Peon

A fanzine with 38 issues published by Charles Lee Riddle from 1948 to 1957 — astonishingly, while Riddle was also serving a career in the Navy.

Peon itself was unusual in several ways. To begin with, Riddle launched the fanzine by sending copies to 300 fans — a huge number for the time — and got almost 100 LoCs in response. It paid a dollar for the best letter in each issue and used an odd paper size, just a bit smaller than standard (the US Government special standard for that era of 8'x10.5".)

An archive can be found at http://peon.currentsky.com/peon.html and also at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Peon/

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 July 1948 20
2 September 1948 20
3 October 1948 22
4 November 1948 20
5 December 1948 8
6 May 1949 34
7 February 1949 20
8 May 1949 34
9 August 1949 24
10 October 1949 20
11 December 1949 22
12 March 1050 20
13 May 1950 46
14 July 1950 26
15 October 1950 30
16 December 1950 40
17 February 1951 32
18 April 1951 18
19 June 1951 28
20 September 1951 26
21 December 1951 30
22 May 1952 38
23 July 1952 32
24 November 1952 34
25 December 1952 30
26 February 1953 36
27 May 1953 36
28 September 1953 30
29 November 1953 32
30 January 1954 36
31 (V6.2) March 1954 40
32 August 1954 40
33 November 1954 42
34 February 1955 40
35 May 1955 42
36 December 1955 34
37 October 1956 26
38 February 1957 32 Final issue

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