Now for the promised dissection of the new semiprozine as promised earlier in this review. ((Something wrong with that sentence...)) It is obvious to see that it is impossible to criticize this thing on a common basis with the prozines.
Semi-prozine…Slick, proffessional [sic] looking fanzines that charge prozine prices.
You can either pick a really serious stfnal name like, oh, Starship or Science Fiction Essays and go the semi-prozine rout, or you can pick an off-the wall name and be crazy-fannish.
At least in 1980 a rule that chopped out semi-prozines would still have left unrecognized the fanzines I personally consider best.
The semi-prozines of our field mirror the "little magazines" of the mainstream in function, holding to professional editorial standards and publishing the next generation of writers, along with some of the present masters.
In addition to antedatings, we would like further cites from other sources of any date.
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