The Royal Swiss Navy Gazette

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The Royal Swiss Navy Gazette
Issue 21 2010
Cover by Ken Fletcher

The Royal Swiss Navy Gazette is a science fiction fanzine by Garth Spencer.

The Royal Swiss Navy Gazette is published in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The first issue appeard in 1997. 21 issues have been published. It is Garth Spencer's personal zine, although articles and essays do appear as well, along with letters of comment.

Covers have been by R.J. Bartrop (#15), Joe Devoy (#13), Ken Fletcher (Rune) (#21), Brad Foster (#16, 20), Roy Pounds (#18, 19), and Taral Wayne (DNQ, Toronto the Ghood) (#11, 12, 14, 17).

Interior illustrations were contributed by Sheryl Birkhead, Joe Devoy, Lynne Fahnestock, Ken Fletcher, Brad Foster, Joshua Kennedy, Michael Morse, Mats Ohrmann, William Rotsler, Taral Wayne, Felicity Walker (BCSFAzine), and Alan White.

Photos were contributed by Felicity Walker, and Sharry Wilson.

Contributors of writing have included Jacqueline Bartels, Lyn McConchie, Phil Payne, Jonathan Rauch, Taral Wayne, Sharry Wilson, and Rajiv Witherspoon-Li.

Letters have come from Michael Bertrand, Allan D. Burrows, Chester Cuthbert, E.B. Frohvet (Twink), Steve George, Ben Indick (Ibid), Dwain Kaiser, R'ykandar Korra'ti, Lee Anne Lavell (Space Cage), Eric Lindsay (Gegenschein), Al Macintyre, Joseph T. Major (Alexiad), Darcy Mann, Eric Mayer (E-Ditto), Ed Meskys, Murray Moore (Aztec Blue), John Purcell (Askance), KRin Pender-Gunn, Lloyd Penney (Torus), Yvonne Penney, John Purcell (Askance), Jane Sibley, Dale Speirs (Opuntia), Helen Spiral, Sue Thomason, Henry Welch (The Knarley Knews), and William Wright (Interstellar Ramjet Scoop).

The Royal Swiss Navy Gazette won the Aurora Award for Best Fanzine for 2006.

Garth Spencer previously co-published The Central Ganglion from 1982-1983 and then, on his own, published The Maple Leaf Rag from 1983 till 1987. In the 2000s he also edited BCSFAzine for the British Columbia Science Fiction Association. In the 2010s he began publishing a new zine, or renamed his zine, One Swell Foop.

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