Science Fiction Newsletter

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Science Fiction Newsletter
Cover art by Lee Hoffman

Science Fiction Newsletter was a newsletter for science fiction fandom published by Wilson 'Bob' Tucker.

Subtitled "The leading newspaper of the science fiction field", and published in Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.A., it was released bimonthly, starting in December 1945 and running till Spring 1953, with a total of 29 issues. It began as the Bloomington News Letter, a one sheet of news items. By the time the title changed to Science Fiction Newsletter with issue 15, published in April 1950, it had grown to eight pages, complete with photographs and art work.

Contributors included Poul Anderson, Fred Anmar, Robert Bloch, Redd Boggs (Sky Hook), Gregg Calkins (Oopsla!), Geoff Conklin, Nan Gerding (The Chigger Patch of Fandom), Lynn Hickman (TLMA), Judy May, Len Moffat (The Outlander), William F. Nolan (Rhodomagnetic Digest), Darrell C. Richardson (The Fabulous Faust Fan-Zine), Jerry Sohl, Charles Lathrop Warn, Walt Willis (Slant), and Mari Beth Wheeler.

Contributing artists include Richard Bergeron (Warhoon), Harold Cheney (Atres Artes), Dave Hammond, Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Jerry Hopkins, Terry Jeeves (Vector), Buddie McKnight, Chester A. Polk, Bill Rotsler, Naaman Peterson, Judy Tucker, and Charles Wells (Fiendetta).

Photographs were by Bob Tucker.

Letters came from Forrest Ackerman (Voice of the Imagi-Nation), Ken Beale (Beware, Borogrove), Robert Bloch, Moe Diner, Kenneth J. Krueger (Space Trails), and Eduardo Scaron.

In 2001, Science Fiction Newsletter won the Retro Hugo Award for best Fanzine for the year 1950.

Bob Tucker was also the editor of Le Zombie, among other fanzines.

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