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The Fantasy Fan (#64/100) by Charles Hornig (5-25-1916 - 10-11-1999), Thingmaker 2010, 192/96/55pp, boxed

The Fantasy Fan was one of the most famous fanzines of the 1930s - long forgotten even by most fans of my aging generation - I'm 73 and got into fandom in the early 1960s. Charles Hornig started much younger than I did, and published these 18 issues of his fanzine from 1933 to 1935. They are collected here in facsimile from the originals. Many of the sf writers and editors later to become famous are represented here - Bob Tucker, Julius Schwartz, Forry Ackerman, Bob Bloch, Clark Ashton Smith, August Derleth, Virginia Kidd, Eando Binder, Emil Petaja, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft....

    The guy that made these actually gives his name as Lance Thingmaker.... The book is about 6x9 and over an inch thick, facsimile on mostly tan paper, with a few sheets of salmon and green mixed in. The pagination is by volume - there were 12 issues in Vol.1 and 6 issues in Vol.2. Then in the back he has also included a copy of HPL's "Supernatural Horror in Literature". But while the sections of that are in the ToC, there is no Contents of the 18 issues or an index - however, the magazine is indexed in the Miller/Contento The Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index. Thingmaker explains how he got the zines, and why he created the book - but does not include any means of contacting him. However I see that there was no need - he gets 67 hits on Google and seems to be on several of the social networks. Or any mention of copyright - but since Hornig never claimed even common-law copyright, it must be all public domain. The collectors that had the original zines are Karen McDonald and Robert E. Lumpkin.
V.1#1 - September 1933 
- Double-column typeset, fully justified, 12 pages 6x9, 10 cents or $1/year
- Extensive previous contact with pros and fans - [[CASmith]], [[Forry Ackerman]], [[Allen Glasser]], [[Conrad Ruppert]], [[Mortimer Weisinger]], [[Julius Schwartz]], [[Ray Palmer]].
- Detailed commentary on current pulps.
- [[Allen Glasser]]'s [[club]] promoted for "lyoal" fans.
- [[Weisinger]] reviews "The Second Deluge" by [[Garret P. Serviss]] and says Serviss is a "world-famous scientist"
- A column for "only the hottest controversies" opens with [[Forry Ackerman]] trying to start a quarrel with [[C. A. Smith]] over whether "Dweller in Martian Depths" belongs in a [[science-fiction pulp]], saying it has neither moral nor plot but is just a description of imaginary oddities.
- Editorial note that ''FF'' is "not in competition" with ''[[Science Fiction Digest]]''.
- One-column spoof by [[Allen Glasser]] on a Martian visitor to [[San Francisco]].
- Last page is classified ads (nothing on whether these are paid for). [[Linus Hogenmiller]] of Farmington Missouri claims to offer complete sets of all SF magazines from 1924 to 1933. [[Allen Glasser]] is selling a collection. [[Bob Tucker]] and [[Forry Ackerman]] are selling [[pulps]]. Ad for [[SFDigest]] offers the multi-author serial "Cosmos" (later reprinted by [[Ackerman]] in his translations of the [[Perry Rhodan]] books) and "Alicia in Blunderland" by "Nihil" (reprinted as by [[P. Schuyler Miller]] in 1983, by [[Oswald Train]], with credit to [[SFD]]).

V.1#2 - October 1933 - 20pp (pp13-32 - pagination is continuous through the volume)
- Whoever designed and typeset these issues never deviated from the letterpress style that might have been seen in the amateur press zines c.1900. And never included artwork.
- In the [[colophon]], the line "(Managing Editor: [[Wonder Stories]])" has been added
- The letter column is excerpts of letters, addresses not given. [[B. K. Goree Jr]] is quoted as saying it isn't worth wasting time on. But [[Oswald Train]] and [[Duane Rimel]] liked it.
- [[Don Moore]], Managing Editor of ''[[Argosy]]'', has a column on upcoming fiction there by [[Ray Cummings]],  [[Erle Stanley Gardner]], and [[Otis Adelbert Kline]].
- [[CASmith]]'s "The Kingdom of the Worm", a fantasy suggested by "The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Maundeville"
- [[Julius Schwartz]]' column on collecting [[SF]] continues
- A very detailed Q&A column on what appeared in which [[pulp]] and by who
- [[Will Sykora]] wins the cash prize in the contest announced in #1 for the best answer to "Why do you read [[fantasy fiction]]". Apparently there were few entries and the contest series is discontinued
- The reprint from 1927 of "[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]" by [[H. P. Lovecraft]] commences, with copyright credit to [[W. Paul Cook]]
- [[CASmith]] (and [[HPL]], and [[R. H. Barlow]]) offer a counterblast to [[Ackerman]]'s criticism in #1
- "Annals of the Jinns" by [[R. H. Barlow]] opens with a quote from Beckford, ss fiction
- [[Bob Tucker]] on "[[Science Fiction]] in English Magazines" - he does not think much of it. Two British addresses are given
- [[Forry Ackerman]] continues the column on his collection
- [[Walt Russjuchi]] continues a column on sequels
- The classified ads include an offer of "Unusual Stories", 8 months for $1, "nearly 100 pages" and "NOT MIMEOGRAPHED". There is an address in Everett PA but no name.

V.1#3 - November 1933 - 16pp
- Continues the [[HPL]] ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''
- Part three of the column on sequels - [[A.Merritt]] is said to have abandoned a sequel to "Thru the Dragon Glass"
- "The Other Gods" by [[HPL]] reads very much like one of [[Lord Dunsany]]'s "Gods of Pegana" tales.
- A column headed "Startling Fact" has the editor asking [[C.A.Smith]] about translations of the Necronomicom, the Book of Eibon, etc - and [[C.A.Smith|Smith]] explaining that these books are all fictitious! [[Hornig]] claims that he and most other [[Mythos]] [[fans]] of the time thought there really were such books.
- "Annals of the Jinns" by [[R. H. Barlow]] continues
- The Ackerman - [[CASmith]] squabble over whether eldritch horror can be [[SF]] continues
- "A Dream of the Abyss" by [[CASmith]] fills a page
- The new [[SF Club]] is said to be underway, under the name "[[The Fantasy Fan Fraternity]]", where the "[[Scienceers]]" in NY is a branch of the [[FFF]].
- A column on "True Ghost Stories" continues
- [[Bob Tucker]]'s column on English magazines continues - he says the ''[[Argo Weekly]]'' lasted just one issue. The address of a UK fan, Miss [[Molly Upchurch]], is given as wanting penpals
- [[Bob Tucker]] (as "[[Hoy Ping Pong]]") explains how to write a [[STF]] story - it's a spoof on cliches
- The 2nd column on "Famous Fantasy Fans" explains that [[Conrad H. Ruppert]] (publisher of Science Fiction Digest) because of his reading matter while confined to bed with heart disease
- [[Mort Weisinger]] has a column on "Celebrities I Have Met" - Leo Morey is said to be a snappy dresser
- The classified ad for ''[[Unusual Stories]]'' takes up an entire column with a list of stories and authors they have or will publish - the publisher in Everett PA still unidentified
- A typo has it that ''[[Science Fiction Digest]]'' will become "''[[Fantasy Magazine]]''" with the Jan'54 issue.
- [[Ackerman]] is selling a [[Seabury Quinn]] "Jules de Grandin" collection, [[CASmith]] is selling his own writing (THE DOUBLE SHADOW and Other Fantasies)

V.1#4 - December 1933 - 16pp
- [[Ackerman]] asks to no longer be referred to as "the most active fan"; [[R. E. Howard]] and [[HPL]] are quoted from letters of comment, and [[Emil Petaja]].
- [[Ackerman]] continues the description of his collection
- "Birkett's Twelfth Corpse" by [[August Derleth]] - this is a Sac Prairie tale about two rivermen on the Wisconsin River competing on the number of corpses they have found in the river - as the story opens, Birkett and Blum are tied at eleven each. There is no happy ending....
- The "Conglamitorial" column mentions the most peculiar titles - I have a poor memory for time and didn't realize "The Gostak and the Doshes" was this early. [[Breuer]] (his first name is omitted) has several curious titles listed here. 
- [[Virginia Kidd]] has a short poem
- A column is taken up with a requested list of the stories of [[Edgar Rice Burroughs]]
- [[R. H. Barlow]]'s "Annals of the Jinn" continues with "The Flagon of Beauty"
- The ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]'' serialization continues
- [[Natalie H. Wooley]] appears with "The Spurs of Death", a straight ghost story about a cowboy murderer.
- The [[Ackerman]] - [[CASmith]] squabble continues, and [[CASmith|Smith]] is said to be ahead in popularity

V.1#5 - January 1934 - 16pp
- [[Hornig]] asks readers to send $1 for a year's subscription if they want the magazine to continue as a monthly, else it might have to drop to quarterly. He speaks of the cost of "having the magazine printed", and indicates that the magazine does not make a profit but is supported out of his "income". He also notes that ''[[Weird Tales]]'' refuses to accept an ad for ''The Fantasy Fan''. Unfortunately he gives no hard data on circulation or the cost of getting something printed in a small town at the time.
- [[Bob Tucker]]'s column on British [[prozines]] continues
- The [[Ackerman]]-[[CASmith]] squabble rages on. [[HPL]] of course supports [[CASmith]] and [[Ackerman]] "doesn't like [[HPL]]'s attitude". I cannot read such twaddle.
- "The Ghoul" by [[Clark Ashton Smith]]
- [[Weisinger]] has a "We'll Bet You Didn't Know" column - I in fact did not know these things. [[Charles Willard Diffin]] is said to compose his stories on a dictaphone.
- The "collection" columns by [[Ackerman]] and [[Julius Schwartz]] continue.
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]'' continues
- The 4th of [[R. H. Barlow]]'s "Annals of the Jinn" is "The Sacred Bird" - a comic satire.
- [[Bob Tucker]] is officially outed as "[[Hoy Ping Pong]]" in the [[lettercol]]. And a [[Carl J. Smith]] is very put out that the books of spells in the [[Cthulhu Mythos]] tales are entirely invented, saying this spoils the "illusion of reality". He might have lived to read [[Manly Wade Wellman]]'s "John stories" - the Book of PowWows mentioned there does exist. [[Chester Cuthbert]] suggests that [[Tucker]]'s column on "English" [[SF]] should include mention of [[Arthur Machen]] and [[Algernon Blackwood]] - I corresponded for years with [[Cuthbert]], and have a box of his letters.

V.1#6 - February 1934 - 16pp
- "Polaris" by [[HPL]] - the Pole Star is "evil and monstrous". Very much in the ''Dream Quest'' style, and includes a good poem about "when the stars are right". But he calls the "Esquimaux" of the arctic regions "squat yellow creatures".
- A "Facts and Prophecy" column quotes a math professor at the Naval Academy as saying that a trip to the Moon is possible, and would cost $100,000,000 (the cost of 2 battleships). [[W. A. Conrad]] thought that the oxygen supply required and getting used to weightlessness and dodging meteors would be the biggest problems! In Cleveland at the National Inventors Congress, Arthur Shenderlein exhibited a motor which he claimed variously would carry passengers to Mars and got 100,000 miles without gasoline. That's silly even for a 1934 [[fanzine]].
- A new column "Howls from the Ether" is credited to "The Spacehound" - very short various comments on [[pulp]] [[SF]].
- [[Marianne Ferguson]] reports on a visit to [[Jules de Grandin]] - but this turns out to be a pastiche on his fiction.
- Poems by [[Richard F. Searight]] and [[William Lumley]]
- [[CASmith]] on the weird works of [[M. R. James]]
- Annals of the Jinn #5 - "The Tomb of the God"
- A list of stories on hand for future publication - [[HPL]], [[CASmith]], [[R. H. Barlow]], [[Derleth]], [[REHoward]]
- Continued columns - the [[Ackerman]]-[[CASmith]] squabble; ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''; [[Ackerman]]'s collection.
- [[Emil Petaja]] on "Famous Fantasy Fiction"; [[Weisinger]] on "[[Fans]] I've Met"

V.1#7 - March 1934 - 16pp
- [[REHoward]]'s "Gods of the North" - a [[Conan]] tale where he is still called "[[Amra]]"
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature|SNHiL]]'' continues
- Page and a half poem "Revenant" by [[CASmith]]
- [[Kenneth B. Pritchard]] tells as true a ridiculous tale of the stars in the sky rearranging themselves to spell out a message: "The United States of America will run red with blood"
- [[Hoy Ping Pong]]'s "How to Write a Weird Tale" is funny.
- [[Ackerman]] has "A Sad Story of the Future" about buying a new robot
- [[R. H. Barlow]] describes the 1st edition of ''THE TIME MACHINE''
- I had thought FF completely lacked artwork - but here on p.110 is the full-page cover of the renamed ''[[Science Fiction Digest]]'', "Fantasy Magazine / The Digest of Imaginative Literature". The art by [[Clay Ferguson Jr]] is a very futuristic city view. The facing page is the contents of the issue.

V.1#8 - April 1934 - 14pp
- [[Hornig]] has to apologize to [[HPL]] for three typos in an article in the previous issue. [[Hornig]]'s comments in the letter column are in a smaller font than the letters themselves
- A "Prose Pastels" series by [[CASmith]], the first being "Chinoiserie"
- Short items by [[F. Lee Baldwin]] - [[R. H. Barlow]] getting out a volume of [[Henry S. Whitehead]] letters; [[Seabury Quinn]] (said to be "formerly a lawyer") now editing a trade journal
- "The Ancient Voice" by [[Eando Binder]] must be on the cutting edge of technology for the time - the protagonists are operators for the International Radio News Service.
- ''[[Supenatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL continues

V.1#9 - May 1934 - 16pp (but page numbers 128/129 apparently not used)
- "Phantom Lights" by [[August Derleth]]
- [[Bob Tucker]] on [[SF]] in British magazines - ''[[Scoops]]'' starts publication
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL continues
- [[F. Lee Baldwin]] provides biographical details: [[Frank B. Long, Jr.]] studied at NYU and Columbia College and at 31 lives with his parents (his father is a dentist) and writes; [[E. Hoffmann Price]] is 31, West Pointer & WWI veteran (cavalry officer), superintendent of an acetylene gas plant, moved on the having a garage in Pawhuska OK and writes in his spare time.
- [[Julius Schwartz]] & [[Mort Weisinger]] report in "Weird Whisperings" [[Seabury Quinn]] has been too busy with his trade journal ''Casket and Sunnyside'' to write fantasy; Jack Holt to star in the voodoo film "Black Moon" (indeed released in 1934, co-starring Fay Wray); [[WT]] author [[Mary Elizabeth Counselman]] only 19 and [[C. L. Moore]] revealed to be a woman; [[REHoward]] badly injured in an auto accident
- "Annals of the Jinn" 6, "The Flower God" by [[R. H. Barlow]]. A place name is "Zaxtl" but the other invented names are pronounceable
- [[CASmith]]'s "Prose Pastels" #2, "The Mirror in the Hall of Ebony"
- "The Weird Tale" by [[Robert Nelson]] presents litcrit as a dialogue between "Sidney" and "Gerald"
- Another spooky true experience from [[Ken Pritchard]], apparent ancestral memory
- [[Daniel McPhail]] says that [[H. G. Wells]] writes in "an almost invisible small hand"

V.1#10 - June 1934 - 16pp
- "From Beyond" by [[HPL]]
- "Weird Whisperings" by [[Julius Schwartz]] & [[Weisinger]] reports that [[Otis Adelbert Kline]] was declared dead on the operating table in 1932, but was revived with adrenalin; the next [[Seabury Quinn]] novelette in the [[Jules de Grandin]] series to "justify brother-sister incest"
- Annals of the Jinn" 7, "The Little Box" by [[R. H. Barlow]] has a character named "Hsuth"
- [[CASmith]]'s "Prose Pastels" #3, "The Muse of [[Hyperborea]]"
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL continues
- [[Bob Tucker]] on [[SF]] in British magazines gives the subscription details for ''[[Scoops]]''
- Very spooky poem by [[Robert Nelson]], "Below the Phosphor"
- Spoof letter from "John de Rocka Fella"

V.1#11 - July 1934 - 16pp (p.176 erroneously numbered 162)
- A apology for attributing the previous issues [[H. G. Wells]] column to [[McPhail]] - it was by [[Barlow]]
- "Scoops" is said to have shut down
- [[F. Lee Baldwin]] says [[R. H. Barlow]] is a pianist, painter, sculptor, landscape gardener and book collector - and binds books in the skin of snakes that he shoots around his home in Florida
- "The Epiphany of Death" by [[CASmith]] is dedicated to [[HPL]]
- Another "true experience" from [[Ken Pritchard]] reports smoke rising from a cold stove, no source to be found
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL continues
- [[Duane W. Rimel]]'s poem "Dreams of Yith" runs a page and a half and has a hand-lettered title illo
- [[Bob Tucker]]'s column on British [[SF]] magazines mentions the contents of ''[[Scoops]]'' 15 and 16, nothing about the shutdown of the magazine
- "Rider by Night" by [[David H. Keller]]

V.1#12 - August 1934 - 16pp
- Notes that this is the 12th monthly issue, but 13 will be the "anniversary number" - asks for sub renewals
- Thanks [[Farnsworth Wright]] for finally allowing a paragraph on ''FF'' in ''[[WT]]''
- [[Ralph Milne Farley]] writes to say that he is not quite [[Roger Sherman Hoar]] - the "Ralph Milne Farley" stories of the past few years were collaborations between Hoar and his daughter, Caroline Prescott Hoar
- [[Emil Petaja]] notes that [[Lord Dunsany]]'s ''A DREAMER'S TALES'' and ''THE BOOK OF WONDER'' have been reprinted in the Modern Library list, and are a "refreshing change from the dark tales of [[Lovecraft]], [[Howard]], etc."
- "Annals of the Jinn" 8, "The Fall of the Three Cities" by [[R. H. Barlow]] has naming a bit like [[Dunsany]] and pronounceable
- [[Louis C. Smith]] in "Gleanings" says that [[A.Merritt]] is of French Huguenot ancestry
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL continues
- p.187 apparently had to be set in wide line-spacing to avoid an empty space
- Thomas Ripley's novel ''Black Moon'' is reviewed by [[Bob Tucker]] - apparently the same story as was released as a movie this year.
- "Ebony and Ash (A Tale of Three Wishes)" by [[Robert Ely Morse]]
- [[Ken Pritchard]] reports seeing a shadow - not cast by anything
- "Famous Fantasy Fans" biography of [[Raymond A. Palmer]]
- Two more columns in wide line-spacing - it must have been quite a feat to make everything come out even in 16 pages of hand-set type. Or might it have been done by linotype?

V.2#1, Whole No.13 - September 1934 - 16pp
- Not including the cover on glossy white paper that [[Thingmaker]] faithfully included
- Notes that the serialization of [[HPL]]'s ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]'' has only gotten a third of the way through the text
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL continues with Part 12
- [[Lester Anderson]] has a column on superstition in 1934 and blames the lack of [[horror]] readers on the fact that 98% (as estimated by Dr Otis Caldwell of Columbia U) of the populace is superstitious
- [[Robert Bloch]] sells his first story to ''[[WT]]'', and ''[[WT]]'' accepts illos by [[C. L. Moore]]. Harold S. Farness of the Los Angeles Inst. of Musical Education is said to have set two of the [[HPL]] "Fungi from Yuggoth" poems to music ("Mirage" and "The Elder Pharos").
- [[CASmith]]'s "Prose Pastels" IV, "The Lotus and the Moon"
- Five more "Dreams of Yith" verse by [[Duane Rimel]], VI-X
- "Voice of the Night" verse by [[REHoward]]
- [[H. C, Koenig|H.Koenig]] has a column "The Intellectual Shocker" where he recommends that readers surfeited with eldritch nameless horrors might try Bulwer-Lytton, Rider Haggard, or the novels of [[Charles Williams]] (who was one of the Inklings). He lists the five of [[Charles williams|Williams']] seven novels published 1930-33.
- [[Ackerman]] has a column on Bob Olsen, noted for fiction about ants
- [[Ken Pritchard]] reports seeing ghosts in his house
- [[Bob Tucker]] reports on stories where [[New York]] is destroyed, and recommends it as a path to success as an author
- [[Schwartz]] and [[Weisinger]] report that "[[M.Brundage]]", the ''[[WT]]'' cover artist, is a woman and has a son in grammar school; and that the iconic ''[[WT]]'' cover lettering was designed by [[J. Allen St. John]]

V.2#2, Whole No.14 - October 1934 - 16pp (not counting the covers, this time of gray paper)
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL part 13
- [[Schwartz]] and [[Weisinger]]'s "Weird Whisperings" column is credited with boosting circulation of ''TFF''/. They report that [[Farnsworth Wright]] wrote stories and poems as "Francis Hard"
- Two "Fungi from Yuggoth", "The Book" and "Pursuit"
- "Beyond the Wall of Sleep" by [[HPL]]

V.2#3, Whole No.15 - November 1934 - 16pp
- [[Hornig]] says he has spent "hundreds of dollars" on ''TFF'' and does not regret it - but no longer has the disposable money and that ''TFF'' will have to pay for itself if it is to continue. He estimates that some issues have paid about the half the cost. He says the next issue will appear when enough money has come in to pay for the printing
- [[CASmith]] contributes an "autobiograhette" (autobiographette meant?) - mostly philosophy. Says he was born on a Friday the 13 and is not at all superstitious
- The [[F. Lee Baldwin]] column "Within the Circle" says that two young [[A.Merritt]] fans burglarized a Carnegie Library for the issues of ''Science and Invention''/ containing The Metal Emperor; and that [[August Derleth]] is 24
- "On Fantasy" by [[CASmith]]
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL Part Fourteen
- "The Demonian Face" is written by [[CASmith]] as though it was an actual hallucination seen in the Bohemian Club in [[San Francisco]]
- [[Schwartz]] and [[Weisinger]]'s "Weird Whisperings" column mentions ''[[WT]]'' authors' pseudonyms
- "The Primal City" by [[CASmith]]
- Another [[Ken Pritchard]] "true experience" - when his grandfather died, all the doors in the house opened and closed by themselves

V.2#4, Whole No.16 - December 1934 - 16pp
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL Part Fifteen
- [[H. Koenig]] on [[William Hope Hodgson]]
- "The Sorcery of Aphlar" by [[Duane W. Rimel]]
- ""Prose Pastels" #4 "The Passing of Aphrodite" by [[CASmith]]
- [[Fred Anger]] and [[Louis C. Smith]] interview [[E. Hoffmann Price]]
- "The Laughter of a Ghoul" by [[Robert Bloch]]
- The second of a series by [[Robert Nelson]], "The Feast of the Centaurs" - apparently ideas for stories not written
- A brief note that [[Seabury Quinn]] was a lawyer specializing as a medico-legal consultant

V.2#5, Whole No.17 - January 1935 - 16pp
- A "Special Weird Poetry" issue. [[Hornig]] says he has gotten more contributions of material than he has room to print and will use the best material first
- Prints a nasty anonymous letter inspired by the casual statement in #15 that "the average intelligence of the general public was that of a moron" - this is indeed an overstatement, as the average intelligence, insofar as it can be quantified, is an IQ of 100 by definition. In the 30s the term "moron" was used to refer to people who scored 51-70 on the Binet scale.
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]''SHIL Part Sixteen
- [[Hoy Ping Pong]] parodies Pritchard's "true experience" series with "The Monstrosity (A True Expense)"
- On the same page, Pritchard recounts seeing a moving beam of light over Pittsfield MA
- Alonzo Leonard is said to have compiled a 48-volume "Encyclopedia Satanic"
- Two "Fungi from Yuggoth", "The Key" and "Homecoming"
- [[Duane W. Rimel]]'s poem "Late Revenge"
- "Voices of the Night: 2.Babel" by [[Robert E. Howard]]
- [[P. J. Searles]] reviews ''Lost Horizon'', the famous Shangri-La novel
- [[Bob Tucker]] notes that with the loss of ''[[Scoops]]'' there is little magazine [[SF]] in England

V.2#6, Whole No.18 - February 1935 - 16pp
- And last - [[Hornig]] says there just aren't enough subscriptions to support the magazine, and that unused material will be returned to the authors. He asks subscribers to accept back issues in lieu of refunds
- ''[[Supernatural Horror in Literature]]'' Part Seventeen
- "The Slanting Shadow" by [[August Derleth]] - spookery set in Wisconsin
- "The Legacy" by [[Kenneth B. Pritchard]]
- A long column entry by [[F. Lee Baldwin]] on Adolph de Castro (now 74), who interviewed Pancho Villa about the disappearance of [[Ambrose Bierce]]. His birth name was Gustav Adolf Danziger. He came to the US in 1886 and worked as a dentist and then was US consul at Madrid. With [[Bierce]] he translated from the German ''The Monk'' and the ''Hangman's Daughter'' by Richard Voss
- Annals of the Jinns No.9, "The Mirror" by [[R. H. Barlow]]
- "The Little Old Lady" by [[P. J. Searles]]



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Other contributors:Conrad H. Ruppert - Duane W. Rimel - J. Allen St. John - Louis C. Smith
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