Fanzine Reviews by Ted White

From Ted's introduction to the print version of his column:

Fanzines are a basic part of science fiction fandom, having been in existence as long as fandom itself - the past 70 years. Fanzines are a reflection of many fans' interest in the printed word and amateur publishing. The publication you are reading this in is a fanzine, but a specialized one. A variety of other fanzines are also available - many of them by request - and this column will cover some of them each issue.

All fanzines are published as a hobby and lose money. Their editors appreciate money to defray their expenses and sometimes list single-copy or subscription prices, but they appreciate even more your written response - a Letter of Comment, or LoC. Feedback - better known in fandom as "egoboo" - is what fanzine publishing is all about.

Check out the fanzines below and broaden your participation in fandom.

Read the most recent columns:

September 2003
Mimosa #30, The Knarley Knews #101, Argentus #3, Chunga #5

July 2003
(Zoo Nation #3)

For the PDF-impaired, each year of Ted's reviews
is available as a plain text page:

Fanzines 2001 plain text

Fanzines 2002 plain text

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See below for chronological and alphabetical indexes

2001
January ANSIBLE Dave Langford
TRASH BARREL
Donald Franson
IDEA Geri Sullivan
February MIMOSA Nicki & Richard Lynch
TIGHTBEAM Janine G. Stinson
March

FILE 770 Mike Glyer
NICHEVO Nic Farey

April

THE KNARLEY KNEWS Henry L. Welch
NO AWARD Marty Cantor

May

NIEKAS Ed Meskys
AZTEC BLUE Murray Moore

June

THE RELUCTANT FAMULUS Tom Sadler
DEROGATORY REFERENCE Arthur D. Hlavaty

July

WABE Jae Leslie Adams, Tracy Benton, & Bill Bodden

August

NOVA EXPRESS Lawrence Person

September

TWINK E. B. Frohvet
October PLOKTA Steve Davies & Alison Scott, paper version; Mike Scott, web version
November ARGENTUS Steven H Silver
December CONTACT!/SPIRITS OF THINGS PAST Dick Smith & Leah Zeldes Smith
 
2002
January SCIENCE-FICTION FIVE-YEARLY Lee Hoffman
February NONSTOP FUN IS HARD ON THE HEART Dwain Kaiser
March SF COMMENTARY Bruce Gillespie
April TRAP DOOR Robert Lichtman
May SFFF Mike McInerney

June

QUASIQUOTE Sandra Bond
July SLEIGHT OF HAND John Teehan
August A MIMOSA FANTHOLOGY (MIMOSA 28) Nicki & Rich Lynch
September CHUNGA Andy Hooper, publisher; Randy Byers, editor; Carl Juarez, designer
October LITTLEBROOK Jerry Kaufman and Suzanne Tompkins
FLOSS! Lilian Edwards
November THEY MADE US DO IT Max, editor & publisher
December BANANA WINGS Clair Brialey and Mark Plummer
   

2003

January WASSAMATTA U. Randy Byers
February HEAD! Doug Bell & Christina Lake
March UNCLE SMILEY'S BOOKCASE Ray Nelson
April BURSTZINE Michael A. Burstein & Nomi S. Burstein
May EASTER WINE - A Fanthology for Seacon 03 Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer
June ASTONISHING TRAPDOOR STORIES / TRAP DOOR #22 Robert Lichtman
July ZOO NATION #3 Pete Young
August No Column
September MIMOSA #30, THE KNARLEY KNEWS #101, ARGENTUS #3, CHUNGA #5

 

Alphabetical index by fanzine title
 
ANSIBLE Dave Langford January 2001
ARGENTUS Steven H Silver November 2001, September 2003
AZTEC BLUE Murray Moore May 2001
   
BANANA WINGS Clair Brialey and Mark Plummer December 2002
BURSTZINE Michael A. Burstein & Nomi S. Burstein April 2003
   
CHUNGA Andy Hooper, publisher; Randy Byers, editor; Carl Juarez, designer September 2002, September 2003
CONTACT!/SPIRITS OF THINGS PAST Dick Smith & Leah Zeldes Smith December 2001
   
DEROGATORY REFERENCE Arthur D. Hlavaty June 2001
   
EASTER WINE - A Fanthology for Seacon 03 Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer May 2003
   
FILE 770 Mike Glyer March 2001
FLOSS! Lilian Edwards October 2002
   
HEAD! Doug Bell & Christina Lake February 2003
   
IDEA Geri Sullivan January 2001
   
THE KNARLEY KNEWS Henry L. Welch April 2001, September 2003
   
LITTLEBROOK Jerry Kaufman and Suzanne Tompkins October 2002
   
MIMOSA Nicki & Richard Lynch February 2001, September 2003
A MIMOSA FANTHOLOGY (MIMOSA 28) Nicki & Rich Lynch August 2001
   
NICHEVO Nic Farey

March 2001

NIEKAS Ed Meskys May 2001
NO AWARD Marty Cantor April 2001
NONSTOP FUN IS HARD ON THE HEART Dwain Kaiser February 2002
NOVA EXPRESS Lawrence Person August 2001
   
PLOKTA Steve Davies & Alison Scott, paper version; Mike Scott, web version October 2001
   

QUASIQUOTE Sandra Bond

June 2002
   

THE RELUCTANT FAMULUS Tom Sadler

June 2001
   
SCIENCE-FICTION FIVE-YEARLY Lee Hoffman January 2002
SFFF Mike McInerney May 2002
SF COMMENTARY Bruce Gillespie March 2002
SLEIGHT OF HAND John Teehan July 2002
   
THEY MADE US DO IT Max November 2002
TRAP DOOR Robert Lichtman
April 2002
TRAP DOOR - ASTONISHING TRAPDOOR STORIES Robert Lichtman June 2003
TRASH BARREL Donald Franson January 2001
TWINK E. B. Frohvet September 2001
TIGHTBEAM Janine G. Stinson February 2001
   
UNCLE SMILEY'S BOOKCASE Ray Nelson March 2003
   

WABE Jae Leslie Adams, Tracy Benton, & Bill Bodden

July 2001

WASSAMATTA U. Randy Byers

January 2003
   
ZOO NATION #3 Pete Young July 2003

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