Texas SF Inquirer

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The Texas SF Inquirer was a 1980s fanzine/clubzine sponsored by FACT and mainly edited by Pat Mueller which served as a newszine with a strong Texas focus. It was nominated for the 1987 Best Fanzine Hugo and won the 1988 Best Fanzine Hugo.

There is a bit of confusion about the editors. Some issues edited by Alexander Slate may have been co-edited by Laurel Slate. Pat Mueller married Dennis Virzi on Oct. 11, 1986 and changed her name, but continued listing herself as "Pat Mueller" for this fanzine.

There was also a degree of feuding within FACT hinted at by Christina Lake's TAFF report (The Caprician 4) which says of the Hugo award, and the first editor: "Excitement in the Texas contingent reached fever pitch when Pat Mueller's Texas SF Inquirer won best fanzine (vindicating her against the forces of evil in the Texas group who'd taken the editorship of the fanzine away from her)." Ah, fandom!.

Issue Date Pages Editor Notes
1 March 1983 2 Pat Mueller
2 May 1983 4 "
3 June 1983 8 "
4 July 1983 4 "
5 August 1983 8 "
6 December 1983 8 "
7 March 1984 8 "
8-9 September 1984 8 "
10-11 January 1985 16 "
12 September 1985 14 "
13 November 1985 8 "
14 January 1986 14 "
15 February 1986 14 "
16 April 1986 6 " editor Pat Mueller announces her upcoming marriage to Dennis Virzi
17 June 1986 20 "
18 August 1986 46 "
19 December 1986 28 "
20 February 1987 36 "
21 July 1987 25 "
22 October 1987 25 "
23 February 1988 22 "
24 May 1988 25 Scott Merritt
25 October 1988 25 "
26 December 1988 28 "
27 1989 19 "
28 1989 16 "
29 1989 22 "
30 January 1990 20 Dale Denton & Alexander Slate
32 1990[1] 18 "
34 1990 16 "
36 September 1990 16 "
40 September 1991 16 "
42 1991 16 "
43 1991 16 "
46 1992 18 "
47 February 1993 18 "
49 April 1993 18 Alexander Slate
51 1993 26 Dale Denton & Alexander Slate
52 April 1994 28 "
55 Winter 1996 44 Brad Foster & Cindy Foster Probably the last issue
  1. Issue 32 came out ahead of issues 30 and 31, and announced that they had done this to get back on schedule and that issues 30 and 31 would be edited by Scott Merritt and Monica Stevens, though #30, at least, wasn't



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