Saturday, February 16, 2008
Jerry Kaufman & Suzanne Tompkins, P.O. Box 25075, Seattle WA 98165 / firstname.lastname@example.org / also on eFanzines / Great Stiles artwork fore and aft and, in collaboration with Rotsler, in-between his supporters are keeping Steve in the fore as Hugo ballot time rolls around. The editors of Littlebrook call their zine a "journal of Popular Culture", a label they seek to deserve through a content of varied subject matter: Sherlock Holmes, westerns, movies even an original play. It's physics that interests Jerry in his opening editorial, as he muses upon the spooky appeal of time travel stories they bring the "biggest shivers of awe and wonder." Reading of an experiment in the "Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox," involving time travel between sub-atomic particles, he's moved to contribute financially to the research. Stu Shiffman's has both art and text contributions to this issue: the text is a piece on why silent cowboy star William S. Hart should have played Sherlock Holmes, as suggested by a wild Howard Waldrop story. Hart does look the part in mufti. Jim Young's piece on The Prestige and The Illusionist could begin a series on movie magicians: Vincent Price's Mad Magician was a superior horror film and of course, Houdini made a number of silent movies. William Breiding provides an appreciation of Johnny Paycheck, the "real hillbilly patron saint of juke joint honky-tonk" it would have been at home in my last Challenger! After a short story from John Berry, Andy Hooper gives us "Avramania", a fannish play (beautifully illustrated by Shiffman) built on the works of Avram Davidson. I well remember that dour, brilliant, extremely funny gentleman. Ms. Tompkins, in her "Suziecol", laments the (very familiar) problems brought on by a recent blizzard, a human and personal capper to this very civilized, competent and adult publication.