Void

Not to be confused with MT Void, published by Evelyn Leeper.

(1) Fanzine by Jim and Greg Benford

Void was first published in the 50s, Jim and Greg Benford published the earliest issues, up through #13, when Jim dropped out. Thereafter, starting in 1959 there was a changing series of co-editors, though the actual publishing chores were taken on by Ted White who joined as co-editor with issue 14 in 1958. By 1961 Terry Carr and Pete Graham had joined and Carr merged his own fanzine Innuendo with Void. During this last period, Void had become one of the best genzines being published.

The fifth anniversary issue, dubbed the 'VANNISH', was so large, it had to be mailed out in three installments. There was also an issue, dubbed the 'WAWISH' that was devoted to Walt Willis which launched the 10th Anniversary Willis Fund that resulted in Walt and Madeleine Willis coming to America for the 1962 Worldcon, ten years after Walt's first trip

The end came rather suddenly. Issue #28 was published in early 1962, and then nothing for five years. Ted White, who had been publishing the fanzine from his 'Towner Hall' apartment and mimeo shop in Manhattan, moved to Brooklyn, and became involved in other fan activities. The last issue, #29, was published by Ted White after about a 5-year hiatus.

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 editors Jim Benford and Greg Benford
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3
4
5 January 1955 34
6 April 1956 20
7 22
8 1959 36
9
10 42
11
12
13
14 February 1958 editors now Greg Benford and Ted White
15 March 1959
16 April 1959
17 May 1959 22
18 July 1959 24
19 July 1959 24
20 August 1959 24
21 April 1960
22 May 1960 68+ The VANNISH which was so large it was mailed in three parts
23 January 1961 30 editors now Greg Benford, Ted White, Peter Graham, Terry Carr
24 1961 32
25 June 1961 30
26 August 1961 34
27 December 1961 32
28 February 1962 44
29 1967? Published by Ted White and Terry Carr. Final issue.

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(2) An Australian Prozine

Void: Science Fiction and Fantasy, an Australian prozine published by Paul Collins. Originally published mostly reprints (with permission) of US stories, with some Australian works. Later issues included more Australian works and even some original stories from US authors. Australian authors published included A. Bertram Chandler, Jack Wodhams, Van Ikin, Frank Bryning, and Wynne Whiteford.

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 August 1975 9 reprints of US stories; 2 stories by Australian writers
2 December 1975 82
3 May 1976 82 Includes A. Bertram Chandler's "Kelly Country", nominated for a Ditmar, and later a novel. Other stories by Theodore Butler, John Cooper, Jack Wodhams, Jeffery James, Chris Lampton, David Bischoff, and Darrell Schweitzer
4 August 1976 82 Stories by Jack Wodhams, Wynne N. Whiteford, Don Laycock, Frank Bryning, Paul Harwitz and Darrell Schweitzer.
5 March 1977 82 Last issue. $1.00. Stories by Allan Cunningham, Jack Wodhams, Russell Ward, Samuel Dreksler, John J. Alderson, Frank Bryning, Darrell Schweitzer, and Van Ikin

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(3) A UK Fanzine

A fanzine published with a single 30-page issue in May 1952 by George F. Clements.


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