Russian Science Fiction Oddities from the John H. Costello Collection

The book and zine collection of John H. Costello, who passed away in early 2015, was donated to fandom recently at Readercon 26. Here I will take a quick look at some of the Russian language materials that I found among Costello’s collection. As I was digging through these large stacks of books, David Hartwell […]

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Riddle me this: PEON and LEER fanzines

Bob Riddle has posted a selection of PEON and LEER fanzines from the 1950s, edited by his father Charles Lee Riddle.   There is some wonderful content, including interesting pieces by Rog Phillips, Jerome Bixby, James Gunn, etc.   And also a really trashy piece of fluff by Harlan Ellison…which I’m sure he would consign […]

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Resources for Aspiring Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

Compiled from several panels at Arisia 2010, here are some excellent online resources for aspiring writers.   If you have others to recommend, send them along! online zines: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/ http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/ http://www.ideomancer.com/ http://nossamorte.com/ http://www.electricvelocipede.com/ http://www.shimmerzine.com/ writer’s resources: http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/ http://ralan.com/ http://www.duotrope.com/

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Whatever Happened to Beantown Zinetown?

It crawled off to wheeze in the Art Institute of Boston annex behind Kenmore Square, under the beer-breath shadow of Fenway Park. Although I still preferred the big ratty room full of zines at MassArt, where Beantown Zinetown used to live, it’s still nice to know that zine makers have a place to gather and […]

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