Published in paper and on-line annually beginning in 2001, Argentus is a general science fiction 'zine. Occasionally an on-line only “Special Edition” is published which focuses on a specific theme. So far these have included science fiction fans and authors on game shows (2005), con-running (2009), and the completion of Neptune’s first orbit (2011). The regular 2005 issue contained writing by authors who shared Silver's alliterative initials.
Contributors include Michael Appleton, Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ:, Mike Glyer, John Hertz, Rich Horton, Fred Lerner, Rich Lynch, Cheryl Morgan, Michael D. Thomas, and Frank Wu. Several pros have also contributed articles.
Each issue contains numerous articles on a variety of topics, which can range from a look at silent film comedians to the tolerance of science fiction fans. The final section of each issue is entitled a "mock section," in which writers are asked to write an entry based on a theme, such as reviewing a fictitious version of a film based on a favorite book. The mock section is separated from the main body of the 'zine by a letter column.
|Special Edition 1||2005||74||Argentus Guide to Game Shows|
|5||2005||25||The Alliterative Argentus|
|8||2008||41||Winner of the Chronic Rift Roundtable Award for Best Fanzine|
|Special Edition 2||2009||84||Argentus Presents the Art of the Con|
|Special Edition 3||2011||52||Neptune (issued the day Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery)|
|Special Edition 4||2012||31||From Argentus to Zenith|
|14||2014||68||Issued on the Centennial of Tucker's birth, it included a section in honor of Tucker rather than a mock section|