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Fantastic August 1976

Fantastic August 1976

A sentence from Ted White’s editorial in this issue seems quite relevant to the current situation in Washington on this Friday the 13th:

“”Basically, we each bring our own attitudes to what we read—and we read the same things very differently.”

Contents Page
Ted White: Editorial
Avram Davidson “Bloody Man” art by Steve Fabian
Ova Hamlet “God of the Naked Unicorn” art by Daniel J. Steffan
Grania Davis
“New-Way-Groovers Stew” art by Tony Gleeson
L. Sprague de Camp
“Algy” art by Joe Staton
Clark Ashton Smith & Lin Carter
“The Stairs in the Crypt” art by Richard Olson
Dennis More
“The Atheling’s Wife” art by Steve Fabian
Steven Utley
“OCean”
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books
Deathbed Stories by Harlan Ellison
Gods, Men and Ghosts by Lord Dunsany
Harrigan’s File by August Derleth
Disclosures in Scarlet by Carl Jacobi
The Miscast Barbarian by L. Sprague de Camp
According to You (Letters)
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 25 No. 4 August 1976
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor, Emeritus: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editors: Lou Stathis, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Steve Fabian
5.25” x 7.75” 132 pages $1.00

Fantastic May 1976

Fantastic May 1976

Among other topics, Ted White discusses two spoken-word record albums in this editorial this issue— Robert E. Howard: From the Hells Beneath the Hells (Alternate World Recordings) and Robert E. Howard’s Conan (Moondance Production). After his comments about the albums themselves he contemplates their future:

“Still, I wonder how great the market is for spoken-word recordings in our field. Such records cannot be used as “background music,” they demand one’s total attention. In this day and age, is anyone ready to give up half and hour or more of his or her time in order to listen to spoken recordings? How many times can one play and enjoy such records before tiring of them?”

The problem was the media. Vinyl isn’t portable. Now that spoken word recording have gone digital, their popularity has soared. A perfect accompaniment to driving or exercise or a slew of other tasks.

Contents Page
Ted White: Editorial
Randall Garrett “The Sixteen Keys” art by Richard Olsen
Best By Mail
Robert Thurston “One Magic Ring, Used” art by Joel Pollack
George R.R. Martin
“The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr” art by Steve Fabian
Karl Edward Wagner
“Two Suns Setting” art by Jeff Jones
Michael F.X. Milhaus
“In a Pig’s Eye” art by Steve Fabian
J.J. Russ
“Pinnoke” art by Roy Comiskey
Jack Haldeman & Jack Dann
“Limits” art by Tony Gleeson
Kendall Evans
“The Day I Lost It”
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books
A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Andersson
The Not-World by Thomas Burnett Swann
Xelucha by M.P. Shiel
From Evil’s Pillow by Basil Copper
Stories of Darkness and Dread by Joseph Payne Brennan
Dreams from R’Lyeh by Lin Carter
Citadels of Mystery by L. Sprague and Catherine C de Camp
Fantasy Collector’s Annual 1974, 1975, and The Fire-Fiend and the Raven edited by Gerry de la Ree
The Bradbury Companion by William F. Nolan
According to You (Letters)
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 25 No. 3 May 1976
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor, Emeritus: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editors: Lou Stathis, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Steve Hickman
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages $1.00

Fantastic Feb. 1976

Fantastic Feb. 1976

Excerpts from Ted White’s editorial:
“The situation we find ourselves in today is overwhelming to some people.”

“So they turn to something which will give their lives and their universe meaning. They turn to superstition—to fantasy, in its broader sense.”

“Our cover this issue is one of which I am particularly proud. I think it marks a new breakthrough for Steve Fabian, the artist.”

Contents
Ted White: Editorial
Gordon Eklund “The Locust Descending” art by Stephen E. Fabian
Grania Davis “It’s Hard to Get Into College, Nowadays” art by Richard Olsen
Robert Thurston “Groups” art by Joe Staton
Michael F.X. Milhaus “A Personal Demon” art by Dan Steffan
Lin Carter
“People of the Dragon” art by Marcus Boas
Marvin Kaye
“The Incredible Umbrella” art by Stephen E. Fabian
According to You (Letters)
Best By Mail
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 25 No. 2 February 1976
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor, Emeritus: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editors: Lou Stathis, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Stephen E. Fabian
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages $1.00

Fantastic Dec. 1975

Fantastic Dec. 1975

Excerpts from Ted White’s editorial:

“Last issue, in a last-minute decision after the issue had been completely made up and was ready to print, we raised our cover price from 75¢ to $1.00 a copy. We had hoped to avoid this move, having raised our price from 60¢ only a year and half earlier. However, economic realities made it necessary—I do not think I need to tell you that the rate of inflation in our economy in the last year has been frightening.”

“We could not increase the number of our pages, paper costs being what they are, but we have decreased the size of our type—going from 10-point type for the stories to 9-point, which adds in equivilent wordage an extra two stories to this issue. This is a permanent change, and it means more fiction every issue.”

Contents
Best By Mail (Classifieds)
Ted White: Editorial
Avram Davidson “The Church of Saint Satan and Pandaemons” art by Richard Olsen
Lin Carter “The City in the Jewel” art by Stephen E. Fabian
George Alec Effinger “Lydectes: On the Nature of Sports” art by Joe Staton
Vsevolod Ivanov “Sisyphus, Son of Aeolus” translated by John W. Andrews, art by Tony Gleeson
Barry N. Malzberg “The Thing Down Hallway 9”
James Lincoln Warren “The Purvess Incident” art by Marcus Boas
Colin Saxton “The Flyer” art by Colin Saxton
Richard Stooker “The Pi-a-saw Bird” art by Michael Nally
Felix C. Gotschaulk “Pandora’s Cryogenic Box”
David R. Bunch “The Strange Case of the Birds”
L. Sprague de Camp: Literary Swordsmen & Sorcerers (The Architect of Camelot)
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books
According to You (Letters)
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 25 No. 1 December 1975
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor, Emeritus: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editors: Lou Stathis, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages $1.00

Fantastic Oct. 1975

Fantastic Oct. 1975

Contents
Ted White: Editorial
Avram Davidson “The Case of the Mother-In-Law-of-Pearl” art by Richard Olsen
Clark Ashton Smith & Lin Carter “The Scroll of Morloc” art by Michael Nally
Dennis More “Fugitives in Winter” art by Laurence Kamp
W.S. Doxey “From Bondeen to Ramur” art by Tony Gleeson
Addison Steele II “The Wedding of Ova Hamlet” art by Joe Staton
Robert Thurston “The Haunted Writing Manual” art by Marcus Boas
Grania D. Davis “To Whom It May Concern” art by Stephen E. Fabian
Grant Carrington “A Shakespearean Incident”
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books
According to You (Letters)
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 24 No. 6 October 1975
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor, Emeritus: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editors: Lou Stathis, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Marcus Boas
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages $1.00

Fantastic Aug. 1975

Fantastic Aug. 1975

Contents
Ted White: Editorial
R.A. Lafferty “Old Halloweens on the Guna Slopes” art by Richard Olsen
Harvey Schreiber “Death from the Sea” art by Steve Fabian
Barry N. Malzberg “Transfer” art by Tony Gleeson
Joe Haldeman “The Devil His Due”
L. Sprague de Camp: Literary Swordsmen & Sorcerers (El-Ron of the City of Brass)
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books
Michael Moorcock “Count Brass” Part Two (Dorian Hawkmoon) art by Harry Rolland
According to You (Letters)
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 24 No. 5 August 1975
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editor: Lou Stathis, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Harry Rolland
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages 75¢

Fantastic June 1975

Fantastic June 1975
Fantastic June 1975

Contents
Grant Carrington: Editorial on Clarion
Michael Moorcock “Count Brass” Part One (Darian Hawkmoon) art by Harry Roland
Robert E. Howard & Lin Carter “The Tower of Time” art by Michael Nally
Jack D. Haldeman II “Laura’s Theme” art by Richard Olsen
Richard W. Brown “The Adventures of Jack and that Which Befell Him” art by Ken Kelly
Williams Nabors “Goodbye Joe Quietwater—Hello!” art by Tony Gleeson
Robert F. Young “Techmech” art by Lawrence Kamp
Al Sirois “The Woman Machine”
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books
According to You (Letters)
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 24 No. 4 April 1975
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editor: Moshe Feder, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Harry Roland
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages 75¢

Fantastic April 1975

Fantastic April 1975

Contents
Ted White: Editorial
Fritz Leiber “Under the Thumbs of the Gods” (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser) art by Stephen Fabian
Barry N. Malzberg “Dance”
Ross Rocklynne “Emptying the Plate” art by Tony Gleeson
Frank Belknap Long “Cottage Tenant” art by Michael Nally
Jack Dann “Fragmentary Blue” art by Richard Olsen
Ova Hamlet “Young Nurse Nebuchadnezzar” art by Dan Steffan
David R. Bunch “End of a Singer”
R.A. Montana “Interstate 15”
John Shirley “Silent Crickets”
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books
According to You
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories Vol. 24 No. 3 April 1975
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Assoc. Publisher: Arthur Bernhard
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editor: Moshe Feder, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Stephen E. Fabian
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages 75¢

On page 103 of this issue is the Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation which reveals an average distribution of 66,957 copies, of which only 23,631 are paid circulation (newsstands 22,183 and subscription 1,448). Roughly a third were sold and two thirds were returned.

Fantastic Feb. 1975 Contents

Fantastic Feb. 1975

Contents
Ted White: Editorial
L. Sprague de Camp & Lin Carter “Shadows in the Skull” (Conan) art by Michael Nally
Robert F. Young “Perchance to Dream” art by Stephen Fabian
C.L. Grant “To Be a Witch, in Three Quarter Time” art by Jeff Jones
Juanita Coulson “The Dragon of Tor-Nali” art by Mike Kaluta
Gardner R. Dubious “Dissenting”
Ian McEwan “Solid Geometry” art by Richard Olsen
Alpajpuri “Asylum in the Concrete”
Bruce B. Arthurs “The Return of Captain Nucleus” art by Joe Staton
Fritz Leiber: Fantasy Books (Reviews)
According to You (Letters)
Classified Advertisements

Fantastic Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories Vol. 24 No. 2 Feb. 1975
Publisher: Sol Cohen
Editor: Ted White
Assoc. Editor: Grant Carrington
Assist. Editor: Moshe Feder, Terry Hughes
Art Director: J. Edwards
Cover: Stephen E. Fabian
5.25” x 7.75” 130 pages 75¢