‘New Worlds’ (fanzine)

New Worlds (fanzine)

New Worlds magazine was preceded by four issues of a fanzine version, which itself followed an earlier fanzine, Novae Terrae — Latin for ‘New Worlds’ — (29 issues, 1936–’39). Wartime paper shortages curtailed the N.W. fanzine’s run, but gave rise after the War to the magazine which would go on to become the most seminal of speculative fiction periodicals.

New Worlds Vol. 1 No. 1
London:  Chapman-Carnell fanzine, March 1939;
edited by Ted Carnell;
assistant editor: Ken G. Chapman;
original price:  4d;
14 pages;
cover artist: Harry Turner.

Image taken direct from artist’s original work

Contents:-
p. 3: Editorial (uncredited, presumably Ted Carnell);
p. 4: ‘Is Weinbaum Over-rated’ (non-fiction) by Frank Edward Arnold;
p. 5: ‘Empyrean Rendezvous’ by John Victor Peterson);
p. 11: ‘Concerning Webwork’ (non-fiction) by Thornton Ayre (a.k.a. John Russell Fearn);
p. 13: ‘News…’ (reviews; uncredited, presumably Carnell);
p. 14: ‘The Forum’ (non-fiction) by Eric C. Hopkins.

New Worlds Vol. 1 No. 2
London:  Chapman-Carnell fanzine, April 1939;
edited by Ted Carnell;
assistant editor: Ken G. Chapman;
original price:  4½d;
12 pages;
cover artist: Harry Turner.

(To be continued…)