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January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020

We've had fabulous contributions from all around the world to this archive. To shamelessly beg for more, we've put up a list of the zines we'd most like to scan here: http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/desired_fanzine_list_to_scan.html  . If you have any of these, we'd love to get them online. Thanks!

I've updated the core list of fanzines to scan that we have prioritized. The titles haven't changed much since November (if any), but there's progress on many of them. You'll find it at: http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/core_fanzine_list_to_scan.pdf 

We had erroneous information on the OMPAzine The Wall. Thanks to Rob Hansen, it's been corrected. Thanks Rob!

I've been having a little trouble with the new distributions of MT Void. Apologies on that. It's being resolved.

Added today:

--1 issue of Austra-Fantasy. This is issue 6, from September 1941. According to Pavlat-Evans, it's the last issue. Vol Molesworth, Donald Tuck, Bill Veney and more. Provided and scanned by Kim Huett. Thanks Kim!

--22 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. These are edited by by Rog Peyton and William McCabe. Today's ssues are from 2007 and 2008. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org.

--1 issue of Bill Watson's Diablerie. This is issue 5 from Nov 1944. There are articles by Walt Leibscher and Harry Warner Jr, satire, and poetry by several folks including Banks Mebane. After a full fannish career up north, Banks retired to Florida and became a stalwart of the South Florida Science Fiction Society.

--Replaced 21 issues of Inside  and Inside, 2nd series  with searchable PDFs. Scans and OCR by Mark Olson.

--1 issue of the N3F's Ionisphere, edited by John Thiel and sent by George Phillies. This is the February 2020 issue. Thanks George!

--8 issues of Janice Bogstad and Jeanne Gomoll's Janus. These are from the mid70s, full of lovely stuff. Provided and scanned by Janice and Jeanne. Thanks!

--2 issues of Richard Harter's Personal Notes. Both of these are from 1975. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--7 issues of BSFA's Vector. Well actually it's 6 issues and one supplement. We've added issue 48, 96-100 and the Feb 1977 review supplement. Vector is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scanning for 2 of these by Joe Siclari. Thanks to Allen Stroud, Alex Bardy and Polina Levontin and the BSFA for their scans.

January 25, 2020
We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 38, No. 27, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

January 24, 2020
There's a new FANAC update today. You can see the current update, and all the old ones at http://fanac.org/fanzines/FANAC-Updates/. Check it out to find out what we've been doing (even the parts that don't show).

--Filksong Manual part 2, Bruce Pelz, 1966. Includes wonderful pieces like "Young Man Mulligan" (identify the references!), and "Highlights from My Fair Femmefan" by Carl Brandon. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--12 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. These are edited by by Rog Peyton. Today's ssues are from 2006. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org.

--1 issue of Lee Hoffman Shaw and Larry Shaw's Excelsior, dated "April 1, and vicinity, 1957". Do you miss interlineations? "ashestoashesanddusttodustifthefissiondon'tgetyouthefailoutmust" . Cover by ATom, and interior art by LeeH. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--5 issues of Richard Harter's Personal Notes, a 1970s perzine from the Boston area. For more about Richard Harter, see http://fancyclopedia.org/Richard_Harter  . As always, if you have something to add to the Fancyclopedia article, please drop me a line.

--6 issues of Dick Wilson's newszine Science Fiction Newsletter  from June and July of 1938. Beautiful hecto zines, provided and scanned by David Ritter. Thanks David!

--14 issues of Irwin Hirsh and Andrew Brown's newszine Thyme, from 1981-1982. These are early issues including #1 and #2. The fanzines were provided and scanned by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks Irwin!

--4 issues of The Wall, a round-robin done for OMPA in the early 1960s. Represented are Bill Donaho, Ethel Lindsay, and Jim Groves. "Ron Bennett was a worried man. For perhaps the first time in his fannish career, he had problems other than being the sole member of Harrogate fandom." Scans by Joe Siclari.

January 21, 2020
Today's bounty from the past (27 pubs)-

More from FAPA 30B  -

--Blitherings #3, Chan Davis

--Chartreuse and Shocking Pink, Robert Lowndes

--Devil Take the Hindmost, A. Langley Searles

--STF Comment, Oliver Saari

--Twenty-First Century, Don Wollheim

--YHOS 12, Art Widner

--FAPA Index, Larry Shaw

Other

--11 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. These are edited by by Rog Peyton. Today's ssues are from 2005. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org.

--1 issue of two zines. The combined issue 8 of Walt Kessel's Cosmic Dust  and Fred Warth's Luna Pono  from October 1944. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Phil Bronson's Fantasite  from Februay 1944. Nice cover (Ronald Clyne) and a good set of contributors including Milt Rothman, Harry Warner, Bruce Yerke, Bob Tucker, and Bob Bloch. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Lynn Bridges' Inspiration  from Summer 1944. Distributed with FAPA 28. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Dale Speirs' Opuntia, dated Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday, 2020. It's issue #465. Thanks Dale.

--5 issues of Vector, the Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association. These are issues: 91-95. The issues from 91 through 94 are edited by Dave Wingrove, and issue 95 by Mike Dickinson. These are from from 1979. Vector is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks to Allen Stroud, Alex Bardy and Polina Levontin and the BSFA for their scans.

January 19, 2020
Today in Fanac.org, we've added:

We've started to add FAPA30B, the mailing from December 1944. More zines coming in the next few days, but here are 9 to start with. Scans for this mailing of FAPA from Joe Siclari.

--Agenbite of Inwit #7, Bob Lowndes

--En Garde #12, Al and Abby Lu Ashley

--Fandango #7A, F. T. Laney

--Fen 2, Jimmy Kepner

--Horizons 21, Harry Warner Jr

--Phanny V3#3, Don Thompson

--Phantagraph V12#4, Don Wollheim

--Sardonyx 13, L.R. Chauvenet

--Tale of the Evans 9, E. Everett Evans

Additionally, here are other zines added today.

--1 issue of Andy Anderson's Centauri, from 1944. Nice cover by Jack Miller. Fiction, articles, verse and humor. Familiar contributors such as Duane Rimel, Bob Tucker, Harry Warner Jr. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--11 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. These are edited by by Rog Peyton. Today's ssues are from 2004. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org.

--1 issue of Walt Kessel's Cosmic Dust. We've added issue 10 from 1947. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of F.T. Laney's Fan-Dango. We added issue 5, which was distributed in FAPA 28.

January 18, 2020
Today in Fanac.org, we've added:

--12 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. These are edited by by Rog Peyton, Steve Jones and William McCabe. Today's ssues are from 2003. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org.

--2 issues of Ethel Lindsay's Haverings. These are issues 1 (1960) and 12 (1962). Issue 1 says "To be published every time the pile on my desk grows too high..." Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Vince Clarke's Science Fantasy News  from 1951-52. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--2 issues of Lee Gold's Third Foundation. These are issues 89 and 92 from 1969-1970. Scans by Joe Siclari.

January 15, 2020
Today in Fanac.org, we've added:

--The first Filk publication. This was a 2 page song sheet by Jack Speer, produced for the 1940 Worldcon. It was provided and scanned by Filthy Pierre, aka Erwin Strauss. Thanks Filthy! You can find it here (and more to come): http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Filk/ 

--24 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. One is edited by Martin Tudor, and the remainder by Rog Peyton, Steve Jones and William McCabe. Today's ssues are from 2001-2002. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org.

--4 issues of Don Wilson's Dream Quest, ranging from issue 2 (1947) to issue 13 (1955). Fiction, articles and art. Scan by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. From George Philies, we have issue 304 in two parts. Tightbeam, is the clubzine of the NFFF. Thanks George!

Replacements: Replaced King Goddard's Technocrat, issue 1 with a searchable PDF. OCR done by Joe Siclari.

January 12, 2020
Today in Fanac.org, we've added:

--12 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. Some are edited by Martin Tudor, and the remainder by Yvonne Rowse. These are from 2000. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org. We've also added an image of the first membership card issued for the BSFG - to Pete Weston. Thanks to Rob Hansen for providing and scanning the card. Cool stuff.

--3 issues of J. Michael Rosenblum's Futurian War Digest. These are 1944 issues, so you'll have them for your Retro Hugo consideration. We've also uploaed the fanzines that were bundled with them. We've added V4, #5 and #5, and V5, #2. The volume numbers in the zines themselves are different, but I've gone by Pavlat Evans. These are core fanzines for us to scan. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Leland Sapiro's Riverside Quarterly. This is a core fanzine for us to scan. Provided by Tom Whitmore, and scanned by Joe Siclari. Thanks Tom!

--13 (12?) issues of Dick Wilson's Science Fiction Newsletter  from 1939. We have isses 67-78. The reason for the 12 and 13 confusion is that we have a V3,23a AND A V3,23b by two different guest editors (Lowndes and Speer). All the news of early 1939. These were provided and scanned by David Ritter. Thanks David!

--1 issue of Art Rapp's Spacewarp. This is issue 6 from September 1947. This is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--1 issue of Time Warp, edited by Art Rapp and George Young. This is issue 1 from 1948. Fiction, poetry and a tongue in cheek manifesto. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

January 10, 2020
I misattributed the editorship of The Third Foundation  the other day. It should properly be attributed to Lee Gold aka Lee Klingstein. Sorry about that, and thanks to Lee for the correction.

Today in Fanac.org, we've added:

--2 issues of Austra-Fantasy, edited by Warwick Hockley and Keith Taylor, from 1941. These are issues 4 and 5, and come to us courtesy of Kim Huett, who provided and scanned them. If you want to check your 1941 trivia chops, there's a quiz on page 28 of issue 5. Warning: includes questions on fan fiction. Thanks Kim!

--24 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. Some are edited by Martin Tudor, and the remainder by Yvonne Rowse. These are from 1998-1999. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org. We've also added an image of the first membership card issued for the BSFG - to Pete Weston. Thanks to Rob Hansen for providing and scanning the card. Cool stuff.

--5 more issues of the newszine Ember, edited by Don Brazier, from the mid 1940s. Scans by Joe Siclari.

--8 issues of Les Spinge, some issues edited by Ken Cheslin and others by Dave Hale. Issue 13 was stapled in two parts (and ran 100 pages). Contributors include George Locke, Mike Moorcock, John Berry, Archie Mercer, Terry Jeeves, ATom, and others. Les Spinge is a core fanzine for us to scan. Scanning by Mark Olson.

--3 issues of Light, edited by Leslie A. Croutch. These are issues 112-114 from 1942, and were provided and scanned by Bob Hurter. Thanks Bob! We really appreciate the trove of Canadian fanzines you've sent us.

--9 issues of PFJ, mostly edited by Michael Carroll. These are from the early 1990s, and say "Ireland's only Phunny Fantasy Journal". They were provided by Philippa Ryder and scanned at Dublin 2019. Thanks Philippa!

--1 issue of The Rocket, edited by Dan McPhail. We have the 1 page issue #1 from December 1937. Provided and scanned by Alistair Durie. Thanks Alistair! This fanzine changed names to "Phantasy Press" after 3 issues according to Pavlat-Evans.

--2 issues of Stf Hash, edited by Harry Jenkins. This is the complete run of 2 issues from 1941-1942. They were provided and scanned by Bob Hurter. Thanks Bob!

January 8, 2020
Today in Fanac.org, we've added:

--12 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. Edited by Martin Tudor, these are from 1997. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org.

--1 issue of Innuendo, edited by Terry Carr. We've added issue 11, completing the run. This is a core zine for us to scan. Scanning by Joe Siclari.

--3 issues of The Planeteer  from 1935-1936, edited by Jim Blish. Provided and scanned by Alistair Durie. Thanks Alistair! It's exciting to get scans of fanzines that are this old.

--10 issues of Vector, the Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association. These are issues: 81-90. The issues from 81 through 83 are edited by Christopher Fowler and the rest of this batch are edited by Dave Wingrove. These are from from the early to mid 1970s. Vector is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks to Allen Stroud, Alex Bardy and Polina Levontin and the BSFA for their scans.

January 1, 2020
We're back to work after holiday travels. To all those who wrote with offers of fanzine scans, thank you very much. I'm working through the emails and the Dropbox treasures. Soon now (which is before RSN).

Today in Fanac.org, we've added 40 publications:

--12 more issues of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group Newsletter. Edited by Martin Tudor, these are from 1996. Thanks to Carol Goodwin for scanning them, and to John Bray for providing them to Fanac.org.

--5 issues of Rob Jackson's Maya. We have issues 9-11, 14-15. These were kindly provided by Rob and scanned at Dublin. Also in situ is the 1976 FAAN Awards Ballot. This completes the run of Maya. There's lots of choice reading material here. Thanks Rob!

--We have added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 38, No. 25, that was sent to us by Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Thank you both

--Dale Speirs sent us PDFs of issues #463 (6.4 MB) and #464 (4.6 MB) of his perzine Opuntia. Thanks Dale.

--From George Philies, we have issue 303 of Tightbeam, edited by George Phillies and Jon Swartz. Tightbeam, is the clubzine of the NFFF. Thanks George!

--George Phillies sent us a PDFs of December 2019's issue of The National Fantasy Fan Federation's The National Fantasy Fan. Thanks George.

--18 issues of Vector, the Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association. These are issues: 61, 64-80. The issues from 61 through 68 are edited by Malcolm Edwards, and the rest in this batch are edited by Christopher Fowler. These are from from the early to mid 1970s. Vector is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks to Allen Stroud, Alex Bardy and Polina Levontin and the BSFA for their scans.


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