Banana Wings

Banana Wings is a British fanzine edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer. It has been nominated many times for the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. It also won the Nova Award for Best Fanzine in 1996-1998, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2013. It won the FAAN Award for Best Fanzine in 2007, 2010, and 2013—2015. It has been published since 1996. Issue 56 also won the FAAN Award for Best Cover in 2015.

Contributors have included Tanya Brown, Graham Charnock, Dave Langford (Ansible), Catherine Pickersgill, Greg Pickersgill (Rastus Johnson's Cakewalk), Yvonne Rousseau, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Michael Abbott, Sandra Bond (QuasiQuote), rich brown (crifanac), Cardinal Cox, Chris Garcia (The Drink Tank, Journey Planet), John Hertz, Tony Keen, Paul Kincaid, Robert Lichtman, Curt Phillips, David Redd, Andy Sawyer, James Shields, Steve Stiles, Shelby Vick (Confusion), and Taral Wayne (DNQ)

The name comes from the combination of Mark's former zine, Banana Skins, and Claire's former zine Waxen Wings.

The editors say of it:

"Banana Wings is a science fiction fanzine published from Croydon since 1996. It has been variously described as too long, too small, too serious, too fannish, too irregular and too frequent, but some people like it anyway.
"It has been appearing quarterly since late 2004, and remains resolutely a paper publication. But the editors have at least embraced the twentieth century sufficiently to use efanzines.com to help to answer the question: ‘How can I get hold of a copy then?’
"Contact fishlifter at gmail dot com for more information about that."

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 1995 #1 was separate issues of Banana Skins and Waxen Wings.
2 April 1996 52 Issued under the title Waxen Wings and Banana Skins
3 July 1996 64 Issued under the title Waxen Wings and Banana Skins
4 November 1996 58 First under Banana Wings title.
5 February 1997 60
6 Easter 1997 66
7 September 1997 64
8 November 1997
9 November 1997 56
10 April 1998 34
11 August 1998 68
12 November 1998 70
13 Easter 1999 64
14 August 1999 58
15 April 2000 54
16 September 2000 58
17 May 2002 52
18 October 2002 48
19 March 2004 20
20 November 2004 36
21 February 2005 28
22 May 2005 32
23 August 2005 36
24 November 2005 40
25 February 2006 36
26 May 2006 36
26 May 2006 36
27 Aug 2006 32
28 Nov 2006 32
29 Feb 2007 36
30 May 2007 36
31 Aug 2007 32
32 Nov 2007 32
33 Feb 2008 32
34 May 2008 36
35 Aug 2008 50
36 Nov 2008 56
37 Mar 2009 48
38 May 2009 60
39 Aug 2009 56
40 Nov 2009 60
41 Mar 2010 56
42 May 2010 60
43 Aug 2010 52
44 Nov 2010 56
45 Feb 2011 58
46 Jun 2011 58
47 Sep 2011 56
48 Dec 2011 56
49 Apr 2012 56
50 Aug 2012 56
51 Nov 2012 60
52 Apr 2013 60
53 Aug 2013 60
54 Dec 2013 60
55 Mar 2014 56
56 Aug 2014 60 Cover by D. West won FAAN Award for Best Cover in 2015.
57 November 2014 56
58 March 2015 52

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