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July 24, 2021
Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--1940s One Shots. Added a Dixie Press Flyer (1942) from Harry Jenkins Jr.
--1950s One Shots. Added Lee Hoffman's FAPAzine, "Sackcloth and Ashes" from Nov 55.
--1970s One Shots. Added 2 SAPSzines, bound together. Added Joe Siclari's "JoeD 1" (Jul 73), and Rich Small's "Yellow Banana". Yellow Banana is on the last page of the PDF.
--En Garde!, Al and Abby Lu Ashley. Added issue #1 of this FAPAzine from March, 1942. Scan provided by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!
--Etherline, Ian Crozier. Added 11 issues of this Australian newszine. Added #7 and 14 (1953); 32 and 38 (54); 44, 50, and 58 (55); 71, 77-79 (56). Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--First Fandom Publications. Added 9 issues of Scientifiction with various editors. Mark Schulzinger: Scientifiction Sum 98; Paul McCall: Fall 98-Spring 2000; Jim Harmon: Sum 2000. Thanks to John Coker III for providing the zines for us to scan.
--MT Void, Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 40, No. 4. Thanks, Mark! Thanks, Evelyn!
--Science Fiction News, Graham Stone. Added 11 issues of Graham Stone's Australian Newsletter: #50 (76), #52 (Dec 77), #94-102 (Jan 86-Mar 87). Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--The SpeleoBem, Bruce Pelz. Added 6 issues of Bruce's SAPSzine, mostly from the 60s. This is a new-to-us title.
--Space Times, Eric Bentcliffe. Added #18 (Dec 53). This is a 66 page Christmas issue. Scan provided by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!

July 22, 2021
Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Fafhrd, Ed Cox and Ron Ellik. Added 2 issues of this new-to-us title, both from 1955. Contributors include Redd Boggs, John Trimble and of course Ed Cox and Ron Ellik.
--First Draft, Dave Van Arnam. Added 3+ issues: 186-188 (Sep-Oct 67). The + in 3+ is a one page zine anouncing the birth of his daughter, Wendy. Scans by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--First Fandom Publications. Added 8 issues. Mark Schulzinger: Summer-Fall 96, Spring-Summer 97, Winter 97; Jim Harmon: Summer-Winter 2002. Thanks to John Coker III for sending the scans. Thanks, John!
--JDM Bibliophile, Len and June Moffatt. Added 3 issues of this related zine devoted to John D. MacDonald. Added #3-4 (Aug-Nov 66), coedited by Ed Cox, and #7 (Aug 67). In issues 3 and 4, June is credited as June Konigsberg.
--Metaphysical Review, Bruce Gillespie. Added 4 issues of the first series. #1, 4, 6, and 8 from 1969-72. Scans by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--Science Fiction Savant, Raymond Washington. Added the Summer 46 issue of this perzine done for FAPA.
--Science Fiction News, Graham Stone. Added 7 issues of this Australian newszine. Added #40-43 (Apr-Jul 72), and #46-48 (76). Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--TNFF, George Phillies and Jon Swartz. Added 7 full issues, and one election issue. Added: Ray Higgs - V10#2-4 (Apr-Aug 51); Ralph Holland - V20#4 (Aug 51); Albert Lewis - V21#5A (Oct 62), V21#6 (Dec 62). 5A is the election special issue. And also added the June and July 2021 issues. There had also been some errors in the order that issues were listed. I think I have them fixed now but if anyone spots an out of order zine, please let me know. Thanks for the two current ones, George!
--Trumpet, Tom Reamy. Added #4 (Apr 66). Contributors include Tom Perry, George Barr, Jerry Pournelle, Alex Eisenstein, and andy offutt.

July 17, 2021
Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Alembic. Added the full 5 issue run of this new-to-us UK title from Norman Ashfield in the late 40s. Thanks to Rob Hansen for providing a scan of the supplement to complete the run. Thanks, Rob!
--Bangsund Miscellaneous Publications, John Bangsund. Added 4: Anzapa Book 1 and 2 (1977), Parerga 1 (Oct 70), and From the Dead Centre 2 (Apr 72). Remember that this index page is organized by date rather than title. All scans by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--Deviant, Carol McKinney. Added 3 issues of this new-to-us title from 1954. Contributors include Terry Carr, Charles Lee Riddle, and Robert Bloch. Scans by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--DUFF materials. Added 3 more DUFF items - DUFFinite Article 1-3 (1995-96) edited by Alan Stewart, Dick and Leah Smith, and Pat and Roger Sims. Scans by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--Fantasy Commentator, A. Langley Searles. Added the first 3 issues of volume 2: #13-15 (Win 46-Sum 47). Contributors in these three issues include Sam Moskowitz, Dr. David Keller, and Henry Kuttner. Fantasy Commentator is a core fanzine for us to scan. Many thanks to David Ritter for scanning these issues. Thanks, David!
--Intermission, Ahrvid Engholm. Added the July 2021 issue, #110. Thanks, Ahrvid!
--G2, Joe and Robbie Gibson. Added 5 issues of this early 60s zine, and also a credit to Robbie Gibson which had been inadvertently omitted.
--Mentor, Ron Clarke. Added 2 issues: #68-69 (Aug 90-Jan 91). Contributors include Buck Coulson, Mae Strelkov, Alan Stewart, Susan Clarke, and Peggy Ranson. Scans by Alan Stewart. Thanks, Alan!
--Science Fiction News (Australia), Graham Stone. Added 13 issues of this newszine of the Australian Science Fiction Society. Added #25-29 (Jan-May 71), and #31-38 (Jul 71-Feb 72). Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--Sun Spots, Gerry de la Ree. Added 2 issues: V6#2-3 (Feb-Apr 42). Scans by Mark Olson. Thanks, Mark!

July 14, 2021
Fanzines Added:
--CyberCozen, Leybl Botwinik. Added the July 2021 issue. Thanks, Leybl!
--Etherline, Ian Crozier. Added 3 issues of this Australian newzine: #2-3(Mar 53) and #6 (Jun 53). Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--Fantasy Commentator, A. Langley Searles. Added a whopping 8 issues: #1 (Dec 43), 3-6 (Sep 44-Spr 45), 8-10 (Fall 45-Spr 46). Contributors include A. Merritt, H.C. Koenig, Sam Moskowitz, Thomas Gardner, Harry Warner Jr, and others. Fantasy Commentator is a core fanzine for us to scan. Big thanks to David Ritter for providing these excellent scans. Thanks, David!
--Matrix, BSFA. Added 3 issues - John and Eve Harvey: #27 (Dec 79) and #31 (Aug 80); Graham James: #32 (Oct 80). Conributors include Bob Shaw, Simon OUnsley, and Joseph Nicholas. Scans by Rob Jackson. Thanks, Rob!
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added issue #1 of the latest volume. This is a little out of order, as I somehow missed it. It's MT Void Vol. 40, No 1. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--Philosophical Gas, John Bangsund. Added 11 issues: #3-4.5 (Dec 70-Apr 71), 6 (Aug 71), 8 (Oct 71), 10 (Apr 72), 69 (Jun 86), 73-74 (Dec 87-Apr 88), 81 (Feb 91) and 92 (Spr 96). All scans by Irwin Hirsh. Thanks, Irwin!
--Science Fiction News, Graham Stone. Added 14 issues of this newszine of the Australian Science Fiction Society, in what appears to be a second series (beginning in 1969). Added #11-24 (Nov 69-Dec 60). Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--Tightbeam, George Phillies and Jon Swartz. Added #321-322, the June and July 2021 issues. PDFs provided by George Phillies. Thanks, George!
--Voice of the ImagiNation, Forrest J Ackerman and Morojo. Added #31 (Apr 44), completing the run! This issue comes to us by way of Australia, with scan provided by Kim Huett. VOM is a core fanzine for us to scan. Thanks, Kim!

Corrections and Clarifications: Thanks to Leah Zeldes Smith for pointing out that a number of issues of Fantasy News  were edited by Frances Alberti. She is now credited on the index page as the editor. Leah also pointed out that we missed the switch from Taurasi to Sykora. Fixed now. Thanks, Leah!

PDF Replacements: All OCR and PDFing by Joe Siclari unless otherwise noted.
--Science Fiction News, Graham Stone. Replaced 14 issues with searchable PDFs. #11-24 (Jul 55-Aug 59).

July 11, 2021
Sorry for the break in the action - we had some unexpected (and very unwelcome) family medical issues, including a 4 day hospitalization. Hooray for antibiotics!

Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Alexiad, Joseph and Lisa Major. Added 12 issues from 2018 to present- #100-102, 104-111, and 117. Thanks to the Majors for the files and for their permission.
--Bleen, Dean Grennell. Added 2 issues - #1 (1954) and the August 1978 issue.
--Brillig, Lars Bourne. Added #13 (1958).
--Detroit Stfan, Edith Furcsik and Agnes Harook. Added 6 issues of this new-to-us clubzine from 1950. There's poetry, puzzles, a Burroughs obituary, and the tantalizing announcement that the program at the Oct 20, 1950 meeting will be a play entitled "The Perfect Story" written by Wally Weber and adapted by Roger Sims.
--DNQ, Taral Wayne, Victoria Vayne. Added 5 issues - #30 (May 80), #31 (Aug 80), 2 #32 (Oct 81-Nov 80 ???), and #33-34 (Dec 84-Oct 83). The numbering on the zines is a little confused, or if it is not, then I am confused. There appear to be two issues marked as #32 over the course of a year, and #34 was published before #33. The second #32 is coedited by Saara Mar. Scans provided by Sparky. Thanks, Sparky!
--Fantasy Commentator, A. Langley Searles. Added #37. Fantasy Commentator is a core fanzine for us to scan.
--MT Void, Mark and Evelyn Leeper. Added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 40, No. 2. Thanks, Mark! Thanks, Evelyn!
--Noumenon, Brian Thurogood. Added issues #44-47 (Dec 81 - May 82). Scans by Perry Middlemiss. Thanks, Perry!
--Opuntia, Dale Speirs. Added Dale's latest issue - #504. Thanks, Dale!
--Peon, Charles Lee Riddle. Added #22 (May 52). Contributors to this issue include Jerry Bixby, James Blish, Dave Mason, George Wetzel, Len Moffatt, Terry Carr and E. Hoffman Price. Peon is a core fanzine for us to scan.
--Space Times, Eric Bentcliffe. Added 3 issues - #14-15 (Aug-Sep 53), and #17 (Nov 53). Issue 14 was coedited by Eric Jones. Contributors include Walt Willis, with the text of the Coronvention radio play, Sandy Sanderson, G.M. Carr, and Ken Slater. Scans provided by Rob Hansen. Thanks, Rob!
--ST-Phile, Juanita Coulson and Kay Anderson. Added the complete 2 issue run of this Star Trek zine from 1968. Issue 1 comes by way of a 1976 reprint. Contributors include Ruth Berman, Bob Vardeman, John and Bjo Trimble, John D. Berry, Devra Langsam, Shirley Meech and Jean Lorrah.

Corrections and Clarifications:
--Thanks to Bill Burns and to Mark Richards who both pointed out a problem with the Heicon photos  recently added. Fixed now. Thanks, Bill! Thanks, Mark!
--Thanks to Leah Zeldes Smith for pointing out inaccuracies in the dates on Fandbook. Fixed now. Leah also pointed out a broken button on the Midwestcon 4  photo page. Fixed now.

June 30, 2021
Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--Cinder, Jim Ashe. Added #6 (Apr 68).
--CyberCozen, Leybl Botwinik. Added the June 2021 issue. Thanks, Leybl!
--Eclipse, Richard Kuhn, Lynn Bridges, and Paul Portteus. Added the complete 5 issue run of this 1941-42 fanzine out of Detroit. Contributors include E. Everett Evans, Harry Jenkins, Joe Gilbert, Joe Fortier, Bob Tucker and others.
--FAPA One Shots. Added Bill Evans 1954 reprint of a story published in 1935, and with different sections written by different authors - Stanley G. Weinbaum, Donald Wandrei, Edward E. Smith, Harl Vincent and Murray Leinster. This index is chronological, so look down towards the end to find it.
--Grue, Dean Grennell. Added #31 (Aug 63). The curious reader will note that we already had an issue 31, provided by Rob Hansen and dated 1969. Now we have two, published 6 years apart. The earlier zine is complete with interlineations like "And -then there was the cannibal mother who fed her baby strained relations..."
--Haverings, Ethel Lindsay. Added #2 (Oct 60).
--Kyben, Jeff Smith. Added 6 issues of this new to us title from mid70s. Thanks to Jeff Smith for allowing us to put it online.
--Mentor, Ron Clarke. Added 2 issues - #61 (Mar 87) and #73 (Jan 92). Scans by Alan Stewart. Thanks, Alan!
--Odd, Raymond D. Fisher. Added #18 (Spr 68). Contributors include Jack Gaughan, Bill Bowers, Arnie Katz, Phoebe Gaughan, Terry Jeeves, Ray Nelson, Bjo Trimble and others. It's big - 123 pages and there's lots and lots of art in here.
--Serenade, Richard Bergeron. Added issues 1-5 of this 1960s APAzine.
--Winnie. Added #3 (Mar 68) edited by Felice Rolfe. Most of the later issues were edited by Jerry Jacks or Mike Ward. The cartoon says "I only asked you to do one issue of WINNIE..."
--Zine Dump, Guy Lillian III. Added 5 issues of this zine about zines: issues #24-28 (Nov 2009 - Aug 2011). Thanks, Guy!

June 27, 2021
Fanzines Added: Unless otherwise noted, all scans are by Joe Siclari.
--1940s One Shots, added Larry Shaw's "Destiny's Child" from 1945. Includes an article by Damon Knight on A.E. Van Vogt.
--Algol, Andrew Porter. Added 3 issues: #16-18 (Dec 70 - May 72). Articles and columns by Doc Lowndes, Bob Bloch, Dick Lupoff, Greg Benford, John Bangsund, Alfred Bester, Thomas Burnett Swann, Ted White, Bob Silverberg, Dick Wilson. The list goes on. Artists include Vaughn Bode, Ross Chamberlain, Mike Hinge, Tim Kirk, Bill Rotsler, Jeff Jones, Steve Stiles, Joe Staton. The list goes on. Algol is a core fanzine for us to scan.
--Artzines. Added the 1966 Hobbit Coloring Book from Charlie and Marsha Brown. Artists in the book include Tim Kirk, Steve Stiles, Bjo Trimble, Mike Gilbert Eddie Jones, George Barr and Don Simpson. This index page has art focused zines from folks like Ian Gunn, Bill Rotsler, Vaughn Bode and Jack Gaughan.
--Fantasy Commentator, A. Langley Searles. Added 2 issues: #19 (Jul 48) and #22 (Spr 49). There are installments of Sam Moskowitz's "The Immortal Storm" and articles by David Keller, Darrell Richardson, George Wetzel, Francis T. Laney, and others. Fantasy Commentator is a core fanzine for us to scan.
--Leer, Charles Lee Riddle. Added 3 issues of this new-to-us title from Honolulu in the early 50s. Some of the issues are one sided, and we've included the back of the pages so you can get the original experience (sort of). These were run through FAPA.
--Miscellaneous Fanzines. This is a newly created index page for fanzines where we have one scan, and don't expect to get scans of additional issues. If we do at some point get scans of additional issues, then we'll give them their own index page and pull the issues out of this one. We start with 4 zines, including Jack Chalker's "Oh Yeah" an informal history of Discon II.
--Miscellaneous Related Fanzines. This is a newly created index page for fanzines that are not really genre zines but are related, and for which we don't have much of a run. We start it with one zine, the John Dickson Carr Bibliophile by Rick Sneary.
--MT Void, Evelyn and Mark Leeper. Added the latest issue of the Mt. Holz Science Fiction Society's newsletter The MT Void, MT Void Vol. 39, No. 52. Thanks, Evelyn! Thanks, Mark!
--Southern Star, Joseph Gilbert and Art Sehnert. Added 2 issues of this early 40s zine: issues #3-4. Contributors include Milt Rothman, Bob Tucker, Harry Jenkins and others
--Spaceship, Robert Silverberg. Added #21 (Apr 53). Articles by Redd Boggs, Norman Browne, and Dave Mason, along with fiction, columns and artwork. This is the 4th anniversary issue.
--Starlight, Tom Wright, Joe Fortier, and James Bush. Added #1 of this new-to-us title. Contributors include Roy Hunt, Emil Petaja, Phil Bronson, J. Michael Rosenblum, Harry Warner Jr., C.S. Youd and Damon Knight. The title of Rosenblum's article is "After One Year of War" and chronicles the impact of the war on British fandom.


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