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The Comet was an American science fiction fanzine, the first of its kind.

The Comet (later known as "?" and Cosmology)
CategoriesScience fiction fanzine
First issueMay 1930
Final issue1933
CompanyScience Correspondence Club
CountryUnited States
Based inChicago, Illinois


It was first published in May 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

The fanzine's original editors were Raymond A. Palmer and Walter Dennis.[1] Its second issue, dated July 1930, was called "?", and was the first issue to refer directly to science fiction. The third issue, dated August 1930, took on its third title, Cosmology, a name it retained for the duration of its publication, which ended in 1933.


  1. ^ a b [clarification needed]Moskowitz, Sam; Sanders, Joe (1994). "The Origins of Science Fiction Fandom: A Reconstruction". Science Fiction Fandom. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. pp. 17–36.