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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

Fanzine to share

Joe Major has sent us Alexiad

Table of Contents

Editorial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Reviewer’s Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Byzantine Poetry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Requiem for a Wren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Rogue One Comments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Superbowl LI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Under the Red Flag and The Moon Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Worldcon Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Book Reviews
JTM West, Cold War Counterfeit Spies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
JTM Chugg, The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great. . . . 7
JTM Conroy, Storm Front.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
TW Crumb, Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
JTM Lazaro/Gignac, Robert Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy. . . . 5
JTM Nuttall, The Fall of Night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
JTM Thomas, World War Take II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
JTM Tongue, One False Step. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
JTM Tucker, The Lion In the Living Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Con Reports
RSK Loscon 43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Random Jottings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Letters.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

 

Zines for your reading pleasure!

MonSFFA trades zines with various other editors and clubs. We have received the following fanzines recently.

Spartacus, a perzine by Guy Lillian:  most interesting articles on current US politics and the messy justice system.

Alexiad, perzine by Joe Major:  Long article on James Bond and Thunderball.

Art of Garthiness, perzine by Garth Spenser:  Garth’s continuing efforts to teach common sense. Also, funny graphic of Vancouver and fanzine reviews.

BCSFAzine,  clubzine edited by Felicity Walker: Notes on club meeting and upcoming events.

OSFS Statement: Clubzine: We receive paper copies from the Ottawa SF Society. They have a website, but they do not seem to upload their zines to the site. They carry a lot of astronomy news. If interested in seeing it, ask me at a meeting.

Broken Toys is a really good perzine by Taral Wayne. You can download it from http://efanzines.com/Taral/BrokenToys-48.pdf and you really should have a look at last year’s editions as they are nominated for an Aurora.

Zines — We have Zines!

  • Polar Borealis (Graeme Cameron)  DOWNLOAD
  • The Art of Garthiness ( Garth Spencer)  DOWNLOAD
  • Alexiad( (Joe Major)  DOWNLOAD
dragon reads ebook final merged
Wow, semi pro writing, and it’s FREE!

POLAR BOREALIS PREMIERES.   DOWNLOAD The first issue of R. Graeme Cameron’s semipro fiction magazine Polar Borealis has been posted. In an article on Amazing Stories website, Cameron explains

(Snipped from longer article in Amazing Stories website)

“Some of the contributors are beginners; several are pros. The latter lent their talent to my project to help get it off the ground, to lend credence to the zine. Pros like Robert J. Sawyer, Eileen Kernaghan, and Rhea Rose; award winners all. And Casey J. Wolf, who’s well known on the West Coast, and Karl Johanson, editor of Neo-opsis magazine. I’m very grateful for their help. Lifts the standards of Polar Borealis well above my usual fanzines. Should go a long way toward convincing potential readers PB actually IS a semi-pro mag well worth checking out.”

In Issue #1:

  • Art by Jean-Pierre Normand, Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk, and Taral Wayne.
  • Poems by Rissa Johnson, Eileen Kernaghan, and Rhea Rose.
  • Stories by Christel Bodenbender, R. Graeme Cameron, Steve Fahnestalk, Karl Johanson, Rissa Johnson, Kelly Ng, Craig Russell, Robert J. Sawyer, T.G. Shepherd, Casey June Wolf, and Flora Jo Zenthoefer.

The Art of Garthiness ( Garth Spencer)  DOWNLOAD

One grey temple of an awful rite,
Ring within ring of wizard stones circled about some central place,
Every circle an initiation,
Every initiation eternal loss …

Is this a vision of the Motor Vehicle Bureau, or of the Conservative Party caucus?     –Garth Spencer

Alexiad( (Joe Major)  DOWNLOAD

But fanzines seem to be fading away. Chris Garcia, that
effervescent exemplar of fannish energy, is now devoting more and
more time to his penguins — that is, his children, and we should all
shower him with pictures of Burgess Meredith, Danny DeVito, and
Robin Lord Taylor. And other faneds are fading away. Arnie Katz, for
example.
Instead, we have the blogosphere, where irrelevancy, derailing, and
venom seem to be the prevailing way. And so ends the trend begun by
Comet, so long ago and so near by.    — Joe

Fanzines

One way that MonSFFA keeps in touch with other fans is through fanzines. Most are readily available thanks to Jim Burns over at http://efanzines.com/ so there is no longer any point to maintaining our “trading post” page.  However, we do hear directly from some fan-eds and these I will start passing on to our membership through our website.

Recently, we heard from File 770 (Mike Glyer) and Alexiad ( Joe Major).

Guy Lillian wrote a review of WARP 93, with high praise for Keith’s cover, The Doctor and his Companion in Zine Dump 36.

Keith was also featured in File 770’s Pixel Scroll. http://file770.com/?p=26897

Keith did two great covers for last year. I think a fan artist award would look good on his shelf.  : -)

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