Cosmica

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Zine
Title: Cosmica
Publisher: Cosmica International out of Louisiana
Editor(s): Michael Swan
Type:
Date(s): 1975
Medium: print
Fandom: science fiction
Language: English
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Cosmica is a science fiction zine with at least six issues.

Its content was focused on science fiction, speculation, poetry, artwork, and science.

In 1975, it merged with the Lee Majors/Star Trek zine Arcturus.

V.1 N.1

Cosmica v.1 n.1 was published in January 1975.

V.1 N.2

Cosmica v.1 n.2 was published in February 1975.

V.1 N.3

Cosmica v.1 n.3 was published in March 1975.

V.1 N.4

Cosmica v.1 n.4 was published in April 1975.

V.1 N.5

Cosmica v.1 n.5 was published in May 1975 and contains 26 pages.

front cover of v.1 n.5, art is not credited
The editor writes:

Don't believe everything you read. How many times have you heard that? But, AHA! Have you ever read it anywhere???

This belief applies to reports on the Star Trek revival, especially. I have in my hand a report by the Star Trek Welcommittee that plans a SERIES next spring but still just that -- plans. Oh, well, another false alarm, it seems. But I DID get a postcard from Paramount addressed to "Dear Trekkie" (how little THEY know), announcing the new movie. I can just see the studio mailing out millions of those things to stop the floods of mail that no double come in when the movie is produced.
  • Suburbia West, fiction by Ken Huff (3)
  • Electra's Decision, fiction by Ann Marie Schiel (5)
  • The Eternity Kingdom, fiction by Michael Swan (11)
  • Vast Skies, poem by Alexi Gruber (14)
  • A Sigh, poem by Cindy Helps (15)
  • Cosmica, poem by Alexi Gruber (15)
  • untitled, poem by Carl Maxwell (16)
  • Parapsychology, article by Marie Larson with Michael Swan (17)
  • Telemetry, article (21)
  • review of two movie theaters, one called Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater, one called Laserium, by Carl Maxwell (21)
  • Osterachron, publisher's page (22)

V.1 N.6

Cosmica v.1 n.6 was published in June 1975 and contains 33 pages.

The art is by Michael Swan, Randall Miller and Linda Gulak.

front cover of v.1 n.6, Randall Miller
  • Electra's Dominion, part two, fiction by Ann Marie Scheile (3)
  • God-Slayer, chapter one, fiction by Randy Miller (8)
  • Rameses IV, fiction by Carl Maxwell (16)
  • Fortunate Comunale, poem (17)
  • Mythical ? Monsters, article by Michael Swan (19)
  • Telemetry, opinions (24)
  • reviews by fans of pro science fiction books (25)
  • Asterachron, club news (28)