Lan's Lantern

A fanzine published by George "Lan" Laskowski which as an appreciation zine, and specialized in issues with articles celebrating a single author. It received numerous Hugo nominations and won twice:

Wins: 1986 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1991 Best Fanzine Hugo.

Nominated: 1987 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1988 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1989 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1990 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1992 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1993 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1994 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1995 Best Fanzine Hugo, 1996 Best Fanzine Hugo.

It is sometimes referred to as an appreciation zine because it specialized in issues with articles celebrating a single SF author — such as issue #11, which focused on Clifford D. Simak, or issue #9, which focused on Jack Williamson.

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 April 1976 30
2
3 1976 26
4 1977 52
5 Summer 1977 36?
6 Autumn 1977 44
7 Winter 1977-78
8 March 1979 64
9 May 1979 42 Jack Williamson special issue
10 June 1980 60
11 July 1981 90 Clifford Simak special issue
12 April 1983 54
13 August 1983 46
14 May 1984 50
15 August 1984 78
16 March 1985 48 Andre Norton special issue
17 July 1985 60
18 December 1985 80
19 April 1986 78
20 July 1986 104
21 October 1986 110
22 February 1987 122
23 June 1987 140
24 November 1987 32 L. Sprague de Camp special issue
25 February 1988 140
26 May 1988 126
27 August 1988 138
28 December 1988 36 Arthur C. Clarke special issue
29 January 1989 60 William F. Temple and Lester Del Rey special issue
30 June 1989 148
31 August 1989 120
32 March 1990 138
33 May 1990 62 Robert Heinlein issue
34 June 1990 38
35 December 1990 178
36 March 1991 44
37 May 1991 36 A. E. van Vogt special issue
38 July 1992 54 Fritz Leiber special issue
39 August 1991 160
40 September 1992 152
41 July 1993 152
42 May 1994 152
43 March 1995
44 March 1996 32
45
46 November 1997 34
47 December 1998 66

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