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'''Soma''' was a science fiction poetry fanzine by Van Splawn.
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'''Soma''' was a science fiction poetry fanzine ([[poemzine]]) by Van Splawn.
  
''Soma'' was published in 1953. It was a small 4 page fanzine that included exclusively poetry in its pages. Two issues were released.
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''Soma'' was a small 4 page fanzine that included exclusively poetry in its pages. Two issues were released: August 1952 and May 1953.
  
The contributions to Issue Two were the poems ''Cosmic Lie'' by [[Lilith Lorraine]] ([[Challenge]], [[Different]], [[Flame]]); ''Youthful Martyr'' by [[Orma McCormick]] ([[Starlanes]]); ''The Angel Tree'' by Richard Shaver ([[The Shaver Mystery Magazine]]); ''Ennui'' by Clark Ashton Smith; and ''Tide's Gambit'' by William Young.  
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The first issue included poetry by Redd Boggs, George Ebey, James Russell Gray, Marijane Nuttall, and William Young. The three poems by Young were original to this issue; the others were reprints from previous fanzines.
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The contributions to Issue Two were the poems "Cosmic Lie" by [[Lilith Lorraine]] ([[Challenge]], [[Different]], [[Flame]]); "Youthful Martyr" by [[Orma McCormick]] ([[Starlanes]]); "The Angel Tree" by Richard Shaver ([[The Shaver Mystery Magazine]]); "Ennui" by Clark Ashton Smith; and "Tide's Gambit" by William Young.  
  
 
The cover of Issue Two was by Richard Bergeron ([[Warhoon]]).
 
The cover of Issue Two was by Richard Bergeron ([[Warhoon]]).

Revision as of 23:45, 13 October 2011

Soma was a science fiction poetry fanzine (poemzine) by Van Splawn.

Soma was a small 4 page fanzine that included exclusively poetry in its pages. Two issues were released: August 1952 and May 1953.

The first issue included poetry by Redd Boggs, George Ebey, James Russell Gray, Marijane Nuttall, and William Young. The three poems by Young were original to this issue; the others were reprints from previous fanzines.

The contributions to Issue Two were the poems "Cosmic Lie" by Lilith Lorraine (Challenge, Different, Flame); "Youthful Martyr" by Orma McCormick (Starlanes); "The Angel Tree" by Richard Shaver (The Shaver Mystery Magazine); "Ennui" by Clark Ashton Smith; and "Tide's Gambit" by William Young.

The cover of Issue Two was by Richard Bergeron (Warhoon).

Van Splawn also released the single issue fanzine The Fantasmith in 1953.