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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

 

 

 

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

Remote Sensors

Way back, the first issues of WARP had a column facetiously named “Trumours” . As the name suggests, the column was a collection of news and rumours collected from magazines and the fannish grapevine. By WARP 11, the name had changed to “Sensors”, a name which fit nicely with WARP, a term from Star Trek.

As WARP started publishing less frequently, from monthly to every second month, to quarterly, the column became redundant. By the time the issue appeared, everyone had already heard the news. Indeed, we often were well ahead of the curve, especially when the Internet came along.

Now that I edit a (more or less) daily blog, as well as WARP, Sensors could be more relevant. As it happens, all our members are on the computer, but few have the time to browse through all the fanzines sent to MonSFFA.  I think it is time to revive “Sensors”.

“Remote Sensors” would collect the little bits and bobs that float around fandom.  It would be easier for me, sometimes I post more than one blog a day, and really not everything merits so much attention. Easier for the reader as well! Essentially, “Remote Sensors” would be mostly the headlines with links to the originating sites so that readers could follow up on those items they find interesting.

Remote Sensors will likely begin tomorrow, assuming I get over this stupid cold that will not go away! (And now you know why the blog has been sort of quiet lately. Not to mention that news lately has been depressing, too many obituaries. )

Cathy

PS: it’s also a bit of a rip-off of File 770’s Pixel Scroll.

Art of Garthiness #8

I get the impression a lot of fan-eds have resolved to get their zines pubbed on schedule this year. There has been a deluge of new issues! (Also a reminder that I have WARP to pub–deadline for submissions Jan 30.)

Garth is a long-time MonSFFriend. Always interesting stuff to be found in his perzine, Art of Garthiness.

In this issue, starting page 11, he writes about copyright law, about which MonSFFen have had spirited discussions.  And it is especially pertinent now because of the Axanar case. Recently Melinda Snodgrass wrote on fb that if CBS shuts down Axanar, then it must shut down ALL fan productions. “Am I disappointed? Of course. Having met Walter I would love to have written for him, but it’s not to be. Look, I don’t blame the network or the studio. Bottom line the intellectual property that is Star Trek belongs to them. They have an obligation and a right to protect their asset.”

http://www.monsffa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/ArtofGarthness8.pdf

Vote for the Faned Awards!

It’s a real pleasure to see so many MonSFFen and MonSFFriends nominated for the Faned Award.

2015 FANED AWARDS BALLOT (for fanac in 2014)

To be presented at VCON 40 October 4th, 2015 by R. Graeme Cameron.

Anyone in the world who contributes to Canadian fanzines is eligible, and anyone in the world who reads Canadian fanzines may vote.

Learn more about the award here: http://file770.com/?p=24971

Please submit your vote by Sept 28th, 2015 to: R. Graeme Cameron

To vote: Please assign up to 6 (or fewer) numbers in order of preference as per example below:

VOTING EXAMPLE:

Little Name Fan – 3

Big Name Fan – 2

Trufan – 1

Fugghead –Mundane – 6

Fringe fan – 4

Gafiated fan – 5

(Point system applied. 1st choice = 6 points, 2nd choice = 5 points, etc.)

At the bottom of the ballot please give your name and, if you think I may not know you, list your most prominent fanac so I can be sure you are a fan.

The Ballot is here:

http://www.monsffa.ca/?p=1475