Novae Terrae

(1) Fanzine by William F. Temple and Arthur C. Clarke

A fanzine published by William F. Temple and Arthur C. Clarke in the 50s.

(2) An Early British Clubzine

One of the earliest British fanzines, it was the clubzine of the Nuneaton SFL with its first issues in March, 1936.

Shortly afterwards, the first British SF convention was held in Leeds and Novae Terrae became the official organ of the newly formed Science Fiction Association.

It was first edited by Maurice Hanson with Dennis Jacques as assistant editor. Later co-editors and assistant editors included Maurice T. Crowley, Arthur C. Clarke, William Temple and John Carnell. It ran for 29 issues before Hanson handed the editorship over to John Carnell, who arranged to have it professionally published and retitled it New Worlds and reverted to Vol. 1 No. 1 with the March 1939 issue and did four issues.

Issue 1 can be found at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Novae_Terrae/Novae_Terrae_0101-00.html
The compete run can be found at http://www.fiawol.org.uk/fanstuff/then%20archive/newworlds/nt.htm

Issue Date Pages Notes
V1.1 March 1936
V1.2 April 1936
V1.3 May 1936
V1.4 June 1936
V1.5 July 1936
V1.6 August 1936
V1.7 September 1936
V1.8 November 1936
V1.9 December 1937 — January 1937 Includes supplement
#10 V1.10 February 1937 24 Includes pamphlet
#11 V1.11 April 1937 20
#12 V1.12 May 1937 20
#13 V2.1 June 1937 20
#14 V2.2 June 1937 18
#15 V2.3 July 1937 20
#16 V2.4 August-September 1937 20
#17 V2.5 October 1937 24
#18 V2.6 November 1937 20
#19 V2.7 December 1937 20
#20 V2.8 January 1938 24
#21 V2.9 March 1938 20
#22 V2.10 April 1938 20
#23 V2.11 May 1938 20
#24 V2.12 June 1938 20
#25 V3.1 August 1938 48
#26 V3.2 September 1938 26
#27 V3.3 November 1938 26 Includes fiction supplement
#28 V3.4 December 1938 24 Includes Rubaiyat of a Science Fiction Fan
#29 V3.4 January 1939 24 Final issue. Includes fiction supplement

Novae Terrae was taken over by John Carnell for its final four issues and retitled New Worlds, which see.


This is a Stub Fanzine page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was published, how many issues it has had, (including adding a partial or complete checklist), its contents (including perhaps a ToC listing), its size and repro method, regular columnists, its impact on fandom, or by adding scans or links to scans.