was a zine editor and artist who contributed to zines through out the 1930s till the 2000's.
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[[Image:Harry_turner42.jpg‎|right|frame|'''Harry Turner''' 1942]]
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'''Harry Turner''' (1920 -2009) was a zine editor and artist who contributed to zines throughout the 1930s till the 2000s.
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Harry Turner first began contributing to zines as a young man living in Leeds, England when he joined the Leed Science Fiction Assocation. he began to contribute to the UK's first SF zine, [[Novae Terrae]]. As more fanzines sprung up, Turner began contributing to them as well.
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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]]. 
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In 1941 he began his own zine called [[Zenith]] which featured hos illustrations, as well as contributions from notable SF fans and writers, including his future wife Marion Eadie.  
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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. Five issues were published, with issue 5 appeared in 1942. It would be eleven years before issue 6 would appear, in 1953.
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He returned to fanzine publishing in 1955 with [[Now & Then]], with co-editor Eric Needham.
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In the 1970s Turner was the Art Director for [[Zimri]] and he began producing beautiful covers which were recognized by the [[Checkpoint]] Readers Fan Poll, notably for ''Zimri'' #6, awarded Best Fanzine Cover of 1974.  
===Zines===
===Zines===
*[[Astroneer]]
*[[Astroneer]]
*[[The Grin]]
*[[The Grin]]
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*[[Now and Then]]
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*[[Now & Then]]
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*[[Toto]]
*[[Zenith]]
*[[Zenith]]
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*[[Zimri]]
===Contributions===
===Contributions===
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*[[Banana Wings]]
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*[[Critical Wave]]
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*[[Esprit]]
*[[The Fantast]]
*[[The Fantast]]
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*[[Femizine]]
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*[[FMZ Digest]]
*[[Futurian War Digest]]
*[[Futurian War Digest]]
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*[[Lip]]
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*[[Ludd's Mill]]
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*[[Maya]]
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*[[New Worlds]]
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*[[Novae Terrae]]
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*[[Phantasmagoria]]
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*[[The Purple Hours]] 
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*[[Relapse]]
*[[Satellite]]
*[[Satellite]]
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*[[The Science Fantasy Fan]]
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*[[Skyrack]]
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*[[Space Times]]
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*[[Stet]]
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*[[Thingumybob]]
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*[[Wark]]
*[[YHOS]]
*[[YHOS]]
==External Links==
==External Links==
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*[http://www.htspweb.co.uk/fandf/romart/het/hetobit.htm The Harry Turner Appreciation page, with complete copies of several of his zines, and recollections of his times]  
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*[http://www.htspweb.co.uk/fandf/romart/het/hetobit.htm The Harry Turner Appreciation page, with complete copies of several of his zines, and recollections of his times]
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*[http://htspweb.co.uk/fandf/romart/het/footnotes/zenithhistory.htm Harry Turner's "Footnotes to Fandom"]  
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Harry Turner 1942
Harry Turner 1942

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

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. Five issues were published, with issue 5 appeared in 1942. It would be eleven years before issue 6 would appear, in 1953.

He returned to fanzine publishing in 1955 with Now & Then, with co-editor Eric Needham.

In the 1970s Turner was the Art Director for Zimri and 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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