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When asked why 90 percent of science fiction was crap, Theodore Sturgeon replied that 90 percent of everything was crap. With zines that figure probably rises to about 99.9 percent. Luckily, we have editor Chip Rowe to sift through the detritus of the zine world and distill this entertaining volume. Included are selections from such well-known zines as Beer Frame (wherein ...more
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Published January 2012 by cc Media, Inc. (first published June 1997)
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Lesley
now this is what a collection of zines looks like!
i had so much fun reading this that i tried to ration it out. make it last. of course zines are super random depending on whom makes them, so there were so many different subjects talked about that it was brilliant. super nerdy. hilarious. fascinating. you name it.
plus it seemed to be a good way to either get into zine making or else see what is already out there. and if you fancied any of the ones in particular, you could order them via the in
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Andie Nash
Nov 21, 2013 Andie Nash rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! Great compilation. It made me nostalgic for the "golden age" of zine publishing (the 1990s). There are some really great zines profiled in this collection. I'm sad that so many of them are no longer publishing, but it looks like a handful have made it into the 21st century, which is cool.
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Jun 08, 2016 isa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a reread, but still fun.
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