Checkpoint 6 & 7
(First Series)

Mekon masthead cartoon

Issue Number 6 & 7.

- 28th Sep.69.

Restormel Press Publication: 19.

Available for: Trade (with Egg or Mor-farch)
1/- per copy, 5/- for 6 issues (U.K.)
15¢ per copy, 50¢ for 4 issues (U.S.)
30¢ per copy, $1 for 4 issues (airmail)

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 Forerunner 4

Germany:

SF Times 98

The New Forerunner 5

U S.A.:

Beabohema 3

Britain:

Haverings 39

Chrome 3

In Retrospect 1968

The Fantasy Collector 123

Interim

Granfalloon 6

The Planet Comicollector 1

Harpies 1

The Scarr 122

L'Ange Jacque 3

Scream 1

Locus 26

Son of New Futurian 3

Locus 27

Speculation 22

Locus 28

Stardock 2

Pegasus 4

Canada:

Hugin and Munin 7

SF Newsletter 16

Osfic 18

SF Newsletter 17

Germany:

Luna Times 2

SF Newsletter 18

SF Times 97

Troat 8


WORDS:

The abbreviated reviews in this and the previous issue are largely the result of a fine response to Checkpoint from fanzine editors themselves; in other words, I've been flooded with magazines... True, this is what I intended, but it has meant that a backlog of material for review has piled up. To clear this I've decided to combine issues 4/5, 6/7, and 8/9 returning to the original format with Checkpoint 10 (which will also be quarto sized and run to 12 pages or so). Keep those fanzines coming!


Australia

THE NEW FORERUNNER 4 (Spirit Duplicated -- 14pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Gary Mason, Warili Road, French's Forest, New South Wales 2086.
Available for: Trade, 15¢ (Australia), 20¢ (USA), 1/6 (UK), 55¢-5/- air.

This Australian newszine also happens to be the Journal of the Sydney SF Found. and therefore a fair part of the magazine is devoted to group business -- electioneering, formal minutes, and so on. Nevertheless, that which remains afterwards is of particular interest to everyone concerned with Australian sf and fandom: transcript of Peter Darling's speech about the Sydney SF Foundation, sf and comic news, fanzine news and reviews, ANZAPA news, and a report on the Melbourne con -- with the speech announcing the Ditmar Awards (The New Forerunner was the first fnz I received with news of the results). Good.

PJR.

THE NEW FORERUNNER 5 (20pp: as above).

SSFF news and official business, Australian fnz news, details of plans for Vision of Tomorrow, sf, comic, and 'censorship' news, plus consideration of overseas memberships to Worldcons. Well worth taking a look at.

PJR.

Britain

HAVERINGS 39 (Duplicated -- 10pp: UK.Quarto).

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

Haverings continues to arrive with some regularity and at least contains the latest news of most fanzine releases in the U.K. and U.S. Personally I think the reviews are somewhat spoiled by lack of care ('2001' written instead of 'Dangerous Vision', "This fnz has over 8pp!", and so on), but I can no longer complain about their shortness! Anyway, it's still as useful as ever for the faneditor looking for trades.

PJR.

IN RETROSPECT 1968 (Duplicated -- 10pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: Mike Ashley, 8 Shurland Ave., Sittingbourne, Kent.
Available for: Trade, 1/-.

A short but interesting review and magazine bibliography for 1968 (In Retrospect 1967 appeared in Plinth 3 -- from Mike @ 1/9) which contains checklists of sf/horror magazine issues (frequency, price, etc), checklists of pre-1930 reprints, magazine serials, and Hugo, Nebula, Galaxy, and Analytical Laboratory awards. Also consideration of authors published in sf mags during 1968, best single issues, and finally 1968 obituaries. All from Mike's viewpoint, of course, but fine for checklist and sercon sf fans. Good.

PJR.

INTERIM (Duplicated -- 12pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: Gray Boak, 7 Oakwood Rd, Bricket Wood, St.Albans, Herts.
Available for: Trade, show of interest.

This is just a shortish one-shot for people wondering where Cynic has got to, but is nonetheless entertaining in its own right. Gray's editorial considers the splitting of British fandom (a point I shall take up in Egg) and is followed by an excellent account of the birth of Hertfordshire fandom. Finally there are some limited but good fnz reviews by Jhim Linwood... As I said, quite brief, but all well written.

PJR.

THE PLANET COMICOLLECTOR 1 (Duplicated -- 13pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: Dave Womack, 132 Albany Road, Hornchurch, RM12 4AQ, Essex.
Available for: Trade, 2/-, 12 issues for 19/-.

As the title suggests, this is primarily devoted to comicbook collectors and carries several pages of 'wanted' and 'for sale' ads. Printed 'Green Hornet' cover, a few words of intent, and some poor fnz reviews conclude this brief first issue. Useful for U.K. comic fans...but it doesn't seem to be appearing monthly, yet.

PJR.

THE SCARR 122 (Duplicated -- 14pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: George Charters, 3 Lancaster Ave., Bangor, Northern Ireland.
Available for: Trade, LoC, show of interest.
Distributed through: OMPA 54th mlg.

The last of the Irish fanzines, The Scarr continues the easy, punning tradition (refusal to use the decimal system results in the number 122, incidentally) with cartoons by Atom, an excellent column, 'The Immortal Gael', by Bob Shaw (previous appearance in Warhoon), and an unlikely story of Irish Fandom -- unsigned. George Charters also has a brief editorial and a column of odds and ends entitled, 'The Chop-house'. A little short, but thoroughly entertaining. Recommended.

PJR.

SCREAM 1 (Duplicated -- 3pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: Keith Walker, c/o David Sutton, 17 Cocksmead Croft, King's Heath, Birmingham 14.
Available for: Trade, 1/- for 2 issues.

A curious and very small horror/sf newszine, containing some news and adverts, intermingled with a brief attack on faneds who lose contributions, a naively vicious condemnation of John Ramsey Campbell, and a few words of anger directed towards fan clubs. I've only seen this one, ageing issue, so I can't really comment further. Curious, anyway...

PJR.

SON OF NEW FUTURIAN 3 (Duplicated -- 20pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: Howard Rosenblum, 7 Grosvenor Park, Allerton Hill, Leeds, LS7 3QD.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 1/-.

Still very much the grey fanzine, I fear. Partially because of the ink, mainly because of the contents... Bryn Fortey's 'Scream! Cry! Tear the House Down' (1st part of a serial) looks intriguingly Lovecraftian, though I doubt whether Bryn will allow it to follow the normal course; a Roger Waddington poem is the only other contribution of interest -- the remainder varies from bad fiction by Nigel Haslock and Jack Newman to an unremarkable article on heart transplants and a painfully unedited letter column. There's always something of interest in SoNF, but you've got to search for it.

PJR.

SPECULATION 22 (Duplicated -- 34pp: UK.Quarto).

Editor: Peter Weston, 31 Pinewall Ave., Masshouse Lane, Birmingham 30.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 2/6, 35¢ ($1 for 3 issues).

As good an issue as usual -- printed Eddie Jones cover, articles, and reviews by professional authors and well-known fans; Speculation remains the finest magazine for serious sf readers. This twenty second issue is in some ways better than those previous, however, since there are distinct elements of fannishness creeping in. By this I don't mean the juvenilia normally associated with this term, but the creation of a slightly easier style and atmosphere with elements of humour and editorial personality -- such, indeed, as found in the best U.S. fanzines. Pete Weston's 'Science Fiction Diary' is an entertaining example of this, as is David Redd's piece on sf-writing, 'The Nadge Grummetbogle Story', and Chris Priest's commentary, 'View of Suburbia'. All full of sf information, but carefully presented -- not so blunt as before... The letter-column is still serious, star-studded, and good and reviews are consistently thorough (Ken and Pamela Bulmer look at Dangerous Visions). The sf enthusiast is well looked after... Recommended.

PJR.

STARDOCK 2 (Printed -- 40pp: approx.½ foolscap).

Editor: Stan Nicholls, 5 St John's Wood Terr., St John's Wood, London NW8.
Available for: Trade, contribution, 3/-. (40¢)

Undoubtedly the best looking British sf fanzine, Stardock's second issue is a considerable improvement on the first, although there are still two distracting points: the lack of a letter column, and subsequent slight alienation, and the more obvious fantasy work -- art and fiction (the point being that since Stan has split fantasy and sf into two with Gothique and Stardock, he might as well keep to the respective sub-genres...) Anyway, for all this Stardock has become one of the top British fanzines (and with a circulation of 1000 too...) and this issue contains excellent articles on Steve Ditko's politics by Michel Parry, and on Mike Moorcock by Mike Ashley (too short, though) with added checklist. A long critique of 2001 by John Ramsey Campbell is intriguing, although excessively pretentious and the same could describe Alan Marshfield's piece of fiction. Artwork is generally good, notably pieces by Alan Hunter (ex-Nova New Worlds illustrator) and a portfolio by David Britton. Still plenty of room for improvement, but good nonetheless. Recommended.

PJR.

Canada

HUGIN AND MUNIN 7 (Duplicated -- 42pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Richard Labonte, 971 Walkley Rd., Ottawa 8, Ontario.
U.K.Agent: me.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 25¢, 2/-.

HaM is a nice fanzine; that's my first thought when considering it for review and I think I'm going to have difficulty clarifying it to any sensible degree -- it's just a feeling that comes up out of its orange pages... Anyway, to consider it somewhat more prosaically: HaM seems to be strongest on fiction -- unlike most fan stuff, Crayden Arcand's 'Make Mine Murder' and Marg Yeo's 'This Next Town' are well-written, the right length in relation to content, and generally enjoyable. The remaining contents include a conreport (Philcon) by a surviving neo, reviews and memories of kindergarten sf in Susan Woods' column, book and fanzine reviews (the latter of course by the notorious Mike Glicksohn), and a piece of heavy-handed satire at the expense of 2001. Letter column is interesting and artwork fair with a fine Derek Carter cover. Try a copy, anyway -- I like it... Recommended.

PJR.

OSFIC 19 (Printed -- 32pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Peter Gill, 18 Glen Manor Dr., Toronto 13, Ontario.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 40¢ (10 issues for $3).

Osfic suffers as a fanzine largely because of its layout, faded reproduction, and massed typoes -- it manages to look uninteresting... Mind you, the contents don't support this -- at least, not entirely: Mike Glicksohn has an amusing piece of idiocy concerning proliferating fandom (read it and discover what that means), Phyllis Eisenstein considers 'Subways I have known', and Derek Carter begins a competent if faded s&s comic strip. Letter column, reviews (books and fanzines) and fiction are pretty mediocre in comparison. Somehow, I think Osfic could be considerably improved with better and more obvious editing...

PJR.

Germany

LUNA TIMES 2 (Spirit Duplicated -- 75pp: approx.US.Quarto). In German.

Editor: Heinz Ettel, 8261 Winhöring, Oberfeldstr. 51.
Available for: Trade, contribution, DM 1.

A massive magazine this, and somehow rather jumbled -- contents are divided into sections, but they don't seem to form a unified whole and the lack of real layout doesn't help, either... Still the contents are fair enough -- scientific articles on the proposed Russian moonlanding, a plan of the U.S. moonlanding, notes on Saturn V, and (curiously) the creation of the earth's atmosphere. A very short piece on Flying Saucers (not very useful) concludes this section, and the fannish part of Luna Times begins -- the part I find most interesting. Waldemar Kumming's printed photos of the FOLLOWcon enliven the pale purple pages, there are some brief fanzine reviews, and a consideration of the SFCD by Heinz himself. Finally some book reviews, an interesting personal fan history by Horst Pukallus, and some long and rather doubtful fiction (and verse) conclude this weighty piece of fanac. At the moment, Luna Times is a bit heavy going -- better reproduction, better layout (especially illustrations), and a rationalisation of contents (there's just too much) would, I think, improve it. Still, it's all quite interesting if you feel like making the effort -- not for the lazy reader, perhaps.

PJR.

SF TIMES 96 (Printed -- 30pp: approx.US.Quarto). In German.

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

As usual, this newszine is ideal for anyone interested in continental sf, containing news of German language book reviews, reviews in depth, and general news from Poland to Canada. Also in this issue are reviews of English language magazines and films... Perhaps a little too serious at times, but a very good sf coverage nonetheless.

PJR.

SF TIMES 97 (34pp -- as above).

Some of the printing in this issue is atrocious, but the contents are as good as always. SF Times 97 was also the first fanzine that I received with Taff results and gave the nominations for the German Fan Poll as well... Again I must lament the lack of a British newszine. Still... this isn't a bad substitute.

PJR.

United States

BEABOHEMA 3 (Duplicated -- 80pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Frank Lunney, 212 Juniper Street, Quakertown, Pa. 18951.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 60¢ ($1.50 for 3 issues).

It's remarkable just how much Beabohema has improved since its fairly recent beginning -- I still think it's somewhat jumbled though, better layout, eradication of the remaining bad artwork, and (like Luna Times) a cut in size would probably help. Nevertheless, the standards and contents become more exact and more entertaining each issue, leaving Beabohema more of the top twenty U.S. fanzines... 'The Special Mandroid Section' is perhaps the centrepiece of this issue -- Piers Anthony, andy offut, and Robert Margroff take a few pages each to consider fiction contests (a follow-on from Piers' article in the second issue) and do so with humour and reminiscing. Leo Kelley's column advertizes the n3f story contest and then fumes over a slanderous anti-sf writers reviewer (a creature best ignored, I think) whilst Piers Anthony utilizes his column (!) to introduce himself and explain his attitudes (once again) -- amusing, though. Dale Goble contributes a mildly interesting 'First Impressions of Fandom' and Gary Hubbard's look at s&s and religion in 'Sunday School Swordsmen' can be similarly described. Seth Dogramajian consider's R.E.Gilbert's artwork, Al Snider reviews a few fanzines, and 'Faith Lincoln' tears a few books apart -- all goodly material. Finally there is an over-long letter column, and a dismal column by the sadly untalented Bill Marsh. Altogether an entertaining magazine, climbing quickly upwards. Recommended.

PJR.

CHROME 3 (Duplicated -- 40pp: US.Quarto).

'Editor': The Chrome Organization, St.Louis University High School, 4970 Oakland Ave., St.Louis, Missouri 63110.

Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 25¢.
Distributed through: APA 45 19th mlg.

As I said in the review of the first issue in Checkpoint 4/5, Chrome is only connected with fanzines through the fannish disposition of its editors -- it's more like a school magazine in content. Short stories, verse, and reviews (Steppenwulf & Lion In Winter) are all competent, but not very exciting... Most interesting thing in this issue is a reprinted letter (anti-student) from a local fascist -- makes the political articles that follow something of an anti-climax. All told, Chrome is a very average, colourless magazine...

PJR.

THE FANTASY COLLECTOR 123 (Duplicated -- 34pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: C.Cazedessus Jr, PO Box 550, Evergreen, Colo. 80439.
Available for: 8¢ (16¢ Canada, U.K., Australia), 33¢ airmail (75¢ in U.K., $1 in Australia).

Massive lists of fantasy/sf material (comics & pulps too) wanted and for sale. Caz promises offset repro next issue; for collectors...

PJR.

GRANFALLOON 6 (Duplicated -- 64pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Linda Eyster & Suzanne Tompkins, Apt. 103, 4921 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
Available for: Trades, contributions, LoCs, 50¢ ($1 for 3 issues).

Looks nice -- except for some two-year old scrawls in the letter column, and is reasonably well laid out; but somehow the contents don't quite come over. I've just looked through them once again, and the only thing I found really interesting was Piers Anthony's brief little story... The editorials are fragmented and insipid and are followed by a very curious 'First Annual Faan Poll' by Bob Tucker -- neither serious nor humourous, just pointless. Book reviews by Richard Delap are good, fanzine reviews are adequate. Richard Delap also begins a review of the professional sf magazines in 1968...incredible, just imagine reading all that shit -- Analog, Amazing, and all. Other fiction is unexciting and so is most of the verse, leaving only a contrastingly good letter column. I'd been looking forward to seeing Granfalloon and the disappointment of actually viewing it might account for this rather negative review -- after all, presentation is very fine and it's a far better fanzine than most of the stuff produced in -- say -- the U.K. Perhaps it's just this issue..?

PJR.

HARPIES 1 (Duplicated -- 27pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Richard Schultz, 19195 Helen, Detroit, Michigan 48234.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 20¢.
Distributed through: FAPA 127th mlg.

Seems like Harpies was produced mainly to show the Michigan SF Group that a magazine (or any other project) could be completed quickly and successfully -- fine for the MISFitS, perhaps, but the haste shows up in reproduction, layout, and (partially) in the contents. Nevertheless, I found it engaged my interest to a considerable extent... Centrepiece are the editorials by Richard and Howard DeVore considering convention bidding and fan groups (the MISFitS in particular). Fanzine reviews are quite thorough, and there are also a couple of long book reviews, plus a couple of critiques of 2001 (by Steve Harris and Bob Toomey). Quite short, but quite good as well.

PJR.

L'ANGE JACQUE 3 (Spirit Duplicated -- 54pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Ed Reed, 668 Westover Rd., Stamford, Conn. 06902.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 35¢ (3 issues for $1)

You may not believe it, but this issue of L'Ange Jacque comes in ten parts, forming a "build-it-yourself-fanzine kit" -- great idea and it's almost successful... Only thing is that not all the contents are up to the same standard (artwork for example varies considerably in quality) and the reproduction is not the ideal type. Still, relatively minor points, since I found this a most enjoyable magazine: 'Opinions' is a section of comment -- columns, open letters, and so on; contributors include the sadly sincere prophet of things long gone, J.J.Pierce -- in comparison David Malone and Leo Doroschenko are a little flat. Dean Koontz's 'Dreamlet of the Hawk' in the 'Fiction' section is intriguing, although John Boardman's contribution is more than a little obvious. The 'Verse' section can be thrown away (ahh, the advantages of this format...). 'Reviews' are a bit incoherent -- music and fanzines. Finally some rather average letters and a fine Gaughan back cover (or front, if you prefer...). There it is then -- different and very enjoyable as a one-shot idea. Recommended.

PJR.

LOCUS 26 (Duplicated -- 12pp: US.Quarto).

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

The finest sf/fannish newszine currently available -- mass of news, Lunacon & Minicon reports, beautiful & idiotic cartooning, fnz rvws, and all constantly entertaining. Highly recommended.

PJR.

LOCUS 27 (8pp -- as before).

Just as fine as the last issue -- Ethel Lindsay reports on Galactic Fair (Oxcon 69 to the less pretentious), fanzine reviews (brief, but good), and news of magazines, people, apas, and books gathered from a myriad sources... Highly Recommended.

PJR.

LOCUS 28 (6pp -- as before).

Slightly shorter, but naturally good: Disclave report, statement from Ted White in support of TAFF, and all the usual news (Did you know 2001 has been translated into Hebrew..?). HR again.

PJR.

PEGASUS 4 (Spirit Duplicated -- 67pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Joanne Burger, 55 Blue Bonnet Ct., Lake Jackson, Texas 77566.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, show of interest.

Curious magazine this, the main item really being checklists of sf books published in America (in quarterly installments) -- obviously immediately useful to collectors and other people with money... But I must say that the remainder of the magazine struck me as sadly non-descript: the editorial is a rambling and inoffensive one which keeps on appearing throughout the issue; 'Why SF?' is a transcript of an idiot Pierce-like speech by Daniel F. Galouye, Gerald Bishop's 'On The Literary Zine' is a collection of plot summaries of old novels and it therefore goes without saying that Richard Delap's section of book reviews seem extra fine by comparison... There follows an overlong transcript of a discussion with Piers Anthony largely on Cthon and Omnivore, and fanzine reviews plus letter column (in need of editing) finish this issue off... Nothing too much there really -- the illustrations are undoubtedly the worst I've ever seen in a fanzine of this size. Pity, but there it is; perhaps, like Granfalloon 6, it's just an off issue?

PJR.

SF NEWSLETTER 16 (Printed -- 8pp: US.Quarto).

Editor: Don Blyly, 825 West Russell St., Peoria, Illinois 61606.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC, 15¢.

Now I'll be quite blunt and say straightaway that this was the worst fanzine that I regularly received (it finished with no. 21) -- a school sf club magazine... shudder. But having said that, this sixteenth issue is a lot better than earlier ones; 'Time of the Ottos' drags on and Darrell Schweitzer has an inane piece of fiction herein, but a letter column has been added and that means Harry Warner Jnr. Immediate improvement...

PJR.

SF NEWSLETTER 17 (16pp -- as above).

The annish and really quite good (better if the front cover and the never ending 'Time of the Ottos' had been excised), including an interview with Larry Niven and a comparison of the Ozarkon, Marcon, and Minicon -- both of some considerable interest.

PJR.

SF NEWSLETTER 18 (8pp -- as above).

Back to the old SFN, I'm afraid -- 'fiction' and a letter from Norm Masters... Wow. Sorry, but if you want to try an issue, I can only point to the seventeenth.

PJR.

TROAT 8 (Printed -- 6pp: US Quarto)

Editor: Lynn Hickman, 413 Ottokee Street, Wauseon, Ohio 43567.
Available for: Trade, contribution, LoC plus 6¢.
Distributed through: OMPA 54th mlg.

Nice cartooning, very light chatter -- Troat is really just a letter substitute, but cheerful and entertaining... I don't quite know why I picked it out of the OMPA mailing for review, but there it is -- just felt like it. Ahhh, what a way to run a reviewzine..mumble..mumble...

PJR.

LETTERS: (Checkpoint is not available for LoCs, but thanks nonetheless to everyone who has commented and to everyone who has subbed -- I will print parts of letters concerned with fanzines/reviewing in general...)

John Hall, 124 Punchcroft, New Ash Green, Dartford, Kent.

Yes, there is a "resurgence of 'because it's amateur material bung in as many four letter words as possible' attitudes". In one year two major fanzines find it "for the highest artistic reasons" becomes them to publish stories with four letter words in them -- this is, of course, not to mention what It and Oz have been doing lately -- and don't tell me they are not in the same class, because I won't accept it. And incidentally, you have one of the words I am complaining about wrong, but I shan't correct you since it must be obvious to you that I don't type these letters myself.

I meant it when I said Zine 1 was the finest mag ever published -- as far as I was concerned it was -- haven't I the right to feel proud of my own mag no matter what others think? The trouble is, Roberts, Checkpoint has no right to make comment, good or bad, on any zine -- this applies to every reviewer and review zine in Britain, America (or anywhere else).

I know you will either dismiss this letter as demental ravings because Zine 1 got a bad write-up, or as another attempt to get something published in the realms of the ROBERTS' ORGANIZATION -- I shall plead, however, how sick -- sick and fed-up I am with this type of material and it hurts even more when you throw my own magazine into the maelstrone (sic) along with your other unwanted destructive criticisms.

((Small, embarrassed cough -- well, let me answer your first point: if only two fanzines have produced an issue with a four letter word in (I must admit, I hadn't counted), then this is but a tiny drop in the fanzine ocean...nothing to worry the most conservative of fans. Secondly, I try to review fanzines fairly and even though you spent £50 on Zine 1 and enlisted the aid of a multitude of sub-editors and assistants (typist even!) I can't honestly call your first issue the best fanzine ever... I might add that the ROBERTS ORGANIZATION, unlike your own, consists of one individual -- an individual who doesn't like playing silly buggers whilst pretending that he is a Big Editor who can dictate to readers... Zine holds some promise, but don't involve me in your fantasy world.))


Checkpoint 1 has been reprinted and is available from me or Ed Reed at 1/- or 15¢. I still have copies of the Sample Issue and 4/5. Ed Reed has copies of 4/5 and may have some copies left of no.3... Drop a line if you want copies of no.2 or no.3 -- if there's sufficient demand, I'll reprint them.


Subscribers, friends and others: a cross here ... means no more Checkpoints unless money is received. A number indicates the last C/p you have paid for. Editors: the next Checkpoint you will receive is ... when your fanzine, ............, will be reviewed. I'm afraid you will have to subscribe to other issues (Review issues naturally being free). Ok?


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