Archive for February, 2007

Checkpoint archive complete!

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

This, no doubt to everyone’s relief, should be the last post about that on-line archive of Peter Roberts’s Checkpoint. Thanks to a final push by Mark Plummer, Earl Kemp, Bill Burns and Jim Linwood, who shared the rekeying work, I’ve just uploaded the one remaining issue — number 1 of the first series, dated April 1969. Whatever next?

Checkpoint 0 (first series), December 1968

Friday, February 16th, 2007

You wait for years and then two come along at once. Another bit of fan history, this time rekeyed by the stakhanovite Peter Sullivan. Two to go …

Later that day: Claire Brialey asked for, was sent, rekeyed and returned Checkpoint 6/7. The single remaining issue is being parcelled out in one- and two-page chunks, just to get the project finished. See here.

Checkpoint 2 (first series), July 1969

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

The excellent Claire Brialey has just rekeyed this issue for the now almost complete Checkpoint archive. Ancient history, of course, but still of curious interest to certain ancient fans who remember the zines reviewed therein. Only three more issues to go!

M. John Harrison: Nova Swing

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

This wraps up the on-line archive of my 2006 SFX reviews. Not that many, because I was busy and turned down several opportunities (especially if they also meant reading two or three previous fat novels in a series); not long enough to say much about any book, because that’s the SFX way.

SFX 150 column

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

“The Eyeballs of Thog”.

Ansible 235, February 2007

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

It’s here.