Category Archives: Fanzines

Trade Zines: Purrsonal Mewsings

Edited by R-Laurraine Tutihasi, Purrsonal Mewsings, formerly Feline Journal and Feline Mewsings is a personal/genzine published every 6 weeks.

In this issue, some fabulous pictures taken by Mike of various wildlife, such as a bobcat drinking from a birdbath. Also, it seems Mike is an amateur astronomer. There is a fabulous photo of the Needle Galaxy. Arizona is one of the best places to live if you’re into astronomy!

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Table of Contents
Editorial / Introduction—p. 2
Local Outings—p. 2
Kritter Korner—p. 2
Astronomy—p. 4
Reviews—p. 5
StippleAPA—p. 5
Letters—p. 7
Closing Remarks—p. 13

Zines! Loads of Zines have arrived!

Download and save for your morning commute, you know, like when your bus is surrounded by orange cones and about to surrender to the traffic ghods…

Edited Fornax

Old Frontier Unnumbered Issue

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MT VOID 1961

MT VOID 1962

MT VOID 1963

MT VOID 1964

Revenge of Hump Day 2017-05-10

Revenge of Hump Day 2017-05-17

Revenge of Hump Day 2017-05-24

Revenge of Hump Day 2017-05-24 V391

 

 

 

Corflu in Toronto next year

Corflu 35 will be held in downtown Toronto, Canada, hosted by Catherine Crockett and Colin Hinz.

Date and hotel to be announced, but early May 2018 is the tentative date.

More details soon.

Memberships:
Attending: $100 (CDN) $75 (US), £60 (UK)
These rates apply until 31 May 2017 and may change after that.
Supporting: $25 (CDN) $20 (US), £15 (UK)
These rates are good until the convention.

Attending membership is inclusive of the Sunday brunch banquet.

What is Corflu?
http://www.corflu.org/about.html

Corflu is a small, annual convention of science fiction fanzine fans. Other conventions with a strong fanzine aspect are held across the US, Australia, and the UK, but Corflu is now the only one which keeps fanzines as its primary focus. Corflu typically moves its venue from year to year. The name “Corflu” is derived from CORrection FLUid, a substance that allowed typing errors in mimeograph stencils to be corrected, which was in much demand during the low-tech, pre-computer days of fanzine publishing.

More Zines to Share!

We have received more ‘zines to share.

CyberCozen is edited by Leybl Botwinik with whom MonSFFA has a cyber connection–we’ve been trading content as well as zines. CyberCozin has been around since 1989!

In this issue: 

  • Celebrating 40 years of Voyager
  •  Follow-up: Marvel Movies and TV Shows – What to Watch (and what NOT to)
  •  Some interesting items picked up from the Web (PCMag, CNET, and elsewhere)
  •  About the ‘best’ Alien invasion films
  •  The Holocaust and SF – Part II
  • Sheer Science section by Dr. Doron Calo: AI Pros and Cons

Vibrator 39 is edited by Graham Charnock. Annoyingly, no ToC, but he writes:

Paedopholia, Murder, Taxi Driving – read all about it in the Sensational latest issue of Vibrator!!! 

The Murder story is non-fiction, rather scary because it is non-fiction, and reminds me of an episode of Murdoch. Very intelligent students who murder because they can.

An interesting LoC from Greg Benford who explains how he solved the “too many books” problem:

But I solved this while still acquiring many 100s books/year: buy a condo, then two, then a storage facility. So have homes in Irvine, Laguna Beach, & Mammoth in high Sierra. Full of books, but can still walk around in them. Or go to the storage place, the size of a garage.

 


FAAN Awards and 4 more Zines!

TZD  40  Edited by Guy Lillian III The Zine Dump wants to see every science fiction or fandom-oriented zine published in English. Approximate range for this issue, 3-1/4-30-17. Lots and lots of zine reviews, a great place to start if you are new to the zine scene.

Alexiad April 2017 Edited by Joseph T Major

  • Editorial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
  • Reviewer’s Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
  • Eclipse News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
  • Hugo Award Nominations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
  • Nebula Award Nominations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
  • An Old Captivity.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
  • Worldcon News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
  • Book Reviews
    JTM van den Boom, Kaiserkrieger: Der Verrat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    JTM Corby, The Singer from Memphis.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
    JTM Dugan, French Betrayal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
    JTM Fraser, The Complete McAuslan.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
    JTM Molitor, Confessions of a Time Traveler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    JTM Molitor, Memoirs of a Time Traveler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
    JTM Neeson, The Battle for England. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    JTM Offutt, My Father, the Pornographe.r. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
    JTM Schaefer, All the Way With JFK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
    JTM Simpson, A Brief Guide to Oz.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
  • Con Reports ConGlomeration 2017.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
  • Random Jottings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
  • Letters.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Tightbeam 277 , edited by Bob Jennings, has lots of reviews of books, cinema, television, zines. TIGHTBEAM is produced on a bi-monthly basis by the N3F –The National Fantasy Fan Federation, a world-wide club for fans of science fiction/fantasy and related subjects.

Revenge of Hump Day 2017-04-12 Edited by Tim Bolgeo, Lots of Sci and tech news in this issue.

2017 FAAn Awards

The winners of the 2017 FAAn Awards were announced April 30 at Corflu 34 in Los Angeles.

Corflu 35 (2018) will he held in Toronto, Canada, hosted by Catherine Crockett and Colin Hinz in early May 2018. Hotel and specific date to be announced.

FAN ARTIST        Steve Stiles

FANZINE COVER           BEAM 10 by Harry Bell

GENZINE           Banana Wings

LETTERHACK         Paul Skelton

PERZINE            The White Notebooks

SPECIAL ISSUE             THEN

FAN WRITER             Andy Hooper

FAN WEBSITE         eFanzines.com

More fanzines to share!

The fanzines are pouring in!

  • Interesting Times
  • Three Issues of Mt Void: 19541, 19551, 19561
  • Vibrator 38

INTERESTING TIMES 6
Garth Spencer asks: What is the difference between primary resource companies and kindergarten pupils?  Answer: Kindergarten children clean up after themselves. To which I have to respond: Only when threatened with missing recess…so really not all that different;  just a different threat required, such as one that bites them in the pocket.

Contents
Strange Fictions’ New Zine ………………………………… 1
Not for Print #2 ………………………………………………… 2
Missing Persons ……………………………………………….. 2
Letters…………………………………………………………….. 3
It Approaches (BC election) …………………………………. 4
Blast from the Past ……………………………………………. 4
How to Skin a Beaver (T. Wayne) …………………………. 6
Classifieds ……………………………………………………….. 7
Book Review (Fragment, by Craig Russel) ………………. 7
Calendar …………………………………………………………. 7
Freedom of the Press ……………………………………….. 10

IONISPHERE 4 Official Publication of the National Fantasy Fan Federation. Highlights:  Author interviews, including Robert Sawyer, and a valuable list of links to interesting sites on the Internet.

 MT VOID 19541

  • Old Bridge (NJ) Comic Con
  • A Word of Advice (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
    Selecting Words and Counting Ideas (comments by Mark R.  Leeper)
  • KONG: SKULL ISLAND (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • TICKLING GIANTS (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • Malaya and Talented Minority Syndrome (letter of comment
    by Philip Chee)
  • Superman vs. the KKK (letter of comment by Tim Bateman)
  • Greg Benford, Reading, HIDDEN FIGURES, ANDROMEDA NEBULA, and MEDUSA’S WEB (letter of comment by John Hertz)
  • This Week’s Reading (THE LIFE AND GROWTH OF LANGUAGE) (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
  • Quote of the Week

     MT VOID 19551   
  • What Is CRISPR, and Why Is It Scaring Some People? (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
  • DIG TWO GRAVES (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • Selecting Words (letters of comment by Lee Beaumont & Philip   Chee)
  • THE LIFE AND GROWTH OF LANGUAGE and Chinese (letters of comment by Philip Chee, Steve Coltrin, and Radovan Garabik)
  • This Week’s Reading (THE MAN FROM MARS) (book comments
    by Evelyn C. Leeper)
  • Quote of the Week

     MT VOID 19561

  • Tomorrow (comments by Mark R. Leeper)
  • Science Fiction (and Other) Discussion Groups, Films, Lectures,
    etc. (NJ)
  • Video of Mars (comments by Greg Frederick)
  • BETHANY (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • BOKEH (film review by Mark R. Leeper)
  • INTO THE FIRE: SAMANTHA KANE #1, by Patrick Hester
    (book review by Joe Karpierz)
  • THE MAN FROM MARS (letters of comment by Allan Maurer
    and Tim Bateman)
  • Selecting Words (letters of comment by Peter Trei and David Goldfarb)
  • This Week’s Reading (DOWN HERE IN THE DREAM QUARTER)
    (book comments by Evelyn C. Leeper)
  • Quote of the Week

VIBRATOR 38  :  Ooo La La it’s your latest fix of fandom’s most regular fanzine, Vibrator 38 Torn from the massive mountain of personal experience and chiselled down to a few shards which tantalizingly hint at its final meeting. Like Arrival it is a fanzine to be deciphered and savoured and then forgotten. Discard it on the junk pile of history but first of all be sure to write a loc. It may be your last chance for fannish immortality. This issue is dedicated to Cas Skeleton’s westie called Bestie, because he is seriously ill and desevres to get better. Open this file now and prepare to be amazed. Well, amused.     — Graham Charnock

 

 

 

Fanzines: CyberCozen and Eldritch Science

From Leybl Botwinik,  the latest issue of CyberCozen Israel’s longest running SF fanzine (we’ve been around since 1989)

 

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This month’s roundup:
A word first – Last month, March, we put up a lot of material gathered during the month of February (which is the shortest in the year). However, there were still a lot more interesting articles and links that we had accumulated and wanted to publish – but we didn’t have space for them (actually, we could have, since there is no real limit to the size of this PDF – we just wanted to keep it within the manageable bounds of our regular 5-9 pages / month). So this month, in addition to some new stuff, we’ll be publishing some of last month’s leftovers – call it ‘pot luck’… – and quite possibly pushing off stuff to next month as well.

  • Good news and a hearty Mazl-Tov to our regular contributor Dr. Doron Calo on the birth of his baby daughter – wishing him, her, and the happy mother (and other sister) lots of good health … and so he’s on vacation and his regular column will restart, hopefully, next  month.
  • “False News” is the new “in” thing… How about some of the future: Star Trek – False Facts
  • Several follow-ups on AI and morality issues
  • Some interesting R&D news picked up from PCMag and CNET
  • Putting some order to all the recent Marvel movies and TV series – past, present, and future
  • The Holocaust and SF – Part I
After a brief 25-year hiatus, Eldritch Science resumes publication.

Eldritch Science will now be published on occasion as the fiction zine of the National Fantasy Fan Federation, the world’s oldest non-local science fiction club. To emphasize our continuity with the past, we are reprinting a story last published in one of our 1989 issues, namely Adara’s Tale by George Phillies, with the original artwork as prepared a quarter-century ago by Ree Young.
In This Issue
Cover…Adara’s Tale…Ree Young
Editorial, In This Issue… Page Two
The Human Condition…Michael Simon… Page Three
Tales of Weird Science…Andrew Darlington … Page Eleven
Natural Selection …Michael Simon… Page Eleven
Moonhenge … Robert N Stephenson …Page Nineteen
Desperate Times … Michael Simon … Page Twenty-seven
The Unspeakable Prometheus …Jefferson Swycaffer … Page Thirty-four
Adara’s Tale … George Phillies … Page Forty-five
Art
Ree Young…Cover; Pages Forty-seven, Fifty-five, Sixty-eight
Electronic Subscriptions to Eldritch Science are included with all memberships in The

Part One  EldritchScience201704A2

Part Two EldritchScience201704A1

 

Fanzine to share!

From the National Fantasy Fan Federation which claims to be “The oldest international Science Fiction and Fantasy fan club on planet Earth.”  Could be–the club started in April of 1941!

Click to Download TNFF201703

Directorate—Treasurer—Kaymar Award
Eldritch Science—Your Project
Membership Report—Birthday Bureau
Fan-Pro Coordinating Committee—Franking Bureau
Games Bureau—Membership Recruitment
Round Robins—Writers Exchange Bureau
Welcommittee
Letters of Comment
Neglected Genre Authors: D. K. Broster
N3F Founding Members: Jack Gillespie
Give and Take
February SF Novels
Short Story Contest