Nexus [magazine]

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UK Semiprozine published and edited by Paul Brazier, SF Nexus, Brighton; three issues, letter-size on glossy stock, April 1991 to Spring 1993. Intended as a magazine of opinion, chiefly about science fiction, it ran several short stories by Scott Edelman, Christina Lake and Geoff Ryman, but was mostly composed of articles, frequently humorous or simply facetious; two were contributed by David Langford. It even managed to run "A Science Fiction Prayer" (Spring 1992) by Lionel Fanthorpe. Neatly designed and an amusing read, Nexus seemed to fall short of its grander purpose as "a complete guide to science fiction." In October 1994 it was merged into the more prominent Brighton magazine Interzone, of which Paul Brazier then became graphic designer and deputy editor until the magazine changed hands in 2004.

This magazine should not be confused with Nexus "the international fan magazine" published by Mike and Gloria Gay in Leatherhead, Surrey, which saw eight issues, also letter-size on glossy paper, between 1980 and 1983. It was aimed chiefly at comic-book fans and consisted mostly of adverts, cartoons and a mildly erotic comic-strip, but it did run two serials, "Project Ironman" (began Winter 1982 #5) by Terry A Sibley, about a Cyborg, and "Dreamtime" (began Spring 1982 #6) by Guy N Smith, set on a planet of failures who live in a Drug-induced Virtual Reality. Both serials remained incomplete when the magazine ceased. [MA]

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