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ID Quarterly #4

Release Date: Spring [April] 1969
Format: Fanzine
Publisher: James Reuss
Page Count: 42
Issue: #4
Appears on page(s): 9-12
Cover Price: 50¢
Topics Include: Vaughn Bode, Moon of the Wolf by Leslie H. Whitten, The Guns of Navarone and Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean, Keith Laumer, "Prey" by Richard Matheson in the January 1969 issue of Playboy, and the April 1969 issue of Analog in which "[John W.] Campbell attempts to, among other things, discredit Freud."

ID Quarterly #5

Release Date: July 1969 (assumed)
Format: Fanzine
Publisher: James Reuss


Column of comments on various topics. Specific topics listed with each issue above.

According to Dean:
“In the earliest couple of years of his career, Dean wrote a few letters and articles for science-fiction fanzines. He was not prolific in this area because he was too busy writing fiction to pay the bills and to learn his craft. Therefore, in 1991, Dean was shocked to learn that a person he had previously worked with professionally had, beginning in 1969 and continuing at least through the early 1970s, been writing letters in Dean’s name to individuals and had submitted letters, and even some articles, in Dean’s name to fanzines. The name “X” will do until the full story can be told in Dean’s memoirs. All of this information was first disclosed to Dean in 1991 when X provided a written admission of these activities, although he could not remember everyone to whom these forged letters and articles had been sent. Consequently, any fanzine appearances by Dean after 1968 are highly suspect unless they were submitted with a cover letter on his own letterhead of that time.”

Related items:

Analog, April 1969
Analog, April 1969
When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean - PBK
When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean, Fawcett t1062, 1968
The Guns of Navarone, Fawcett Gold Medal
Moon of the Wolf by Leslie H. Whitten – Ace PBK
Playboy, April 1969 containing “Prey” by Richard Matheson

Last updated on July 28th, 2020