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== (1) A 50s Prozine==
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(Did you mean [[Orbit Science Fiction]], a [[Orbit (Netherlands)|Kees van Toorn semiprozine]] or a [[Orbit (Leeds)|Leeds clubzine]]?)
'''''Orbit Science Fiction''''' was a digest-sized magazine that ran for a total of only five issues during [[1953]]-1954.  The editor credited on the masthead was [[Jules Saltman]], but [[Donald A. Wollheim]] bought all the stories published. At the time [[Wollheim]] was working at [[Ace Books]] and this accounts for his anonymity.
 
  
Authors who appeared in the five issues included [[August Derleth]] (whose Tex Harrigan appeared in every issue), [[Charles Beaumont]], [[Mack Reynolds]], [[Richard Matheson]], [[Philip K. Dick]], [[Chad Oliver]], [[Alfred Coppel]], [[Gordon R. Dickson]], [[Michael Shaara]], [[Jack Vance]], and [[Wollheim]] himself (under his Martin Pearson and [[David Grinnell]] bylines).
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''[[Orbit]]'' was a series of [[original anthologies]] edited by [[Damon Knight]] starting in 1966.  The stories ranged from great to too experimental for most [[fans]] and was more than a bit controversial for that reason.  At its best it marked a major turning point in [[SF]].
 
 
[[Frank H. Parnell]], writing in [[Peter Nicholls]]' ''The Science Fiction Encyclopedia'', wrote that ''Orbit'' fell victim to the inundation of the [[SF]] magazine market of the early 1950s.
 
 
 
An [[Australian]] edition, one issue, appeared in 1954, a reprint of the first American issue.
 
 
 
{{link | website=http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/orbit_science_fiction | text=SF Encyclopedia entry}}
 
 
 
== (2) A [[Semiprozine]] by [[Kees van Toorn]]==
 
'''''Orbit''''' was a [[semi-prozine]] published from [[1977]] - 1989 by [[Kees van Toorn]].  It received a [[Eurocon Award]].
 
 
 
== (3) An [[Original Anthology]] Series==
 
''[[Orbit]]'' was a series of [[original anthologies]] edited by [[Damon Knight]] starting in [[1966]].  The stories ranged from great to too experimental for most [[fans]] and was more than a bit controversial for that reason.  At its best it marked a major turning point in [[SF]].
 
  
 
{{link | website=http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/orbit | text=SF Encyclopedia entry}}
 
{{link | website=http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/orbit | text=SF Encyclopedia entry}}
  
== (4) A [[Clubzine]]==
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[[George Gibson]] published ''Orbit'' for the [[Leeds Science Fiction Association]].
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Issue || Date || Pages || Notes
 
1 ||October [[1953]] ||14 ||
 
2 ||December 1953 ||18 ||
 
3 ||February 1954 ||24 ||
 
4 ||June 1954 ||30 ||
 
5 ||September 1954 ||30 ||
 
6 ||December 1954 ||32 ||
 
7 ||January 1956 ||22 ||Final issue
 
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Latest revision as of 06:36, 13 May 2020

(Did you mean Orbit Science Fiction, a Kees van Toorn semiprozine or a Leeds clubzine?)

Orbit was a series of original anthologies edited by Damon Knight starting in 1966. The stories ranged from great to too experimental for most fans and was more than a bit controversial for that reason. At its best it marked a major turning point in SF.

SF Encyclopedia entry


Publication 19661980
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