The Star Rover

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The Star Rover Cover Art by Arthur A. McCourt 1946
The Star Rover Cover Art by Arthur A. McCourt 1946

The Star Rover was a science fiction fanzine by Van Splawn, Fritz Hoffmann, and F. Lee Baldwin.

The Star Rover appeared in the 1940s and 1950s. At least seven issues of this mimeographed fanzine were released, though the first two issues were titled Phoenix.

Issues 3, 4 and 5 were released in 1946. Issues 6 and 7 were released in 1951.

Contributions included the articles "Forgotten Fantasies" by Redd Boggs (The Lovecraftsman, Sky Hook), "The Arkansas Time Traveler" by Van H. Splawn (The Fantasmith, Soma), "The Forgotten Age" by John M. Stadler, Jr., and "Dogmatica" by William Young; the bibliography and article "A Checklist of Edgar Allen Poe" by Van H. Splawn; and poetry by Walter A. Coslet (The Scientifictionist) and Atlantis Lee.

The fanzine also included fiction such as "Island Bees" by editor F. Lee Baldwin, one of H. P. Lovecraft's circle of writers and correspondents.

Other contributors included Larry Bassett, Jay F. Chidsey, Joe Kennedy (Vampire), Ron Lane (Gemini), Ray H. Ramsey, Jack Riggs (Lethe), and others.

Art work was by Fritz Hoffmann, Lionel Innman, Arthur A. McCourt, Alva Rogers, Rick Sneary (The Outlander, Moonshine, Shangri L'Affaires), Van Splawn, and others.

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