The ALIEN CRITIC


The ALIEN CRITIC
   US FANZINE ed from Portland, Oregon, by Richard E.GEIS. For its first 3 issues, AC was an informal magazine written entirely by the editor and titled Richard E.Geis. With the title-change in 1973, the magazine's contents began to diversify, featuring regular columns by John BRUNNER and Ted WHITE as well as a variety of articles and a series of interviews with sf authors and artists, although its characteristic flavour still derived from the editor's own outspoken reviews and commentary. With 12 in 1975 the title changed to Science Fiction Review, a title used also by Geis for his previous fanzine PSYCHOTIC. TAC/Science Fiction Review won HUGOS for Best Fanzine in 1974 (shared), 1975, 1977 and 1979. TAC's circulation became quite wide, and it effectively became a SEMIPROZINE. In pain from arthritis, Geis cancelled the magazine after 61, Nov 1986, though he continued to publish shorter, more personal fanzines under other titles. Science Fiction Review was revived as a semiprozine in 1989, with some fiction added to the old SFR mix; 10 issues to May 1992, none since, ed Elton Elliott. The schedule changed from quarterly to monthly with 5, Dec 1991, at which point the magazine also began to be sold at newsstands. This brave attempt at making a SMALL-PRESS magazine fully professional foundered five issues later.

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