George Alec Effinger


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.”

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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
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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