Macabre (Scotland)

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Macabre is a fanzine by James P. Rathbone published in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The first and only issue of Macabre was released in December 1939 by 19 year old Rathbone. It is the first science fiction fanzine to emerge from Scotland.

Macabre was a carbon zine, made of carbon copies straight from the typewriter. As a result very few copies were created.

The subtitle for the zine was "An International Review of Weird Fiction and Fantasy". Contributors included John F. Burke (Satellite), H.C., Dave McIlwain, and Phantas.

Macabre also carried news of zines such as Polaris, Futurian and Fantast.

The cover of Macabre was created by Hebert Crossley. Notable is the fact that it was not stapled was bound with string.

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