Slant

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''Slant'' was the winner of a 'Retro Hugo' award for 'Best Fanzine' of 1953  in 2004.  
''Slant'' was the winner of a 'Retro Hugo' award for 'Best Fanzine' of 1953  in 2004.  
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==External Link==
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*[http://fanac.org/fanzines/Slant/index.html Issues of ''Slant'' online]
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Slant was a science fiction fanzine from Ireland edited by Walter Willis, with art direction by James White.

Slant was first published in Belfast, Ireland in 1948. Willis was unaware of other Irish SF fans at the time, so he devoted his energies to sending his fanzine to North America and as a result gathered a large number of correspondents and good writers for his publication. Gradually he also met Irish SF fans and a group of Irish fans formed. During that time seven issues were published before the last issue in 1953.

James White created linoleum cuts for the cover and inside illustrations. Jack Sanders and Bob Shaw also contributed art work to Slant.

Writers contributing included Forrest J. Ackerman, Wrai Ballard, Manly Banister, Robert Bloch, H. Ken Bulmer, Walter Bulmer, Kilian Houston Brunner, A. Bertram Chandler, Arthur C. Clarke, A. Vincent Clarke, Rory Faulkner, Ermengarde Fiske, Nan Gerding, Chuck Harris, Lee Hoffman, Marjorie Houston, Clive Jackson (as himself and as Geoffrey Cobbe), E.R. James, E Everrett Evans, H. T. McAdams, Peter Phillips, F.G. Rayer, Peter Ridley, Eric Frank Russel, Bob Shaw, Shapiro Shaw, Vince Shaw, D.R. Smith, Evelyn Smythe, William F. Temple, E.C. Tubb, Cedric Walker

In 1951 Shelby Vick and Lee Hoffman started a campaign to bring Willis to the U.S.A. They gathered the funds together and he came to Chicago. Upon his return he wrote an account of his trip called "The Harp Stateside", which appeared in many installments in various fanzines. This resulted in the Transatlantic Fan fund, which became a traditional in science fiction fandom.

Slant was the winner of a 'Retro Hugo' award for 'Best Fanzine' of 1953 in 2004.

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