Fantastic Nov. 1976

Fantastic Nov. 1976

This issue Ted White laments the passing of rising star Thomas Burnett Swann (1928–1976), who succumbed to a second bout with cancer on May 5, 1976. White announced plans to publish Swann’s untitled “prequel” to Day of the Minotaur and The Forest of Forever in a future issue, but it seems a wish never unfulfilled.

Contents Page
Ted White: Editorial
Fred Saberhagen “The White Bull” art by Steve Fabian
Robert Thurston
“Parker Frightened on a Tightrope” art by Richard Olsen
Brian Lumley
“Tharquest and the Lamia Orbiquita” art by Doug Beekman
Lin Carter
“Black Moonlight” (Thongor) art by Tony Gleeson
L. Sprague de Camp
: Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers: White Wizard in Tweeds (J.R.R. Tolkien)
Dennis More “The Forest of Andred” (Felimid) art by Steve Fabian
Fritz Leiber
: Fantasy Books
Supernatural Cats edited by Claire Necker
The Personal Eye by Clarence John Laughlin
Kings of Horror by Arthur Machen & Robert W. Chambers
The Ancient Mysteries Reader edited by Peter Haining
According to You (Letters)
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Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 25 No. 5 November 1976
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor, Emeritus: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editors: Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Doug Beekman
5.25” x 7.75” 132 pages $1.00

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