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'''A Bas''' was a science fiction fanzine published by [[Boyd Raeburn]].  
'''A Bas''' was a science fiction fanzine published by [[Boyd Raeburn]].  
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Published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ''A Bas'' began as the organ of "The Derelicts", as the members of The Toronto SF Society called themselves. Later, Raeburn and friends redefined themselves as "Derelict Insurgents", or "Toronto Insurgents". It was originally intended as a one-issue=only fanzine to be sent free to all subscribers of [[Canadian Fandom]]. The first issue was put together in one night - starting at 3 PM on Saturday, January 23, 1954 and ending at 5AM on Sunday - by Raeburn and friends Albert Lastovica, Howard Lyons, Ron Kidder, Gerald Steward and Kenneth G. Hall. The rest of the run of ''A Bas'' was edited by Raeburn on his own. 11 issues were released, the last issue appearing February, 1959.   
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Published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ''A Bas'' began as the organ of "The Derelicts", as the members of The Toronto SF Society called themselves. Later, Raeburn and friends redefined themselves as "Derelict Insurgents", or "Toronto Insurgents". It was originally intended as a one-issue-only fanzine to be sent free to all subscribers of [[Canadian Fandom]]. The first issue was put together in one night - starting at 3 PM on Saturday, January 23, 1954 and ending at 5AM on Sunday - by Raeburn and friends Albert Lastovica, Howard Lyons, Ron Kidder, Gerald Steward and Kenneth G. Hall. The rest of the run of ''A Bas'' was edited by Raeburn on his own. 11 issues were released, the last issue appearing February, 1959.   
Included in ''A Bas'' were little playlets called "Derelicti Derogations" created by the editor from actual overheard conversations of members of The Derelicts with fans.
Included in ''A Bas'' were little playlets called "Derelicti Derogations" created by the editor from actual overheard conversations of members of The Derelicts with fans.
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Artists contributing to ''A Bas'' include [[Pat Patterson Lyons|Pat Patterson]], who did most of the eight covers for this fanzine.
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Artists contributing to ''A Bas'' include [[Pat Patterson]], who did most of the eight covers for this fanzine.
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Writers contributing included Robert Bloch, Terry Carr ([[Innuendo]]) as Carl Brandon, Dick Ellington ([[Metrofan]], [[The Bosses' Songbook]]), Ron Kidder,  Rich "Alex" Kirs, [[Lee Hoffman]] ([[Quandry]]), Walt Liebscher ([[Chanticleer]]), Robert Shaw,  Bob Tucker ([[Le Zombie]]), [[Harry Warner, Jr.]] ([[Spaceways]]) and [[Walt Willis]] ([[Hyphen]]).
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Writers contributing included Robert Bloch, Terry Carr ([[Innuendo]]) as Carl Brandon, Dick Ellington ([[Metrofan]], [[The Bosses' Songbook]]), Richard Geis, Ron Kidder,  Rich "Alex" Kirs, [[Lee Hoffman]] ([[Quandry]]), Walt Liebscher ([[Chanticleer]]), Robert Shaw,  Bob Tucker ([[Le Zombie]]), [[Harry Warner, Jr.]] ([[Spaceways]]) and [[Walt Willis]] ([[Hyphen]]).
''A Bas'' included the last fanzine contribution made by Walt Liebscher, and the parody.of ''My Fair Lady'', called ''My Fair Femmefan'', originally credited to Carl Brandon, a hoax fan created by Terry Carr.
''A Bas'' included the last fanzine contribution made by Walt Liebscher, and the parody.of ''My Fair Lady'', called ''My Fair Femmefan'', originally credited to Carl Brandon, a hoax fan created by Terry Carr.
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''A Bas'' was distributed by the Canadian Amateur Fan Publishers.
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''A Bas'' was a Canadian Amateur Fan Publishers (CAFP) zine which, in the 1950s, also included [[Damn!]] by Norman G. Browne, [[Deja-Vu]] by P. Howard Lyons, [[Escape (Woroch)|Escape]] by Fred Woroch, [[Fie]] by Harry Calnek, [[Filler]] by Norman G. Browne and Dean Grennell, [[Gasp!]] by Gerald Steward, [[Ibidem]] by P. Howard Lyons, and [[Mimi]] by [[Georgina Ellis]].
After ''A Bas'' ceased publication, Boyd Raeburn went on to release [[Queebshots]] with Norm Clarke and [[Georgina Ellis]], the editors of [[Honque]] and [[Descant]].
After ''A Bas'' ceased publication, Boyd Raeburn went on to release [[Queebshots]] with Norm Clarke and [[Georgina Ellis]], the editors of [[Honque]] and [[Descant]].
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A Bas Issue 8  1956  Cover by Pat Patterson
A Bas
Issue 8 1956
Cover by Pat Patterson

A Bas was a science fiction fanzine published by Boyd Raeburn.

Published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, A Bas began as the organ of "The Derelicts", as the members of The Toronto SF Society called themselves. Later, Raeburn and friends redefined themselves as "Derelict Insurgents", or "Toronto Insurgents". It was originally intended as a one-issue-only fanzine to be sent free to all subscribers of Canadian Fandom. The first issue was put together in one night - starting at 3 PM on Saturday, January 23, 1954 and ending at 5AM on Sunday - by Raeburn and friends Albert Lastovica, Howard Lyons, Ron Kidder, Gerald Steward and Kenneth G. Hall. The rest of the run of A Bas was edited by Raeburn on his own. 11 issues were released, the last issue appearing February, 1959.

Included in A Bas were little playlets called "Derelicti Derogations" created by the editor from actual overheard conversations of members of The Derelicts with fans.

Artists contributing to A Bas include Pat Patterson, who did most of the eight covers for this fanzine.

Writers contributing included Robert Bloch, Terry Carr (Innuendo) as Carl Brandon, Dick Ellington (Metrofan, The Bosses' Songbook), Richard Geis, Ron Kidder, Rich "Alex" Kirs, Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Walt Liebscher (Chanticleer), Robert Shaw, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Harry Warner, Jr. (Spaceways) and Walt Willis (Hyphen).

A Bas included the last fanzine contribution made by Walt Liebscher, and the parody.of My Fair Lady, called My Fair Femmefan, originally credited to Carl Brandon, a hoax fan created by Terry Carr.

A Bas was a Canadian Amateur Fan Publishers (CAFP) zine which, in the 1950s, also included Damn! by Norman G. Browne, Deja-Vu by P. Howard Lyons, Escape by Fred Woroch, Fie by Harry Calnek, Filler by Norman G. Browne and Dean Grennell, Gasp! by Gerald Steward, Ibidem by P. Howard Lyons, and Mimi by Georgina Ellis.

After A Bas ceased publication, Boyd Raeburn went on to release Queebshots with Norm Clarke and Georgina Ellis, the editors of Honque and Descant.

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