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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Latest Jeff Hawke's Cosmos Available

Jeff Hawke's Cosmos Volume 5 Number 2The latest issue of Jeff Hawke's Cosmos, Volume 5 Number 2, is now available. Bill Rudling's mammoth 88-page B&W A4 fanzine with colour covers continues to provide full length reprinted Jeff Hawke stories from the Daily Express newspaper.

The cover features the spaceships from 'Out Of Touch' written by Harry Harrison with art, of course, by Sydney Jordan. This 30 page story was originally published in 1957 & 1958 and features an introduction by Sydney as well as a post story commentary by Duncan Lunan. The other two stories featured in this issue are 'Made In Birmingham', written by Willie Patterson, which dates from 1965 and takes Jeff Hawke and his friends to the Middle East and 'The Changeling', also by Willie Patterson, which was originally published in 1963 and features aliens attempting to kidnap human babies.

The magazine also includes Duncan Lunan's regular factual astronomy column The Sky Above You, plus comics articles Who Rules Britain? (In The Comics That Is) by Ralph Morton and Part 13 of the regular Space Heroes articles. In this part, Andrew Darlington focuses on the American SF comic strip character, Brick Bradford.

• Cosmos is only available by subscription from The Jeff Hawke Club, 6 The Close, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7RD or by e-mailing jeffhawkeATbillybee.plus.com. UK rates are £18.50 for three issues, overseas rates are £28.

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