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Robert E. Gilbert in Black and White

In the 1960s and early 1970s Robert E. Gilbert (or REG as he was known) was a prolific fan artist in science fiction fandom–and a popular one. More than once the members of the Southern Fandom Press Alliance voted him Best Fan Artist, and his work appeared on the covers and inside of Hugo Award […]

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Outre’ #1: Cover, flash fiction, natter.

Back in the mists of prehistory when I was fifteen, I edited Outre’ #1, the first of six issues of that zine and the first fanzine I ever edited. Probably I should just let sleeping BEMs lie. Lots of zine editors from back in Sixties would rather their first effort remain unseen, and that’s not […]

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Artist Robert E. Gilbert (REG)

Robert E. Gilbert, who signed his work REG, was arguably the most prolific and popular illustrator of SF fanzines in the 1960s. His covers and interior illos were nearly ubiquitous, particularly in midwestern and southern zines. They appeared everywhere from popular regional zines like Iscariot, Maelstrom, and Double Bill to Hugo-nominated zines like Yandro and […]

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FROM OUTRE’ 4: 3 POEMS, 1 ILLO, 1 VIGNETTE

 The other day I ran across a copy of Outre #4 , a SF fanzine I published in 1969 for the Southern Fandom Press Alliance (SFPA). Took me back, allright. The cover is by Glen Brock, who was also in SFPA at the time, and I think it’s pretty cool Sixties fanzine art. A lot of energy in that […]

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Preliminary Cover Sketches for JIMMY STU LIVES!

My novel Jimmy Stu Lives!, a satire set in the framework of a science-fiction adventure, should be coming out sometime next month from Penumbra Publishing (www.penumbrapublishing.com) . Joe Staton, an artist whose work I very much admire, is doing the cover for it. Joe and I were both in Southern Fandom Press Alliance (SFPA ) back in the Sixties […]

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