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Issue 23 1953

Spaceship was a science fiction fanzine published by Robert Silverberg in New York, U.S.A.

Robert Silverberg began publishing Spaceship in 1949 when he was 15 years old. It ran into the 1950s, and by 1954 Silverberg was celebrating the 5th anniversary with his twenty-fifth issue. By this time he was a member of the Fantasy Amateur Press Association and his zine was included in their mailings.

Spaceship was also a split zine that was combined with other zines such as Wylde Star.

Contributors included Norman Ashfield, Robert Bloch, Redd Boggs (Chronoscope, Sky Hook), Terry Carr (Innuendo), Fred Chappell, Roger Dard (Star Rover), Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin), Richard Elsberry (ODD), Charles Gregory, Dean A. Grennell (Grue), Bert Hirschhorn (Tyrann), Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Dave Ish, Lilith Lorraine (Challenge, Different), Orma McCormick (Starlanes), Charles Morris, Sam Moskowitz (Helios), Ray Nelson, Morton Paley, Mack Reynolds, Lawrence Saunders, Larry Stark (Garage Floor), Paul Stephens, Harry Warner, Jr. (Spaceways), Walt Willis (Slant), Charles Wells (Fiendetta), and Russ Winterbotham.

Of note in issue 22 are the four pages by Hal Shapiro devoted to the art of Rosaleen Norton, an Australian fantasy artist whose book had just been banned in the U.S.A. The book is also mentioned in Roger Dard's "Report from Australia", noting that, in Australia, her work was removed from a gallery and the book also banned.

Artwork was contributed by Rita Adams, Dean A. Grennell, Jerry Hopkins, James Lewis, Bill Rotsler, and Richard Z. Ward.