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Publication: The Alien Critic, May 1973

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  • Publication: The Alien Critic, May 1973Publication Record # 243021 (View All Issues) (View Issue Grid)
  • Editor: Richard E. Geis
  • Date: 1973-05-00
  • Publisher: Richard E. Geis
  • Price:
    $1.00?$: US dollar
  • Pages: 68
  • Format:
    octavo?5.5" by 8.5" magazine, usually saddle-stapled, instead of side-stapled or glued
  • Type: FANZINE
  • Cover: The Alien Critic, May 1973 (1973) • by Tim Kirk
  • Notes:
    • Inside date: "May, 1973 - Whole Number Five - Vol. 2, No. 2".
    • Front & back cover artists credited on inside front cover. Front is signed, back is unsigned.
    • Cover undated, only states "The Alien Critic Number Five".
    • Price from subscription data on publisher page.
    • Saddle stitched, 5.5" x 8.5".
    • Stated "Print run 2000".
    • An extensive review of Ellison's Again, Dangerous Visions starts on p. 7, skipping to pp. 15, 20, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 41, 52 & 55 .
    • On p. 16 an uncredited letter published in New Libertarian Notes #9 has no speculative content is not listed in the ToC.
    • On p. 26 an article on cartoons by Don Markstein is reprinted from Tandstikkerzeitung #1; it has no speculative content and is not listed in the ToC.
    • Small non-speculative articles are found throughout the publication, are not listed in the ToC and are not indexed here.
    • SF Notes is a column occurring several times throughout the publication and deals with various topics:
      • p. 10: Comments on Poul Anderson's novelet "The Problem of Pain".
      • p. 40: Comments on stories from the March 1973 issues of Galaxy and F&SF.
      • p. 50: Comments on Gene Roddenberry's Genesis II; brief notes from Harlan Ellison; John Brunner's novelette "Who Steals My Purse"; CBS made-for-tv movie Horror at 37,000 Feet.
      • p. 58: Comments on Weird Tales, Summer 1973; the 1972 John Campbell Memorial Awards.
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Editor Title: The Alien Critic - 1973 • [Science Fiction Review (2nd Series)] • (1973) • edited by Richard E. Geis

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