Bete Noire

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A FAPAzine edited by Redd Boggs. The first four issues were named Cockatrice.

Issue Date Pages FAPA mailing Notes
1 Summer 1962 14 100 Initially titled Cockatrice. A. o. comments on "the Ed Martin affair", i. e. critique of his "ouster" from FAPA over Grotesque
2 Autumn 1962 4
3
4
5 Summer 1963 16 Now titled Bete Noire
6 Autumn 1963 10 105 Motto below masthead "Improve every opportunity to express yourself in writing, as if it were your last. — Thoreau, Journal, 17 December 1851", repeated on following issues. Front & back cover illos by George Metzger, on their inside poems by Bill Blackbeard
7 Winter 1963
8 April 1964 6 107
9 Summer 1964 4
10 Nov 1964 Autumn 1974 46 149 "… intended for circulation with FAPA mailing #109, autumn 1964, and is actually being sent out with FAPA mailing #149, autumn 1974." Long conrep about Pacificon II stenciled in 1964/5, with new introduction and other material dated 3 Nov 1974
17 Summer 1966 8 subtitled "THE MAGAZINE OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE, ART, AND POLITICS"; opens with poem "Lamplight Under Stars" by August Derleth
18 Autumn 1967 10
19 Spring 1970 8
20 Summer 1970 8
21 Autumn 1970 6
22 Winter 1970 8
23 Summer 1972 8
24 October 1972 8 141
25 July 1973 18 144
26 July 1974 4 148 content is "Frolic Footnotes to a Life: Some Fannish Memories 5. Tap-tap-taptap-tap-tap-ping", on history of Boggs's typewriters
58 1964 2 Spoof issue titled Betenoire, dated Autumn, 1976 as by "Greg Boggs"

Bete Noire online at fanac.org


Publication 1962
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