Checkpoint 4 & 5
(First Series)

Issue number 4 & 5

29/8/69.

Restormel Press Publication: 17

Available for:
Trade (large fnzs also receive Egg and/or Mor-farch).
1/- per copy, 5/- for 6 issues (U.K.)
15¢ per copy, 50¢ for 4 issues (U.S.)
30¢ per copy, airmailed direct -- $1 for 4 issues (U.S. & Australia)

Produced by: Peter Roberts, 87 West Town Lane, Bristol, BS4 5DZ, U.K.

U.S.Agent: Ed Reed, 668 Westover Rd, Stamford, Conn. 06902, U.S.A.


FANZINES REVIEWED in this combined issue:

Australia:

The New Millenial Harbinger 4

USA(cont):

En Garde

The New Millenial Harbinger 5

Iceni 4

Belgium:

Le Sac A Charbon 6

Id 3

Britain:

Erg 26

Locus 21

Haverings 38

Love 7

Nightmare 1

Perihelion 6

Oz 10

Pure Vomit

Scottishe 52

Quark 9

Shades of Evil 4

Sandworm 6

Transplant 1

SF Newsletter 13

Wadezine 3

SF Newsletter 14

Canada:

Riverside Quarterly 12

SF Newsletter 15

Germany:

SF Times 93

Shangri L'Affaires 75

SF Times 94/95

Starling 13

USA:

Chrome 1

Warhoon 25


WORDS:

And so ends my attempt to review fanzines in detail... although I hope the criticism in this issue may still be worthwhile, it must unfortunately be shorter and more condensed than I would wish. The reasons are many, but the sheer volume of material that I must go through to get up to date is ridiculous -- for example, I've just finished a list of fnzs to be reviewed in Checkpoint 11. If this magazine is to be useful, it must deal with current fanzine productions and to achieve that I've decided to combine issues 4 and 5, 6 and 7, & 8 and 9 and return to the previous format with number 10. All subscriptions etc will be duly altered. Perhaps this will enable me to produce a better future Checkpoint -- I hope so, anyway.


Australia

THE NEW MILLENIAL HARBINGER 4 (Duplicated -- 17pp: UK Quarto)

Editor: John Bangsund, PO Box 19, Ferntree Gully, Victoria 3156
Available for: Trade, LoC, contribution, show of interest.
Distributed through: ANZAPA 3rd mlg.

Interesting as before, John's shortish apazine centres around an informal letter column and brief mailing comments -- the sort which can be appreciated by 'outsiders'. Also in this issue is a short article wherein John attempts to discover 'Whatever happened to Canto two ?' -- a fanzines of some distinction which never finally appeared. Bob Toomey's 'Letter from another country' considers the Presidential elections and idiot pot laws, whilst John concludes with a Trivia Competition -- identifying first lines from literature (4 out of 32 for me ... ho hum). Not as good an issue as the second, perhaps, but a very fine apazine by any standard.

PJR.

THE NEW MILLENIAL HARBINGER 5 (4pp) As above.

Distributed through: ANZAPA 4th mlg.

A very short issue this time and devoted almost entirely to a list of John's favourite fiction since 1959... Remainder is brief news, apa notes and a short letter -- all eminently readable.

PJR.

Belgium

LE SAC A CHARBON 6 (Spirit-duplicated -- 2pp:approx.US Quarto) In French.

Editor: Michel Feron, 7 Grand-Place, Hannut.
Available for: Trade, show of interest.

Fourteen fanzines reviewed in this issue -- all extremely brief, but with particulars of address etc. Useful mainly for the obscurer continental publications not often reviewed elsewhere.

PJR.

Britain

ERG 26 (Duplicated -- 16pp: UK Quarto)

Editor: Terry Jeeves, 30 Thompson Rd, Sheffield, S11 8RB.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC (plus SAE or 4 mint US commems.)
Distributed through: OMPA 53rd mlg.

Many people will be glad to see that Erg is back after Terry Jeeves' unfortunate absence from fan publishing and this twenty sixth issue contains some interesting stuff including a chronological listing of all space shots (manned) up to January 69, crossword, 'Carry on Jeeves' (airforce reminiscing) and personal notes. Some near-fascist views on Civil Rights incurred my wrath -- perhaps they may have changed after the recent Irish trouble. 'Ompaviews' are unlikely to be of much interest to non-apans or any outsiders and indeed, although Erg makes a fair apazine, I'm not sure what sort of reception it might get in competition with genzines. Perhaps the addition of a letter column might help, or other contributions... it's only just been revived anyway, so there's still time yet.

PJR.

HAVERINGS 38 (Duplicated -- 12pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: Ethel Lindsay, Courage House, 6 Langley Ave, Surbiton, Surrey.
U.S.Agent: Redd Boggs, Box 1111, Berkeley, Calif.94701, USA.
Available for: Trade, 2/3, 8/- or $1 for 6 issues.

Haverings is of some considerable value as a fairly regular guide to new fanzine issues. It's a pity, however, that given such a wide variety of magazines plus the will to produce a regular review zine the 'reviews' or comments should be so obscure and carelessly written. Anyway, there it is -- pretty comprehensive and handy for faneds. Now if Checkpoint ever became regular.....

PJR.

NIGHTMARE 1 (Duplicated -- 12pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: John Muir, 50 Holker St., Manchester, M13 0DE.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 2/6.

John Muir has been promising a fanzine for some time now and for a first issue Nightmare is extremely good -- worth the wait, in fact. Mind you, it's directed towards the film fan (and to a lesser extent, the comic maniac) -- neither field being exactly my particular scene. Nevertheless, things of interest include a massive and near complete listing of fantasy and sf films of the fifties with comments by Charlie Winstone, film reviews by Alan Dodd, yet another article on the 'neglected' Arthur Machen by Tim Stout, and a short Comicon report (1968). Tim Stout's column reviews horror film deaths (assorted), J.R.Campbell has yet another attempted entry for 'Pseuds Corner' ("emotional hermaphrodites" indeed...), and Steve Moore contributes a listing and critique of Magnus, Robot Fighter comics. David Britton's artwork is good, if derivative. Altogether then a fine first issue -- something like a duplicated Stardock.

PJR.

OZ 10 (Duplicated -- 26pp: UK.Quarto)

Editor: Beryl Mercer, 10 Lower Church Lane, Bristol, BS2 8BA.
Available for: LoC, Trade, contribution, show of interest.
Distributed through: OMPA 53rd mlg.

This tenth issue lacks the Don Studebaker column which made the ninth Oz a collector's piece and with this gone the magazine becomes a far more ordinary apazine. Nevertheless, Beryl's own writings are as good as always -- bit more neo-fascism again ("put down" the Krays...), seems like OMPA is the reactionary apa, but still. Archie's nonsense poems and regular column are particularly fine, but the remainder is non-descript -- an historical article by Peter Mason, in-group mailing comments, and short letter-column. A slightly below average issue, perhaps...

PJR.

SCOTTISHE 52 (Duplicated -- 27pp: UK:Quarto).

Editor: Ethel Lindsay, Courage House, 6 Langley Ave., Surbiton, Surrey.
U.S.Agent: Redd Boggs, Box 1111, Berkeley, Calif.94701, USA.
Available for: Trade, LoC, contribution, 2/3, 25¢, 8/- or $1 for 4 issues.

The central feature of Scottishe and the most interesting thing in the magazine is the letter-column -- the only one in Britain which includes any real discussion; three topics dominate this issue's:- the question of World Conventions, supposed control of the news media in Britain and the U.S., and the 'generation gap' in U.K. fandom. Arguments are generally well reasoned and a genuine sense of involvement come through. The rest of Scottishe is an anti-climax in comparison -- pb and hardback reviews are brief and of little value, 'Pedlars I have known' by Joe Patrizio and 'How Nigel keeps fit' by Helen Highwater are mildly amusing and nothing more, even 'Natterings' is shorter than usual. Still, Scottishe 52 is worthwhile for the letter column alone.

PJR.

SHADES OF EVIL 4 (Duplicated -- 34pp: UK.Quarto).

Editors: Dave Fletcher & Alan Foster, 40 Whitby Rd., Bradford 8, Yorks.
Available for: Trade, LoC, contribution, 3/-.

As the name suggests, this is another fringe publication dealing, like Nightmare, with films and comics -- the emphasis being on horror. As such it is reasonably fine -- good artwork helps and Dave Fletcher draws well at least. News of future film releases is comprehensive, although the film reviews are little more than plot summaries; criticism, such as it is, is somewhat naive -- a word which always comes to mind (perhaps unfairly, but still...) when considering the comic and horror film sub-fandoms. Anthony Halstead's two part story 'One from up there' is of little real merit and is overshadowed by an interesting rewrite of Quatermass and the Pit (from the BBC tv serial -- vintage 1958). The second episode of the comic strip serial 'The Black Sword' is too short for any final judgement -- the cost of electrostencils, I suppose. Anyway, Shades of Evil succeeds quite well within its limits -- somewhat irregular, though...

PJR.

TRANSPLANT 1 (Duplicated -- 8pp: Foolscap).

Editor: Gray Boak, 7 Oakwood Rd., Bricket Wood, St.Albans, Herts.
Available for: Trade, show of interest.
Distributed through: OMPA 52nd mlg & APA-45 18th mlg.

Transplant 1 serves a dual purpose: as a personal apazine, and as an introduction to a larger and later magazine, Cynic. It does well in both directions, since Gray has an easy style of writing which is perfect for his anecdotes of Hertfordshire fandom, mishaps in Bristol, and hopes for the future. Quite short, but well done.

PJR.

WADEZINE 3 (Duplicated -- 21pp: Foolscap).

Editor: Mrs.E.A.Walton, 25 Yewdale Crescent, Coventry, CV2 2FF, Warks.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, show of interest.

Wadezine is a rather curious publication in that it seems to have sprung up outside the normal fannish circles -- at any rate, gaining a copy of this third issue at the Oxford convention was the first indication I had of Wadezine's existence. Inside is a mixture of material ranging from some appalling limericks by Roy Kettle to intelligent articles on future theatre and New Worlds; a parody entitled 'The Coventry Tales' is of little obvious virtue and a comparison of the legends of Daedalus and Weyland the Smith will probably only interest the small fannish band of amateur mythologists... Illustrations are generally competent, but could be considerably improved by electrostencilling. Anyway, the mag is quite fair and will doubtless get better when it takes on a wider distribution.

PJR.

Canada

RIVERSIDE QUARTERLY 12 (Printed -- ½US Quarto: 71pp).

Editor: Loland Sapiro, Box 40 University Station, Regina.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 60¢ ($2 for 4).

Along with Speculation, Riverside Quarterly is the magazine in which sf is discussed with reasonable sanity and intelligence -- where it fails in comparison with the former is in its relative obsolescence and uncalled-for diversification. The latter point first: RQ 12 has several pages devoted to verse (and with the exception of Peter Warren's 'Epitaph', mostly bad verse) plus a short story. Fair enough, perhaps -- but it jars when placed next to the remainder of the zine. On the first point -- the articles in this issue concern H.G.Wells (by Jack Williamson), Tarzan (by T.Henighan), and 'Sf and the Symbolist Tradition' (by Yogi Borel) -- not really bang up to date, although Harry Warner takes an interesting look at the modern super-fanzines, and Leland Sapiro reviews the Feb New Worlds well and in detail. Nevertheless, even if it falls short of Speculation, RQ still towers over the average 'straight sf' zine -- articles are excellent, the letter-column good if too technical for my taste... Reproduction and layout is poor for a printed mag, although this issue has a good REG drawing for a cover -- first one I've seen. Recommended.

PJR.

Germany

SF TIMES 93 (Printed -- 38pp: approx.US.Quarto). In German

Editor: Hans Joachim Alpers, 2850 Bremerhaven 1, Weissenburger Str. 6
Available for: Trade, LoC, contribution, DM 7.50 for 12 issues.

As usual, this newszine is excellent -- not only for information on German sf either: 'Nachrichten' this time has sections of news from Australia, England, France, Czechosolvakia, Roumania, USSR, USA, Japan, the DDR, and West Germany. Reviews and listings of German sf -- original and translated -- seem to be comprehensive; film news and magazine reviews are present as well (including a piece on Gandalf's Garden 2!). For everyone interested in continental sf (as opposed to fandom), SF Times is ideal. Recommended.

PJR.

SF TIMES 94/95 (56pp -- as above).

A combined issue largely because of its size, this SF Times has the usual features plus news from Poland and an interview with the famous Polish sf author Stanislaw Lem. Also included is a survey of Jack Vance by Franz Rottensteiner with a checklist of German translations... Still the same price, despite its size. Recommended.

PJR.

United States

CHROME 1 (Duplicated -- 40pp:US.Quarto).

Editors: Jim Reuss and Jim Schumacher, 304 South Belt West, Bellville, Ill.62221.
Available for: Trade, Loc, contribution, 10¢.
Distributed through: APA 45 18th mlg.

This is hardly a fanzine, but since it's written partially by fans and is distributed through an apa, it should be considered one. In fact it calls itself "the literary publication of St.Louis University High School" -- whether this means it's a school mag or a student mag, I don't know. For a school it's quite good, for a university it's poor... Anyway, the contents are varied at least -- verse and fiction (neither very inspiring), an analysis of the U.S. political parties, introductory editorials, and short reviews. All is quite competent and pretty fair for a first issue I suppose; but I honestly can't say that it provoked any real interest at all...

PJR.

EN GARDE (Duplicated -- 12pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Richard Schultz, 19195 Helen, Detroit, Michigan 48234.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 15¢.

As the title suggests, this is just an interim issue of the Avengers fanzine, En Garde, and contains little more than news of that programme, news of Diana Rigg, news of En Garde 6, and a long list of Avengers slides for sale. Ideal if you're a fanatic. If you're not...

PJR.

ICENI 4 (Duplicated -- 25pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Bob Roehm, 316 E.Maple St., Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 25¢ (5 issues for $1).

Iceni always seems to be short of material and this issue is no exception, the main item being a horribly unfunny 'Lunarcon 2411' by W.G.Bliss. Besides this, the zine consists only of letters, reviews (including Yellow Submarine, which is good), fanzine reviews, and many many fillers. A Jeff Jones cover index is continued and mention is made of a new novel entitled Servants of the Wankh ... hmmmmmm...... Altogether an inoffensive magazine -- nice cover (printed) -- but nothing exceptional.

PJR.

ID 3 (Duplicated -- some illos printed -- 42pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: James Reuss, 304 South Belt West, Belleville, Ill.622221.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 50¢.
Distributed through: APA 45 18th mlg.

A lot better than Jim's other magazine, Chrome, with fine layout and excellent illustrations. Contents are good, but not really up to the standards of the best U.S. mags (although the super-fanzines deserve to go into a separate class of their own). Jim Schumacher and J.S.Dorr both have columns -- the former political, the latter a mixture of odds and ends which made enjoyable enough reading. Likewise the fanzine review columns -- better than usual, with Chris Couch considering the U.S. news zines in detail, and James looking at recent genzines. Book reviews, movie reviews, poems and a letter column are also in Id. Very neat, quite good reading too. Recommended.

PJR.

LOCUS 21 (Duplicated -- 6pp: US.Quarto).

Editors: Charlie & Marsha Brown, 2078 Anthony Ave., Bronx, N.Y. 10457.
Available for: Trade, news, 6 issues for $1. (18 for $3).

Since I've just received Locus 36, I won't delve too deep into this rapidly ageing issue. I'll just say that Locus is the best fannish and sf newszine that I've yet seen, with convention reports, comprehensive fanzine notes, and a wealth of information on books, apas, people, and happenings. Excellent. Recommended.

PJR.

LOVE 7 (Spirit Duplicated -- 19pp: US.Quarto)

Editor: Fred Haskell, 4370 Brookside Court, Apt.206, Edina, Minn. 55436.
Available for: Trade, LoC, show of interest.
Distributed through: APA 45 18th mlg.

This is more of an apazine than those previously reviewed from APA 45, in other words it is centred around the apa itself and has as its main feature Fred's Mailing Comments. These are more interesting than the average collection, since the format is used largely as a peg for opinions and general chuntering. Layout is good -- fine Gaughan cover and Ken Flatcher cartoons inside. Letter column and newspaper clippings complete this issue -- a fair one for a personal sort of zine.

PJR.

PERIHELION 6 (Printed -- 40pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Sam Bellotto Jr., 40-46B 77th Street, Elmhurst, N.Y. 11373.
Available for: Trade, contribution, 50¢ (12 issues for $5), 6 for $3.50 abroad.

Perihelion attempts to be a professional magazine (it has newstand sales) and as such is quite honestly something of a failure. Considered as a fanzine, however, it becomes quite fine, if pretentious... Layout and artwork is fine (Vaughan Bod&eactute; and Derek Carter), although the latter is considerably spoiled by some childish scrawls illustrating a Dean Koontz story -- which is naturally a pity. The contents of Perihelion 6 are varied and generally good: Bob Toomey writes on 'Sex-F, or, The Uncharted Dimension', (not very thorough, but interesting), Astin Wench interviews Ed Forman (ok), and the editor looks at the new symbolism of mythical beasts. Vaughan Bodé's cartoon serial 'Tubs' is excellent of its kind... The Dean Koontz story 'The Face in his Belly' and an article on future rocket propulsion stories I must confess to not having read. There's not very much for a professional mag, but as a fanzine... Recommended.

PJR.

PURE VOMIT (Spirit Duplicated -- 12pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Glen Brock, c/o Ned Brooks, 713 Paul Street, Newport News, Va.23605.
Available for: Trade, show of interest.
Distributed through: SFPA mlg 31.

Pure Vomit is a one-shot only and contains the usual ramblings and cartooning inherent in such zines. Besides some brief mailing comments, there are fine sketches and amusing drivel concerned largely with sex and perversion... I quote: "...what is the right way to fuck an IBM 360, and what ways are perverse ?" Ahh, the machine age...

PJR.

QUARK 9 (Duplicated -- 61pp: US.Quarto).

Editors: Lesleigh & Chris Couch, Rt 2, Box 889, Arnold, Missouri 63010.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, show of interest.
Distributed through: APA 45 18th mlg and SFPA mlg 30.

Quark has now established itself as the big 'rock' zine and articles in this issue on 'The St.Louis Rock Scene' (by Mike Novak), 'From a Buick 8' (Lesleigh Couch), and 'The Group Thing' by Chris Counch keep this feeling alive. Chris's piece -- a listing of the 'progressive' groups is quite useful, though easy to criticize (Hollies and Kinks were there, but no Family or Jethro Tull...stil...) because of its limited scope. Reviews (1p) are good -- Ruben & The Jets is a beautiful album, indeed... Other contents vary -- columns by Jim Rouss and Jerry Kaufman are interesting, mailing comments struck me as patronising, and the letter column is just average. Somehow Quark still doesn't seem to hang together as a magazine... Individually, the contents are interesting, though. Fine cover too.

PJR.


Room for an odd comment or two: if reviews seem to be getting shorter, my apologies, but I get the feeling that I'm running out of room -- too much for 8 pages, not enough for 10. Never fear, things will eventually stabalize when I catch up with fanzines received. Think I'll go quarto then, as well... Ah, dreams. Thanks to all who write; more thanks to those who sub -- Checkpoint must have money to continue.


SANDWORM 6 (Duplicated -- 32pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Bob Vardeman, PO Box 11352, Albuquerque, N.M. 87112.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 20¢.
Distributed through: APA 45 18th mlg.

A relatively small issue this, after the 5th and anniversary Sandworm; in fact the larger part of the magazine is taken up with a letter column -- a good one, though -- and the remainder with ramblings by Bob, a book review or two, and Alexis Gilliland considering a curious pop group in curious surroundings... Thus summed up, it may not seem much, but it's well presented, the discussions are of interest, and there's a fine sprinkling of idiot humour -- it holds together well. Recommended.

PJR.

SCIENCE FICTION NEWSLETTER 13 (Printed -- 8pp: US.Quarto)

Editor: Don Blyly, 825 West Russell Street, Peoria, Ill. 61506.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 15¢ ($1.25 for 10 issues).

Having recently received the final issue of this mag, I suppose I shouldn't plague Don with unpleasant memories, but this High School fanzine is really bad (and worse -- it's legible too). W.G.Bliss's 'Time of the Ottos' continues to wallow in corn and whimsy, the editorial is fearful, and the only really worthwhile piece is a listing of forthcoming cons. Sorry, but there's little news and less sf... wherefore the title?

PJR.

SF NEWSLETTER 14 (8pp -- as above).

Two bad stories, some vile illustrations by Schweitzer, and an article on how to start a High School sf club... a more interesting issue than usual.

PJR.

SF NEWSLETTER 15 (8pp -- as above)

More 'Time of the Ottos', a couple of plot summaries disguised as book reviews, and a letter... Three issues within a fortnight -- oy!

PJR.

SHANGRI L'AFFAIRES 75 (Printed -- 70ppL approx.halfscap).

Editor: Ken Rudolph, 745 No. Spaulding Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90046.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 50¢.

It's curious to think that this is lumped into the same class as SF Newsletter -- both fanzines, both printed U.S. fanzines produced by groups in fact... Anyway, the comparison is absurd -- Shangri L'Affairs is one of the top American super-fanzines: it looks almost as good as Trumpet (incredible artwork -- fantasy, sf and cartoon -- beautiful layout) and reads almost as good as SF Review. Editorial tells of troubles with the multilith and goes on to consider tv censorship. Larry Janifer looks at the humourless world of sf -- or at least sf publishers... John Berry rambles about music -- pop and classical, and Dick Bergeron has a long and fannish column. Ted Johnstone's 'Slow Train Through Gondor' considers civilization (in a fanzine!?) and Len Bailes tries to interpretate The Prisoner tv series and finally there are reviews of books, films, and prozines -- all entertaining and excellent. Massive letter column, art portfolio by Dick Bergeron, good piece of fiction by Len Atkins, and a selection of dragons by Bill Rotsler & Tim Kirk... One of the top three fanzines -- it's a pity I haven't more room to look at the mass of contents in more detail. Highly Recommended.

PJR.

STARLING 13 (Duplicated -- 72pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Hank Luttrell & Lesleigh Couch, 2936 Barrett Station Rd., Kirkwood, Missouri 63122.
Available for: Trade, contribution, letter, 50¢ (4 issues for $1)
Distributed through: APA 45 18th mlg.

This massive issue is celebrating Hank's 100th fanzine, but I can't honestly say it's in any way impressive. Like Quark or Beabohema there's good stuff inside, but it's spoiled with poor presentation and lack of general cohesion: Starling is a collection of interesting oddments. Lesleigh Couch writes about the morality of the draft -- quite well researched, I should imagine... There then follows a piece of old time fannish reminiscing, a piece of fiction by Leo Kelley (too long for the content), and a book review. Poetry section contains some fair verse and the letter column some fair letters. Banks Mebane has a column, James Dorr looks at 2001 as a computerman, and there is a rock music section. All quite good, but guaranteed forgettable... No personality.

PJR.

WARHOON 25 (Duplicated -- 54pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Richard Bergeron, 11 East 68th Street, New York City, N.Y. 10021.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 60¢.
Distributed through: FAPA 125th mlg.

Another one of the top U.S. fanzines -- careful layout and fine presentation, even though it's the work of one person and a duplicator. Anyway, it's the contents that really matter and these are excellent too, although there's still a split feeling about the magazine -- in other words, it combines two things which don't have a mutual attraction: fannishness (largely reminiscent) and hyper-sercon sf criticism. The editorial is long and entertaining (includes a consideration of the attraction of writing for fanzines as opposed to the professional (non sf) publications) and is followed by the second part of Harry Warner's 'Wealth of Fable' -- an Irish Fandom history and a splendid one too... Bob Shaw's 'The Mortal Gael' is in much the same vein (a few thoughts on the psychedelic effects of Baked Beans) and so, naturally, is Walt Willis's column, 'The Harp That Once Or Twice' (the Irish madness applied to transport...). In entirely different tone, however, are the more sercon sf articles -- a James Blish speech, Robert Lowndes' column, 'Aufgeknöpft', Ted White on Dangerous Visions (Part Two), Harlan Ellison on Ted White... Excellent letter column and FAPA mcs. No more room to say more, but Warhoon remains a fine publication. Recommended.

PJR.


I hope to get the next combined issue out by next week... ahahaha.. Checkpoint 1 has been reprinted: 1/- from me, 15¢ from Ed Reed.


To Subscribers, Friends, and Others -- a cross here ... means no more Checkpoints unless money is received. A number indicates the last C/p you are paid up to. (See first page...)

To Editors -- the next issue you'll receive is ... when your fnz ........ will be reviewed. I'm afraid you'll have to sub to other issues (your review issues naturally free). Ok?


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