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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Index to the fanzine Xenophile - part 1

Had the good luck recently to acquire a complete run of the fanzine Xenophile. Have been reading a few issues, shocked by the low prices and high dudgeon evinced by subscribers at price increases of pulps to as much as $3 for a late 1930s Black Mask issue. Didn't find it indexed, so this is my take on the index, which i plan to submit to FictionMags once it's done. Will post a few articles from it once I'm done indexing.

Suggestions for articles to post welcome, leave a comment.

If you find a mistake, leave a comment and I'll fix it.

Part 1 covers the first 22 issues.


Xenophile [Vol 1 #1, March 1974] (24pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
2 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
9 · [Untitled poem] · Walter Shedlofsky · pm
12 · Vincent Starrett 1886-1974   · ar
15 · [Untitled poem] · Walter Shedlofsky · pm
24 · To Vincent Starrett · Arch Alfred McKillen · pm

Xenophile [Vol 1 #2, April 1974] (32pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
2 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
8 · [Untitled poem] · Walter Shedlofsky · pm
26 · Pulp Collecting -- For Fun or Fortune · Rusty Hevelin · ar
28 · [Untitled poem] · Walter Shedlofsky · pm

Xenophile [Vol 1 #3, May 1974] (28pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
4 · The Diavolo Quartet · Francis M. Nevins Jr. · ar
6 · The Devil you say · Nick Carr · ar
 · [Untitled poem] · Walter Shedlofsky · pm
 · [Untitled poem] · Walter Shedlofsky · pm
Letters · lc

Xenophile [Vol 1 #4, June 1974] (44pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
7 · Just a little matter of Doom · Bob Sampson · ar
37 · Remembering John Creasey · Francis M. Nevins Jr. · ar
39 · [Untitled poem] · Walter Shedlofsky · pm

Xenophile [Vol 1 #5, July 1974] (44pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
4 · The two faces of Herr Matzu · Nick Carr · ar
6 · Oak Park revisited · Michael Murphy · ss
39 · Tarzan and the Mayas. · John F. Sullivan · ar
Letters · lc

Xenophile [Vol 1 #6, August-September 1974] (32pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
5 · The realm of In-Between · Walter Shedlofsky · ss
8 · The legless runner · Michael Avallone · ar
4 · Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore' · Nick Carr · ar


Xenophile [Vol 1 #7, August-September 1974] (80pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
Illustrations by Frank Hamilton and Bruce Walker
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
5 · Sexton Blake: The Office Boy's Sherlock Holmes? · Fr. Francis Hertzberg · ar; illustrated by Frank Hamilton
7 · The Chronicle of Christoper Syn [Part 1 of 3] · Nick Carr · ar
9 · Biblio-File  ·  · cl
10 · Home workshop Dept: Hand of Glory · Douglas Graves  · ar
12 · A Bibliography of Manly Wade Wellman · Karl E. Wagner & Edwin Murray · ar
65 · Trinapulation of the Albitron · Walter Shedlofsky · ss
66 · Star Magazine: A Summary Checklist · Nils Hardin · ar
68 · Apostil Apostle · Helan Halbach ·
68 · When Pulp was Gold · Michael Avallone · ar
69 · An Index to Fantastic Novels · Gary Shaheen · ar
72 · Some Thoughts about Robert Bloch · Bruce Walker · ar

Xenophile [Vol 1 #8, November 1974] (40pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
4 · Biblio-File  ·  · cl

Xenophile [Vol 1 #9, December 1974] (56 pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
1 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
5 · The Chronicle of Christoper Syn [Part 2 of 3] · Nick Carr · ar
7 · Doc Savage on the air · George Hocutt · ar
9 · Biblio-File  ·  · cl
10 · The Shadow Codes · Walter Shedlofsky · ar
11 · Index to Avon Fantasy and Science Fiction Readers [Part 1 of 2] · Brian Perry · bi
16 · Mini books of Basil Wells · Basil Wells · ar
37 · The little dread Schoolhouse · Michael Avallone · ar

Xenophile [Vol 1 #10, January 1975] (44pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
1 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
2 · The other Shadow · Will Murray · ar
4 · The Strand · Father Francis Hertzberg · ar
5 · Index to Avon Fantasy and Science Fiction Readers [Part 2 of 2] · Brian Perry · bi
8 · The Chronicle of Christoper Syn [Part 3 of 3] · Nick Carr · ar
10 · The pulp reincarnation · Nick Carr · ar
11 · Biblio-File  ·  · cl
12 · Dreams' Tokens · Walter Shedlofsky · pm

Xenophile [Vol 1 #10.5, February 1975] (28pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed

Xenophile [Vol 1 #11, March 1975] (132pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
7 · Lonely are the great (Cornell Woolrich) · Michael Avallone · ar
8 · The smell of pulps · Jon Inouye · ar
9 · Biblio-File  ·  · cl
9 · Ishmael Reed's neo-Hoodooism · Dave Buck · ar
11 · G-8, Flying spy of the pulps · Sidney H. Bradd · ar
17 · The Saint's Boston caper · John A. Dinan · ar
111 · Dinosaur! (Doc Savage) · Bob Sampson · ar
115 · Nippy Weston: Girl Flyer · John Sullivan · ar
118 · HPL: The book that nearly was · Kenneth Faig Jr. · ar
123 · Adieu to the Avenger · Nick Carr · ar
123 · The weirdest tale of all · Emil Petaja · ar
128 · Who Fears the Devil · Karl Edward Wagner · mr
131 · The versatile Vincent · Walter Shedlofsky · pm

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 1, #13, May 1975] (68pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
6 · Emily Dickinson, Where Are You? Herman Melville Called Your Name Last Night in His Sleep! · Ray Bradbury · pm
9 · Ray Bradbury An Index [Part 1 of 3] · Donn Albright · bi
58 · Letters · lc

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 2, #14, June 1975] (68pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
1 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
2 · A Queen Quandary Quickly Quavered in Quixotic Quondam Quotation (A Note on Notations Re: Queen) · Michael Murphy · ar
4 · Editor at work: Ellery Queen and EQMM · Francis M. Nevins Jr. · ar
6 · Biblio-File  ·  · cl
8 · Mystery League: A summary · Nils Hardin · ar
14· Quest for Nirvana · Walter Shedlofsky · pm
14 · Fungi from Yuggoth · Walter Shedlofsky · br
54 · Royal Bloodline: Ellery Queen, Author and Detective · Marvin Lachman · br
55 · From…….. tcqb (The Queen Canon Bibliofile) · Nils Hardin · ar
62 · Letters · lc

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 3, #15, July 1975] (56pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
5 · Will F. Jenkins · James Ellis · ar
6 · An Interview with Murray Leinster · Will F. Jenkins · ar (originally appeared in Fantasy Magazine, Sep 1934)
10 · Biblio-File  ·  · cl
13 · Letters · lc
45 · Memories of Ngai · Walter Shedlofsky · pm
46 · Pulpcon 4 · Nils Hardin · ar
48 · Pulp Information Center· Nils Hardin · cl

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 4, #16, August 1975] (48pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
4 · Pulp Information Center· Nils Hardin · cl
5 · Letters · lc

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 5, #17, September 1975] (64pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
5 · Walter Gibson · Frank Gruber · bg (originally appeared in The Armchair Detective, Jan 1970)
6 · ForeShadowings [Part 1 of 3] · Bill Blackbeard · ar
8 · Grace Note (Grace Culver, Shadow magazine) · Bob Sampson · ar
55 · The Occult detector by J.U. Giesy and Junius B. Smith · William J. Clark · bi
56 · Cole Wilson: A portrait · Nick Carr · ar
58 · Pulp Information Center· Nils Hardin · cl
60 · A clergyman's irregular crime file (assorted book reviews) · Robert E. Washer · ar
61 · Letters · lc

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 6, #18, October 1975] (140pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
2 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
3 · Inside the outsider · Robert Bloch · bg
7 · The Lovecraft family in America · R. Alain Everts · bg
8 · Young man Lovecraft · L. Sprague de Camp · bg
9 · H.P. Lovecraft · Vincent Starrett · pm
10 · Lovecraft's Ladies · Ben P. Indick · ar
13 · H.P. Lovecraft: Rabid Racist - or Compassionate Gentleman? · Dirk W. Mosig · ar
16 · The call of Lovecraft · Willis Conover · ar
17 · Innsmouth revisited · Frank Belknap Long · pm
18 · The Ghost of Ec'h-Pi-El ·  · ar
20 · Ronald Clyne: A portrait ·  · bg
22 · Starrett vs. Machen · Michael Murphy · ar
25 · Groon · Ray Bradbury · pm
28 · Pulp Information Center· Nils Hardin · cl
33 · Letter · E. Hoffman Price · lt
33 · Jules de Grandin returns · Bob Weinberg · ar
34 · The Shadow and the Hieroglyph · Walter Shedlofsky · pm
35 · The work of Clark Ashton Smith · E.P. Berglund · bi
42 · An unborn first edition · Glenn Lord · ar
47 · Contributors · Nils Hardin · ed

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 7, #19, December 1975] (40pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
38 · Pulp Information Center· Nils Hardin · cl

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 7 (should be 8), #20, January 1976] (48pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
3 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
5 · Why I collect Science Fiction · Victor Dricks; Forest J. Ackerman; Gerry de la Ree; Steven Leventhal; Robert Madle; Robert Weinberg · ar
9 · The end of the world and the day after · Robert L. Brown · ar
37 · A remembrance of Fantastic Novels · James Ellis · ar
39 · Pierre Versin's Encyvlopedie · Bruce Robbins · br
40 · Pulp Information Center· Nils Hardin · cl
41 · The long history of Short Stories · William J. Clark · ar
42 · An index to Planet Stories [Part 1 of 4] · Robert O'Malley · bi

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 8(should be 9), #21, March 1976] (60pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
1 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
3 · The Marquis of unremembered Manhunters [Marquis of Broadway] · Francis M. Nevins Jr. · ar
5 · Hammett in Hollywood · William F. Nolan · ar
7 · Spenser: Hardboiled roots · Bernard Drew · ar
8 · Rex Stout · Michael Bourne · ar
9 · Pulp Information Center· Nils Hardin · cl
10 · For mystery critics only: Hard-boiled detective division · Michael Avallone · ar
47 · Vincent Starrett on the hard-boiled school · Michael Murphy · ar
49 · Robert Leslie Bellem: The great unknown · Stephen Mertz · bg
51 · Dan Turner · Nick Carr · ar
52 · Raymond Chandler, novelist · James W. Thomson · bg
54 · A clergyman's irregular crime file (assorted book reviews) · Robert E. Washer · ar
55 · An index to Planet Stories [Part 2 of 4] · Robert O'Malley · bi

Xenophile [Vol 2 No 9(should be 10), #22, March-April 1976] (140pp, 8.5 x 11 in)
1 · Editorial · Nils Hardin · ed
2 · How Fred Gray found happiness with a pulp price guide · Nils Hardin · ss
8 · Fourteen Issues (Scotland Yard magazine) · Bob Sampson · ar
12 · Jimmie Dale: pulp archetype · Don Hutchison · ar
15 · The pulp career of Nicholas Carter · J. Randolph Cox · ar
20 · The Shadow: The Fallen Mighty · Dean A. Grennell · ar
24 · Mistress of violence (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle) · Nick Carr · ar
26 · Fading shadows, fighting men extraordinary · Tom Johnson · ar
30 · ForeShadowings [Part 2 of 3] · Bill Blackbeard · ar
34 · Donald E. Keyhoe and the Brain Devil of G-2 · Sidney H. Bradd · ar
36 · How I got into aviation writing · Arch Whitehouse · bg
38 · Heroes of the flying pulps [Part 1 of 2] · Herm Schreider · ar
40 · An index to Bill Barnes novels · Will Murray · bi
42 · H. Bedford-Jones in Blue Book · William J. Clark · bi
46 · Pulp Information Center· Nils Hardin · cl
47 · Index to New Mystery Adventures/Mystery Adventure Magazine/Mystery Adventures Magazine [Part 1 of 2] · Fred Cook and Gordon Huber · bi
48 · An index to Planet Stories [Part 3 of 4] · Robert O'Malley · bi
49 · Letters · lc
55 · Pulp · Robert Sampson · ar

6 comments:

  1. I have all the issues also and was an original subscriber right from the beginning. I was friends with Nils Hardin and we corresponded for several years. He was a regular at the early Pulpcons and winner of the first Lamont Award.

    The pulp ads were a big part of the magazine and when an issue arrived in the mail, I dropped everything and quickly mailed orders in an attempt to get pulps. I often sent more money than was required since that often gave me an edge in getting my wants. Money talks and it's a pulp jungle out there!

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    1. Walker, you must have been the quickest mail order gunman in the east, judging by the collection you have now. Did your postal worker ever have anything to say about the volume of stuff delivered? Mine knows me by name because i get 2-3 packages every week, and when i told him it's all for a book collection, he shook his head...

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    2. Sai, at one period lasting several years, I was ordering quite a bit of books, pulps, dvds, music cds and art. I was often receiving several packages per day, many times 8 or 9. I believe the most was one day I received 13 packages from different sources.

      My mail person at the time was a lady and she started to slam the packages down on the porch, referring to them as "another load of bricks". She complained more than once to me that she did not get credit for delivering packages and they only slowed her up, etc.

      After damaging some vhs video tapes and bound volumes by practically kicking them to my front porch, I started to listen for her mail truck and most of the time I managed to meet her at the bottom of my driveway and personally take delivery of my boxes without her having to walk to my front porch. This way I prevented any further damage.

      One seller in the UK used to send me many packages containing complete sets of literary magazines and customs started the unfortunate habit of stabbing some type of implement into the boxes. I guess they were looking for drugs or something illegal. This resulted in the ruining of a bound set of magazines since one bound volume was completely damaged by a large hole in the binding. The seller filed a claim with the Royal Mail and I got a couple hundred pounds credit but the set is flawed now because 20 or so volumes are nicely bound but one is made up of 6 individual loose magazines.

      Trials and tribulations of being an obsessive book collector... But I wouldn't have it any other way!

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    3. My mail worker is very kind, and leaves packages at my front door, under the porch, so that they don't get rained on. Sometimes, though, someone else takes his route and they drop it off at the back porch, which i never use, and i spend a few minutes trying to figure out where it is...other than than, no problems to report. Never had a drop kicked package, thank god.

      Oh, and one time I was called to the post office to pickup a package and they thought i was shipping other stuff via media mail because, I kid you not, "it sounds like clothes inside...". They opened the package and saw the books and magazines. Now they never ask me anything...

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  2. These days, postal workers should be glad they just have work. Overall, mail volume is way down from what it used to be.

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    1. I don't know if that's correct. While personal mail volume has decreased, at least around here, Amazon uses USPS for a lot of their deliveries. And there's always junk mail, which seems to keep growing...

      I for one think that USPS does an excellent job overall, and you can't beat it for price most of the time. I've even had a cover painting delivered via USPS priority mail - reached in 2 days no issues.

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