‘Novae Terrae’

Novae Terrae Volume 1 (Nos 1–12)
Novae Terrae Volume 2 (Nos 13–24)
Novae Terrae Volume 3 (Nos 25–29)

Novae Terrae — Latin for ‘New Worlds’ — was the U.K.’s first ever fanzine, running from 1936 to ’39 before being superceded by a fanzine version of New Worlds which, as a magazine after the War, would go on to become the most seminal of speculative fiction periodicals.

Volume 2

Novae Terrae Vol. 2 No. 1
Nuneaton: Science Fiction Association fanzine, June 1937;
edited by Maurice K. Hanson;
original price:  2d;
19 pages.

Contents:-
p. 2: Contents page;
p. 3: ‘Editorial Note’ (uncredited, presumably Maurice K. Hansen)and ‘The Man Who Made Diamonds’ (review) by J. Michael Rosenblum;
p. 4: ‘Radiant Life’ by D.R. Smith;
p. 6: ‘Originality In Science-Fiction’ by Festus Pragnell;
p. 8: Tales Of Wonder And Super-Science (part) (uncredited);
p. 9: ‘Back Chat……. Of This And That’  (as ‘Back Chat’ only, on Contents page) by Ted Carnell;
p. 12: This Side Of The Atlantic (reviews) by Maurice K. Hanson;
p. 14: Tales Of Wonder And Super-Science (conclusion);
p. 15: ‘The Science-Fiction Association Monthly Report’ (as ‘SFA Monthly Report’, on Contents page) (uncredited);
p. 18: ‘Reviews  In A Nutshell’ by Smith & The Editors.

Novae Terrae Vol. 2 No. 2
Nuneaton: Science Fiction Association fanzine, June 1937;
edited by Maurice K. Hanson;
original price:  2d;
18 pages.

Contents:-
p. 2: Novae Terrae ——— New Worlds (editorial; uncredited, presumably Maurice K. Hanson);
p. 3: ‘Scientific Fiction’ by D.R. Smith;
p. 6: ‘All Is Dust: A Survey Of Civilisation’ by L.J. Johnson;
p. 9: ‘Science-Fiction Past, Present And Future’ by A.C. Clarke;
p. 12: ‘The Evolution Of Science-Fiction’ by Douglas W.F. Mayer;
p. 16: ‘Miscellany’ by “Space-Ray”.

(To be continued…)