New Libertarian Notes
A mostly political fanzine with some fannish material published from 1970 by Samuel Edward Konkin III in New York City and then (under different titles) in Long Beach, California. Issues marked Renaissance Includes J. J. Pierce's fanzine Renaissance as an insert.
In 1975 it'd became New Libertarian Weekly and changed its format to one of short newszine. Then, after two years of being printed every week on schedule it had been folded and became New Libertarian monthly zine (then bi-monthly and then editor started having one problem after another but yet managed to publish some issues). There were several other titles with just a handful of issues. Total number of issues is 187 with the last issue of New Libertarian published in 1990 (tribute to Robert A. Heinlein issue).
Volume 2 (New Libertarian Notes proper) contained a lot of fannish materials, especially when it started. There were reviews of Heinlein and Anderson by Richard Friedman, three All-SF issues, Heinlein interview by J. Neil Schulman, the beginning of Rann Gold trilogy (Agent for Anarchy, Statesman, Dragon's Bane) by SEK3 himself, John J. Pierce's Renaissance supplement, and various fanart.
In volume 3 (New Libertarian Weekly) there were a regular SF column "Speculations" with reviews of fanzines, prozines, and occasionally with small sercon articles, a semi-regular column by Robert Anton Wilson (co-author of The Illuminatus! Trilogy) and interview with him, two comic strips. There were two more All-SF issues during those two years.
Volume 4 (New Libertarian) was, generally, less fannish, but it's where Dragon's Bane serialization was finished. And three more All-SF issues (including the last one, tribute to Robert A. Heinlein.)
Other titles include Laissez Faire! (five issues, all but the first are lost) New Libertarian: The Newsletter (five issues), New Libertarian Notes & Calendar (ten issues), Strategy of New Libertarian Alliance (two issues), Agorist Quarterly (only one issue). All of them were libertarian genzines, almost no fannish content at all.
In early 2000s SEK3 planned on re-animating New Libertarian (with a website as well) and even started gathering possible contributors in an email list, but nothing was ever finished until his death in 2004.
Most of time it was a nice typeset letter-sized zine with black-and-white art, contributors were paid by word, letters from subscribers were published and answered in special Epistolary section and various ads were published in classified Black Market section. Starting with volume 3, there was also Calendar column with listing of libertarian movement events and sometimes also fannish (frefen) events.
|Vol.||Issue||Date||Pages||Notes||NL Whole Number|
|1||1||February 1, 1970||2||The very first issue||NL001|
|1||5||June, 1970||Issues 2-5 are lost.||NL005|
|New Libertarian Notes|
|2||13||September, 1972||28||All-SF Issue||NL018|
|2||25||September, 1973||48||All-SF Issue||NL030|
|2||36||November, 1974||32||"Anarchist Graffiti. Where Were You In '69?"||NL041|
|New Libertarian Weekly|
|3||1||November 30, 1975||8||"Libertarians Have First Weekly!"||NL044|
|3||18||April 18, 1976||4||"Renaissance Folds!"|
|3||38/39||August 29, 1976 - September 5, 1976||16||4th All-SF Issue, also numbered as New Libertarian Notes vol. 2 number 39|
|3||88/89||September 4, 1977||12||5th All-SF Issue, also numbered as New Libertarian Notes vol. 2 number 40|
|3||101||December 25, 1977||6||"Only Libertarian Weekly Folds But New Libertarian To Carry On!"||NL144|
|4||5/6||October, 1978 - January, 1980||32||6th All-SF Issue||NL155|
|5||9||April-June, 1981||24||It became volume 5 at some moment but in some really weird way. There is not much info on kopubco's site.||NL159|
|5||12.5||September, 1984||2||"New Libertarian has certainly been comatose since 1982 and sickly since 1978" --SEK3||NL163|
|4||18/19||December, 1987||32||"Is There a Libertarian Culture?"||NL180|
|NL187 (vol. 4 number 20 and vol. 5 numbers 9/10)||September, 1990||68||8th All-SF Issue (tribute to Robert A. Heinlein). Notice the odd numbering. The very last issue.||NL187|
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