Endeavor was a fanzine created in 1970 by Kurt Erichsen and Dale Nelson, teenaged Oregonian fans of Marvel comics, science fiction, and fantasy. Erichsen, who initially printed the 'zine in his father's architectural office, became sole editor. The 'zine highlighted stories and art by the two friends and others, and ran for 13 issues, its appearance changing after the first few issues from that of a crudzine. Erichsen favored science fiction, and went on to much fannish activity after Endeavor folded. Nelson favored fantasy and, after the Endeavor era, the British ghost story tradition, and his work has appeared in anthologies from Tartarus Press and others. The 'zine featured early work by Paul Chadwick and several others.
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