January 7th, 2007

Round 6 of the auction

Auction winners this round: Frank Lunney: Syndrome 3; Alistair Durie: Fanhistorica 4, Outworlds 20; Sandra Bond: Energumen 3; Energumen 13; Energumen 15. Auction income total: $180.

Last chance to bid on unbid-upon items, i.e. items with a [_] in place of [3].

New items in this round are below the repeated previous round bid items.

Bids must be sent to this email address: sjhtnippon2007 AT yahoo DOT ca.

Rest of auction rules and auction info, see Round 1 posting.

L2 - [3] - BEABOHEMA 3, March 1968, 80 pages, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited and copyright by Francis G. Lunney.
Cover by Jim McLeod. Back cover by Robert E. Gilbert. Beabohema began picking up speed with its third issue. “The Contest: A Confession” begins “In late 1962 I decided to end it all. All work, that is; I packed my wife off to earn my living, while I stayed home and wrote science fiction. The same time that I made my first sale, I joined a fan organization called NFFF (I was once informed the initials stood for National Funny Farm Federation), so my indoctrination as a neo-writer and neo-fan were simultaneous.” This a great True or False SF writer question: Piers Anthony was a member of the N3F. Answer: True. And there is more Anthony in BAB 3: a column titled Babble. Also the first installment of Leo P. Kelly’s column; an article by sometime Anthony novel collaborator Robert E. Margroff, co-writer with Anthony of The Ring; “First Impressions of Fandom” by Dale A. Goble, Jr.,; “Fandom’s Vocal Point,” fanzine reviews by Al Snider; Seth Dogramajian’s Bull Artist column which begins “First off, I would like to publicly make amends with Jack Gaughan about that business with Frazetta last issue.” The Ring is reviewed by Faith Lincoln. A Gaughan letter leads off the letter column; also a LoC from Bob Silverberg (still living in New York City).
Daniel Reitz bids $80.00

L3 – [3] - BEABOHEMA 5, August 1969, 110 pages, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited and copyright by Francis G. Lunney.
Annish issue. A four page cover by Jim McLeod and Gabe Eisenstein, about Old Wave stalwart John J. Pierce and the New Wave. Back cover by Robert E. Gilbert. Dean Koontz contributes a column titled “Way Station” about movies. Also more “Babble” by Anthony, “Axe-Grindings: A Tribute to Truth” by Ron Smith; “A Feghooting” by Denny Lien; “Nobody Believes in Me” by Joe Hensley; “John J. Pierce and the 3rd Foundering” by Goble. More than 30 pages of letters, including an epic by Anthony, also Koontz, and James Blish.
Daniel Reitz bids $100

B7 – [1] – PARERGON PAPERS (cover says Australian Science Fiction Review; title missing from scan), undated (I am guessing early-mid 1970s), 40 pages, mimeo. Country of Publication: Australia. Edited by John Bangsund, described by Mike Glicksohn as one of fandom’s 10 best writers.
Cover by Ellis. Two poems by Ursula K. Le Guin; Brain Aldiss’s “Address to the 1966 Melbourne Science Fiction Convention”; Bruce Gillespie “On Reading Science Fiction”; David Grigg on “Why I Gave Up Publishing Fanzines”; Brain Aldiss, “Adrift in the Cryptozoic; John McPharlin, “Aldiss Unzipped”; Cherry Wilder, “The Enigma of Malacia”
Thomas Bull bids $3.00

B8 – [2] – SCYTHROP 22, April 1971, 48 pages, mimeo. Country of Publication: Australia. Edited by John Bangsund.
Cover by John Sandler. Contents include “The View In” by Ursula K. Le Guin; “My Life and Grimes” by A. Bertram Chandler; “Syncon 70” by John Foyster; “On and Off the Abomnibus” by John Brosnan; “The March of Mind” by Bangsund; “Plumbers of the Cosmos” by George Turner.
David Kelleher bids $5.00

G8 – [3] – ENERGUMEN 16, September 1981, 106 pages, heavy covers, mimeo. Country of Publication: Canada. Edited by Mike Glicksohn.
Susan Wood in memoriam issue, also 11th anniversary issue. Cover by Derek Parks-Carter; back cover by Joan Hanke-Woods. Interior art by Alicia Austin, Jim Barker, Harry Bell, Grant Canfield, Derek Carter, Phil Foglio, Jack Gaughan, C. Lee Healy, Jay Kinney, Tim Kirk, Jim Odbert, Bill Rotsler, Stu Shiffman, Dan Steffan, Joan Hanke-Woods. Contents: “Feedback From The Mike” by Mike Glicksohn; “Several Cents Worth” by Susan Wood; “Some Words from the Publisher” by Mike Glicksohn; “Notes for a Fanarkle” by Dave Locke’; “Thots While Lawn-Mowing” by Ted White; AutoClave GoH speech by Gene Wolfe; “Too Good for Pica” by Steve Leigh; “BoSH of Arabia” by Bob Shaw; “Thots While Swinging” by Bill Bowers; “At the Mountains of Mimeography” by Patrick Nielsen-Hayden; “An Informal History of Modern Science Fiction” by Joe Haldeman; “God and the Laundromat” by Mike Glicksohn; “The March of Mind” by John Bangsund; “Group Dynamics of Conventional Assembly” by Dave Langford; an Entropy Reprint, “The Fan Who Hated Quote Cards” by Terry Carry; “Kumquat May” column by Rosemary Ullyot; “The Fine Arts of Juggling and Computer Programming” by Ro Lutz-Nagey; “Back Page” by Susan Wood.
Greg Hansford bids $35.00

R1 – [2] – PEON 22, May 1952, 34 pages plus covers, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Charles Lee Riddle.
Cover by Anuillo Amabile (sp?). Fourth annish. Peon Notes by Riddle, fiction Larry Saunders; The Vizigraph and I by Jerry Bixby (about his editorship of Planet Stories); fiction by Harry Weatherby; Experting Second Hand by James Blish (on writing non-fiction for Planet and Bixby); fiction by Kilian Houston Brunner, better known as John Brunner; Fanzines: A Personal Opinion, by Edward Wood; Checklist of British Unknowns, by Riddle; letter to editor from Dave Mason; Studies In Poe by George Wetzel; “Life With Fodder” faan fiction by Len J. Moffatt; Fantastuff (publishing news, and nominations for best of the year as a poem) by Terry Carr; Thoughts While Strolling, by E. Hoffman Price; The Fan Press (fanzine reviews) by Riddle.
Mike Resnick bids $3.00

R2 – [2] – PEON 23, July 1952, 28 pages plus covers, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Charles Lee Riddle.
Cover by Ron Rentz. Peon Notes by Riddle, fiction by Joe Hensley, Politics and STF or The Robot and the Komisar (article) by Dave Mason; Jim Harmon on fan feuds; Lee Hoffman explains “I Was Robert Bloch”; Galaxy editor H. L. Gold describes “Galaxy and the Femme Fatale”; Fantastuff column by Terry Carr; T. E. Watkins is the “Kan Kan Kabitzer” writing about fans and pros.
Mike Resnick bids $3.00

R3 – [2] – PEON 26, February 1953, 32 pages plus covers, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Charles Lee Riddle.
Cover by Les Chapman. Peon Notes by Riddle, fiction by Dave Mason, Figmos column number 2 by Hal Shapiro, The Definition of Science Fiction, by Jim Hayden, The Fan Press (fanzine reviews) by John Ledyard, Test Yourself, by Ken Slater, Limited Editions – Big Deal, by Larry Saunders, Fantastuff column, by Terry Carr, including a Pogo-hommage poem in which Carr announces his picks for the year’s best in SF; a terrible one-page poem by Isabelle E. Dinwiddie; The Howell Magazines, by John Marim.
Mike Resnick bids $3.00

R4 – [2] – PEON 27, May 1953, 32 pages plus covers, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Charles Lee Riddle.
Cover by McIntyre. Peon Notes by Riddle; fiction by Joe Hensley; articles by Riddle and by Ian T. Macauley about the number of SF mags being published (28) and announced (two) (cost of buying all issues of 28 titles for a year: $61.80); fiction by Larry Saunders; and columns: T. E. Watkins’s Kan Kan Kabitzer, Jim Harmon’s Harmony, Terry Carr’s Fantastuff, John Ledyard’s The Fan Press.
Alistair Durie bids $10

R5 – [2] – PEON 31, March 1954, 42 pages, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Charles Lee Riddle. Last sheet is loose.
Cover by D. Young. One-page poem by Isabelle E. Dinwiddie; fiction by R. L. Peters; Jim Harmon’s Harmony column; Bob Tucker reviews L. Sprague de Camp’s Science Fiction Handbook; T. E. Watkins’s Kan Kan Kabitzer column; one page of cartoons by Denness Morton; Terry Carr’s Fantastuff column; Dick Clarkson on the prozines; Ian T. Macauley reviews fanzines; Peon Notes by Riddle.
Alistair Durie bids $10

B10 – [3] – STICKY QUARTERS 13, November 1985, 58 pages, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Brian Earl Brown.
Covers by Taral. A terrific fanthology of travel writing, majority by DUFF and TAFF winners. To England section: Two-Fisted TAFF Tale” by Terry Hughes; Tackett’s Travels in TAFFland by Roy Tackett; “The Long Way to Tipperary by Sam Long. To Australia section: “Kaufman Coast to Coast by Jerry Kaufman; The Three P’s: Perdue, Pigs & Petards by Joyce Scrivner. To America section: “The Grizzly Bear Lodge by Taral; Tyre Tracks Over America by Christine Ashby. Elsewhere: The Evil Empire Strikes Back by Gregory Benford; A Naturalist Abroad by Mary Walsh. And To The Poke With Mashed Potatoes by Eric Myer. Interior art by the Usual Suspects.
Denny Lien bids $6.00

C4 – [_] – S. F. ECHO 17, May 1973, 200 pages plus yellow coloured covers, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Ed Connor.
Cover by the editor, back cover by Eddie Jones. S. F. Echo is 200 pages because it is a mimeographed paperback, number 17 in the Moebius Trip Library. Until issue 17 Moebius Trip was a conventional-size fanzine. Ed explains in issue 17, “The makeup of this genuine b-o-o-k was inspired by the bookburners of the local U.S.P.S. and, at the other extreme, by the format of the first issue of Frank Denton’s ‘Occasional Papers’.” Translation: Frank was told that he could not mail Moebius Trip at book rate because Moebius Trip was not a book. So he turned it into a book. A Descent into the Dormitory memoir by Jeff Schalles; Oracular Mutterings column by Paul Walker; 3-In-1 article by Donn Brazier; Out to Launch article about Cape Canaveral/Kennedy: by Sam Long; What Next, Professor V? ( as in Velikovsky) article by Don Ayres; Blatant Blatty: The Exorcist Defrocked review by Argentinean fan Mae Strelkov; They Say This Galaxy Is Alive column by Bill Wolfenbarger; A Biggle Brief article about writer Lloyd Biggle, Jr. by Michael Shoemaker; Of Peter Haining and “Beyond the Curtain of Dark” review by Ken Faig, Jr.; A Quaff of Arthur Machen survey by Faig; A Movie, Mr. Moskowitz and Me article by Mervyn Barrett; Walt Lee’s ‘Reference Guide to Fantastic Films’ by Ben Indick, book reviews, fanzine reviews.

R6 – [2] – FUMETTI REPORT, September, 1982, 12 pages, photocopy. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Bill Rotsler.
“The FUMETTI REPORT is available for more or less free to those interested in my fumetti projects for HEAVY METAL & EPIC, and those costumers and meddlers who would like a forum, to pass on hints and techniques/ideas/etc.” Includes a recipe for making paper-mache pulp, and a photocopied three- page letter from Mike Resnick in which Mike suggests “However, I think the time has come for someone besides Joni Stopa to explain why so many of the so-called Master Category costumers are opposed to categories at all.”
http://efanzines.com/MM/FumetttiReportSept1982.JPG scan is poor
Robert Lichtman bids $5.00

W1 – [_] – THE PLANET OF THE EGGS, September 1999, 44 pages plus heavy black back cover. Country of Publication: Australia. Edited by Bill Wright.

Cover, in colour, also 11 interior pages in colour, by Dick “Ditmar” Jenssen. Cover states “Published at AUSSIECON THREE 2-6 September, 1999” but this is a reprint. Subtitle is “A Romance of Many Dementias.” In his letter to me dated Feb. 27, 2002, Bill advises “Copies of this masterpiece are as scarce as hen’s teeth. I warned you weeks ago that I was organizing a small reprint and that a copy had been reserved for you. The new copies may be distinguished from the old ones by their black backing, instead of green in the original print run.”

Bill explains that Dick “was one of the pioneers of fractal imagery and uses Bryce, PhotoShop and other computer tools in ways that no one else has thought of. Manifestations of Dick’s splendidly integrated personality function at times in all three dimensions – the Real World, Cyberspace and the Dreamtime – as witnessed by the serialization in (Bill’s ANZAPAzine) Interstellar Ramjet Scoop over calendar years 1997/98 of Ditmar’s ‘Planet of the Eggs’ saga that explores the mysteries of fractal geometry and creative imagery in a seamless story line.”

The text by Ditmar is best /i/n/t/e/l/l/i/g/i/b/e/ understood by math nerds but everyone can enjoy the art. Cover is colour but the scan of it is black and white.
http://efanzines.com/MM/PlanetOfThe Eggs.JPG

B11 – [_] – ONE OFF 8, Easter 1980, 48 pages, mimeo. Country of Publication: Great Britain. Edited by Dave Bridges.
Cover by D. West. Ted White likes Dave Bridges’s fanzine enough that he will pay money for an issue that he does not own. Ten pages by Bridges, plus a major article by D. West titled “Ah, Sweet Arrogance” of 20 pages, plus nine more pages by Bridges.

C6 – [_] – HOLIER THAN THOU 19, 1984, 98 blue pages plus heavier white cover, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Marty & Robbie Cantor.
“Cover by Richard Bergeron. A production of Puerto Rico Fandom, tech assist. Cesar I. Ramos.” Editorials, Beginner’s Guide to Shooting the Shit by Thom Digby, The Strange Art of the Holiday Snapshot: Notes Towards a Principia Fanica by Steve Higgins, Cover Charge by Taral, The Limey Run by John Berry, The Pied Typer by Mike Glyer, Fangdom by Richard Bergeron, Entropy Reprint by Terry Carr of Jim Harmon’s A Different Aspect to Utopia; The Dragonhiker’s Guide to Battlefield Covenant at Dune’s Edge: Odyssey Two by Dave Langford, plus letters of comment.(pages 65 through 96.)
http://efanzines.com/MM/HolierThanThou019.JPG colour scan

C7 – [2] – HOLIER THAN THOU 20, 1984, 112 blue pages plus gatefold white cover, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Edited by Marty & Robbie Cantor.
Cover by Brad Foster titled First Contact With An Alien Race 2842 AD, the famous XXX foldout cover on issue XX (Holier Than Thou used Roman numerals for numbering). Editorials, Great Ghu! By Lee Hoffman, The Limey Run (conclusion) by John Berry, Entropy Reprints by Terry Carr, After the Atom by Joe Kennedy, The Law and Order Handbook – Chapter 6 by Richard Weinstock, Ode to the Holy Reagan Empire by Stephen Dedman, Fangdom by Richard Bergeron, All My Yesterdays - Chapter 2 by Harry Warner, Jr., The Pied Typer by Mile Glyer, Bird-Raising for Phun and Prophet plus letters of comments (pages 64 through 105).
Thomas Bull bids $5.00

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B12 – [3] – LOCUS 27-36, 53-71, 73-154, May 5, 1969 through Jan. 26, 1974, more than 120 issues, a pile five inches high, mimeo. Country of Publication: USA. Copyright Charlie Brown, and also some times Marsha Brown and some times Dena Brown.
Locus in its youth, trying to grow a beard and smoking a pipe to look cool; no colour ads from publishers but, occasionally, flyers; no slick paper and no photos of authors and book covers, but art by fans.
Locus 27’s cover heading is by Vera Heminger and cartoon by Jack Gaughan. Interior art by Tim Kirk, Richard Flinchbaugh, Dian Pelz, Bill Rotsler, Mike Symes, Eddie Jones. Eight pages plus the St. Louiscon 27th World S.F. Convention Hugo Nomination Ballot.
Skipping to the last issue in this lot, Locus 154 (12 pages plus flyers for International Star Trek Convention; Hyperion Press “23 CLASSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION two flyer ad, Owlswick Press “The art of ROY G KRENKEL, HJMR Newslist Science Fiction Edition) has a large Tim Kirk drawing on the cover and a Jack Gaughan cartoon on the back page. Headings: CHARLES R. TANNER (obituary); MORE BY TOLKIEN; WORLDCON NEWS; EDITORIAL MEANDERINGS; MARKETS; WANTED; PEOPLE; BOOKS; SF BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS; BESTS OF THE YEAR; AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS 1973; CONVENTIONS; ORIGINAL ANTHOLOGY; LOCUS LOOKS AT BOOKS reviews by Dick Lupoff (two pages); Robert Silverberg and Baird Searles (two pages); Tony Lewis (one page); MAGAZINE CONTENTS; MISC. NOTES; MEDIA NOTES. From the headings you can see the swing away from fan news between 1969 and the start of 1974.
MINIMUM BID: $36.00 (as if you were a subscriber in 1974 when 18 issues cost $6.00

G9 – [3] – XENIUM 15, January 1990, 22 blue pages plus heavier white covers, mimeo. Country of Publication: Canada. Edited by Mike Glicksohn.
Cover by Joan Hanke Woods. Interior art by ATom, George Barr, Randy Bathurst, Derek Carter, Vic Kostriken, Tim Blackmore, Paul Neary, Bill Rotsler, Stu Shiffman, Written contents: THE TIME HAS COME, THE WALRUS SAID… Where the editor reports how the times they are a’changin’, by Mike Glicksohn; LINCOLN’S MOTHER’S DOCTOR’S DOG…Joe Haldeman types up a tale to show how and how not to do so; OWED TO A UROLOGIST Joe adds a poem to stir up your feelings; INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY/INTIMATIONS OF IMMORALITY The inside story from Elessar Tetramariner with sub-titles (yes, all of them) by Pink Floyd; FUN ON THE TAFF TRAIL DITTO IN TORONTO A Non-Twin Non-TAFF report by Christina Lake; THE RAPE OF THE LOC Where the loccers see their names writ large; Mike’s credit card receipt from Phantasia Press, the reason why XENIUM is The Fanzine That Gives You Something Extra. XENIUM 15 waspublished after a gap of four years; also the last issue, says R. Graeme Cameron’s entry in his CanFancyclopedia http://members.shaw.ca/rgraeme/x.html


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