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Saturday, February 16, 2008


The Insider #264-5

Michelle Zellich, Fenton MO/ mzellich@csc.com OR michelle@zellich.com / $10/year / Thick, jolly, colorful zine of cartoons, reprints, birthdays, news, photos, reviews, anything else the wonderful editor can get her hands on to share with her fellow members of the St. Louis SF Society. I didn't know Algis Budrys shared a birthday with Elvis! There's an insightful (if infuriating) interview with Ridley Scott about the ultimate edition of Blade Runner (by imagining Deckard as a replicant, he shows he missed the whole point of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?); there's a rich section of science stuff (sunshine explained!); there's a review by Tim Bolgeo of the NASFiC Michelle and husband Rich put on last summer (note: I needed years to learn myself that "erstwhile" means "former"); there are reviews by Michelle (she likes the 7th Harry Potter, as did we). The December number announces the Zs' New Year's Eve party, prints recipes, gives more science news (new lakes found on Titan!), media notes, and prints several eulogies for Hank Reinhardt, greatly appreciated by his rebel friends. A helluva spirit courses throughout this zine, the effort and the image of one of fandom's flowers. Love it.

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