New Zealand Science Fiction Association

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From Amazing Stories, January 1935.

The New Zealand Science Fiction Association was an effort toward an sf club launched by Norman S. Patton and Noel Jenkin, both of New Plymouth, in early 1935. They went so far as to write to Amazing Stories and Wonder Stories to promote it and published an advertisement in the New Zealand Herald newspaper in February 1935 that announced its aims to advance science fiction, and asked, “CAN MAN FLY TO THE MOON?”

Both prozines responded in January 1935. But while Amazing merely printed the letter, WS published a condescending note botching the boys’ name and address and advising them to start a chapter of the Science Fiction League instead.

Despite (because of?) these promotional efforts, and two issues of a clubzine, the Science Fiction Bulletin, the club never went anywhere.

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