14th September 1971
Checkpoint is a news and reviews zine published by Peter Roberts, The Hawthorns, Keele, Staffs, UK. every fortnight or so. Subs are available at 4/20p (1st class), 5/20p (2nd class & Europe), and 6/$1 (foreign airmail). North American subs & renewals straight to me, please – cash or IMOs only. Australian Agent: David Grigg, 1556 Main Rd, Research, Victoria 3095. News this issue from Jerry Kaufman (US), Gray Boak, Bob Smith (Aus). Restormel Press Publication: 49.
Best Novel – Ringworld (Larry Niven)
The First Fandom Award went to John W Campbell; the Pat Terry Humour Award was presented to Ron Goulart for After Things Fell Apart; the Big Heart Award went to Doc Barrett. Plaques were given to Warner, Simak, Asimov, and Silverberg. Jerry Kaufman adds that he hears new complications were adopted at the worldcon business meeting. As noted in CP 8 Toronto will stage the worldcon in 1973.
KINGSTON SF GROUP: Gray Boak announces the formation of a new sf group in Kingston, Surrey. Gray is secretary, Jhim Linwood is chairman, and Brian Hampton is treasurer. For arrangements and other info, write to Gray at 6 Hawks Rd, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, 1KT 3EG.
NOVACON PROGRESS: The Second Report has appeared and now lists 79 members (the ideal target being 100). James White is GoH and others attending (and appearing on the programme) include Ken Bulmer, John Brunner, Jack Cohen, and Pete Weston. 50p to join – Vernon Brown, Pharmacy Dept, University of Aston, Gosta Green, Birmingham 4. (Nov.13/4)
SYNCON II IN 72! Bob Smith notes: "At the second meeting of fans interested in organizing the 11th Australian SF Con in Sydney, held at my home on August 1st, a committee was formed for this purpose. Chairman: Bob Smith; Secretary: Shayne McCormack; Treasurer: Gary Mason. Also included are Peter Darling, Ron Clarke, Laura Molesworth, and others." Bob invites your support and suggestions. (1/64 Elouera Rd, Cronulla, NSW 2230).
NOTES: I'm afraid my return to Keele was delayed slightly, thus I haven't been that quick with the Hugo results (add the normal duplicating difficulties to that as well...); nonetheless I thought it worth while to put out a special issue for their sake, even though I haven't receivedmuch other news recently, and therefore you have here a rather thin Checkpoint...
FANZINES RECEIVED: An asterisk indicates a recommendation.
Haverings 50 (duplicated:10pp. 1/4 o). Ethel Lindsay, Courage House, 6 Langley Av, Surbiton, Surrey. 6/40p. Fanzine comments.
*Cipher 2 (duplicated:17pp.A4). Chris Couch, 201 W.81st St, Apt 5R, New York 10024, USA. 25¢. Faanish – Terry Carr, Arnie Katz, etc.
Moebius Trip 9 (duplicated:48pp.A4). Ed Connor, 1805 N.Gale, Peoria, Ill.61604, USA. 3/$1. Sf & general – Jeeves, Pohl interview, etc.
Starling 19 (duplicated:44pp.A4). Hank & Lesleigh Luttrell, 1108 Locust St, Columbia, Missouri 65201, USA. 3/$1. Sf & general – Coulson, etc.
*Potlatch 5 (duplicated:3Opp.A4). Joyce Katz, 59 Livingston St, Apt 6B, Brooklyn, NY.11201, USA. Faanish – Terry Carr, Bob Tucker, etc. 35¢.
Sandworm 13 (duplicated:30pp.A4). Bob Vardeman, P0 Box 11352, Albuquerque, NM 87112, USA. Sf & general – 5O¢.
The Mentor 20 (duplicated:85pp. 1/4 o). Ron Clarke, 78 Redgrave Rd, Normanhurst, NSW 2076, Australia. Sf, fiction, & general – Chandler, etc. UK Agent: Peter Roberts. 5/£1.
MRU 120 & 121 (spirit duplicated. A4). Waldemar Kumming, 8 München 2, Herzogspitalstr.5, Germany. In German. DM 1. General – Eastercon photos.
Fanews 14/15 & 16/8 (spirit d.12&16pp.A4). Uwe Sitzenstock, D-3321 Salzgitter-Ohlendorf, Gartenweg 2, Germany. In German. 10/1.70dm. News.
Gegenschein 2 (duplicated: 1/4 0). Eric Lindsay, 6 Hillcrest Av, Faulconbridge, NSW 2776, Australia. Sf & general. 30¢.
Chao 4 (duplicated. 1/4 o). John Alderson, Box 72, P0 Maryborough, Victoria, Australia. 30¢. 40p (40d ?). General.
*SF Times 122/3 (printed.A4). Hans – Joachim Alpers, 2850 Bremerhaven 1, Weissenburger Str.6, Germany. In German. DM 1.50. Sf – Nowak, etc.
ZELAZNY STORIES: Passed on by the BSFA – "I am looking for all the stories by Roger Zelazny which could have appeared in British or American fanzines...I have authorization to translate anything by him for my fanzine, Nyarlathotep. I could buy these issues, but I would prefer to receive them freely or, at least, a photocopy of the texts." (Jacques Guiod, 19 Rue Monge, Paris 5). Gray – Boak suggests Kallikanzaros 1 – 3 and I seem to recall Zelazny in Granfalloon (?). If you can help, write to Gray or myself, or preferably straight to Jacques.
Next issue full-sized. Code – 'XXX' final issue. 'number' you are paid so far. 'T' – trade. etc...
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