Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser
To begin with, Inside was published by Ron Smith and Cindy Smith. In 1954 it was merged with another fanzine, Science Fiction Advertiser and the merged fanzine was called Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser. Smith took over SFA's subscriptions which greatly expanded Inside's readership. In 1957, it became Inside Science Fiction and ceased publication in 1958.
Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser won the 1956 Best Fanzine Hugo (and was nominated again in 1957.)
In 1962 the reins were turned over to a neofan Jon White and Leland Sapiro, who published two issues (in 1962 and 63) and then re-titled yet again with the Summer 1964 issue, this time as Inside-Riverside Quarterly (named after Jon White's prestigious Riverside Drive address), using a stockpile of material that Smith had left him.
The first issue is mimeographed, approximately 5x7", undated, 50 pages plus covers, cover by Claude Hall and Fernie Nevarez. Contents include fiction ("Return from the Stars" and "Look Up" by William L. Freeman, "The Ides of March" by Claude Hall, "The House That Jack Built" by Cedric Clute, Jr., and "Horror" by Jullian Webb) and features (Editorial, Letters, Spotlighting the Author, Discussions, a Voting Blank, and two poems: "The Science Fictioneer's Creed" by Gautama Buddha and "Man Seed" by Miles McAlpin). Illustrations by Hall, Nevarez, and Greg Beisel. Clute went on to be the impresario behind the Magic Cellar, a night club in San Francisco frequented by fans and professionals during the 1970s.
|1.1||50||editor is Ron Smith|
|15/49||May 1956||40||SFA merged in|
|1||October 1962||34||Jon White becomes editor with Ron Smith as assistant editor; Still titled Inside, but issue numbering restarted at 1|
|2||June 1963||56||Final Jon White issue|
|Summer 1964||42||Now titled Inside-Riverside Quarterly (See Riverside Quarterly for subsequent issues|
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