Spacewarp

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(Did you mean the phenomenon?)


Spacewarp, edited by Art Rapp in Saginaw, Michigan, a focal point fanzine of the 1950s, had over 40 issues from April, 1947, to September, 1950. For some early issues, Bill Groover was co-editor. In 2001, it was nominated for the 1951 Best Fanzine Retro Hugo.

Redd Boggs' column, "File 13", was especially important. Other contributors included Forrest J Ackerman, Henry Ackerman, Michael De Angelis, Warren Baldwin, Wrai Ballard, Donn Bratton, Donn Brazier, Guerry C. Brown, W. E. Bullard, Charles Burbee, Lyon de Coeur, Wilkie Conner, Arthur Jean Cox, Ed Cox, Paul D. Cox, Jim Craig, Ralph Fluette, Vaughn Greene, Andy Gregg, John Grossman, Charles Hames, Jim Harmon, William James, David H. Keller, Joe Kennedy, F. Towner Laney, Carl Lawrence, Al F. Lopez, Don McConnell, C. Stewart Metchette, Ray Nelson, Robert Parris, Rog Phillips, Bill Rotsler, Hal Shapiro, Ben Singer, Rick Sneary, Genevieve K. Stephens, Bob Stein, Charles Stuart, Bob Tucker, Bill Venable, James A. Wade, T. E. Watkins, and Wally Weber.

A 10-part round-robin space-opera by Rapp and five others appeared in most of the 1949 issues and was reprinted in 1960 by Ed Cox as STF Broadcasts Again!.

Rapp then turned it over to F. Towner Laney and Charles Burbee to edit. They put out two issues in 1950, the last was called the "Insurgent Issue".

In 1983, Rapp resumed publishing Spacewarp as a member of SAPS.

See Redd Boggs' “The Purple Dawn” for a lengthy review of Spacewarp.

From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
Something that when you go into it in a straight line you come out at a different place, and/or going in a different direction, than you should according to Newtonian physics. Fans are always wandering into such things in strange cities and getting losted. A slightly different affair was the turntable on which the Shirley-Savoy in Denver was mounted, so that the Denvention attendees could start near the hotel, walk for blocks and blocks, and still be near the hotel.

Mention we must Art Rapp's fanzine of this name, keystone of Fifth Fandom, which introduced such things as Steinpix, the helicopter beanie, and R*O*S*C*O*E to fandom.

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 V1.1 April 1947 8
2 V1.2 May 1947 11
6 V1.6 September 1947 19
7 V2.1 October 1947 22
14 V3.2 May 1948 16
16 V3.4 July 1948 20
17 V3.5 August 1948 22
18 V3.6 September 1948 21
19 V4.1 October 1948 22
20 V4.2 November 1948 22
21 V4.3 December 1948 30
22 V6.4 January 1949 24
23 V6.5 February 1949 22
24 V6.4 March 1949 22
25 V5.1 April 1949 22
26 V5.2 May 1949 22
27 V5.3 June 1949 22
28 V5.4 July 1949 26
29 V5.5 August 1949 24
30 V5.6 September 1949 28 Includes Art Rapp’s Cinvention con report.
31 V6.1 October 1949 26
32 V6.2 November 1949 26
December 1, 1949 22 Index to V1-5
33 V6.3 December 1949 40
34 V6.4 January 1950 22
34 V6.4 January 1950 22
35 V6.5 February 1950 24
35 V6.5 February 1950 24
36 V6.6 March 1950 26
36 V6.6 March 1950 26
37 V7.1 April 1950 32
38 V7.2 May 1950 26
38 V7.2 May 1950 26
39 V7.3 June 1950 28
40 V7.4 July 1950 24
41 V7.5 August 1950 16 first Insurgent issue; edited by Charles Burbee & F.T. Laney
42 V7.6 September 1950 82 edited by Charles Burbee & F.T. Laney
October 1951 6
February 1952 6
June 1953 10
65 V11.6 January 1960 62
66 V11.6 April 1960 46
67 V12.1 July 1960 30
69 V12.3 January 1961 26
73 V13.1 January 1962 8
74 V13.2 April 1962 32
76 V13.4 April 1963 6
77 V13.5 October 1963 7
80 V13.1 January 1965 10
85 July 1967 9
100 October 1972 104
101 January 1973 24
109 January 1975 20
122 October 1981
128 April 1983 12
129 July 1983 22
131 Includes Robert Lichtman's Here There Be Saps #1 (Second Series)
133 July 1984 16
164 April 1992 10
2001

Spacewarp online at fanac.org



Publication Reasonator 19471950
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