The Southern Star
The Southern Star is a science fiction fanzine published in Columbia, South Caroline, U.S.A.
It was co-edited by Joe Gilbert and Art B. Schnert. Harry Jenkins (Jinx) was the Art Editor and Associate Editors were Fred W. Fischer and W.B. McQueen. Altogether, they referred to themselves the "Columbia Camp".
Notable is the graphology article by Joe Gilbert, which analysed the handwriting of 14 fans, the 15th being an fictitious anonymous dangerous maniac. Oddly, many fans identified themselves as this anonymous fifteenth fan, leading to the expression "Type Fifteen Fan".
Prior to the publication of The Southern Star, Fred Fischer had been a regular contributor to Fantascience Digest (1937-1941), appearing in six issues. Later, in 1943, Joseph Gilbert and Fred Fischer also had their co-authored fiction published in Astounding Magazine.