Images from 2019 calendar

Hiss. Buzz. Hum.

If you’e looking for fab gift ideas, try Hiss. Buzz. Hum. Artist/Designer C.C. has created a wonderful collection of calendars, prints, sculptures, cards, jewelry, etc. I’ve been enjoying her desktop calendars for years. The 2019 edition…

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Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1

An excerpt from my review of BCMM No. 1 from The Digest Enthusiast No. 7: Editors John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe welcome their readers to the first edition
of BCMM from their “The Cat’s Perch” introduction.…

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The Origins of Espionage

Writer Josh Pachter recalls the start-up of Espionage Magazine in “I Spy” from The Digest Enthusiast No. 7. Below is an excerpt from his article: “Editor/Publisher Jackie Lewis and Associate Publisher Jeri Winston were already involved…

Telzey Amberdon by Joe Wehrle, Jr.

Telzey Amberdon

Excerpt from Joe Wehrle, Jr.’s article on “The Telzey Amberdon Stories of James H. Schmitz” in The Digest Enthusiast No. 7: James H. Schmitz wrote a number of stories about a future world where many things…

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Introducing D&O: The Magazine

Excerpt from the review of Down & Out: The Magazine No. 1 in The Digest Enthusiast No. 7. Editor Rick Ollerman introduces his new magazine with the assertion, “Digest magazines aren’t what they used to be.”…

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The Occult Digest

Excerpt from Tom Brinkmann’s article on The Occult Digest from The Digest Enthusiast book seven: “The Occult Digest was an amazingly intense publication from 1920s Chicago that had two dynamic women editors who were also the…

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The American Bystander No. 8

Apparently I didn’t get my change of address in quick enough, but the eighth issue of Michael Gerber’s excellent The American Bystander has arrived at last. Departments Frontispiece: “Mechanical Sex” by Tom Hachtman Publisher’s Letter by…

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Space Science Fiction No. 1

Space Science Fiction Vol. 1 No. 1 May 1952 Contents Lester del Ray: Editorial Lester del Ray “Pursuit” Jerry Sohl “The Ultroom Error” Isaac Asimov “Youth” George O. Smith: Science—Fiction and Fact Henry Kuttner “The Ego…