Al-Azif

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Al-Azif is a fantasy and horror fanzine edited by Peter A. Worthy and published by Yhtill Press.

Al-Azif was named after a fictional book that appears in H.P. Lovecraft's work, "A History of the Necronomicon". According to Lovecraft's pseudo-history, 'Al-Azif' was the original title of the "Necronomicon", written by Abdul Alhazred before his death in 738.

The fiction and poetry in Al-Azif are all derived from the Cthulhu Mythos.

The first issue was dated January-February 1998, with the second issue following in March-April, the third in May-June.

Contributors of fiction included James Ambuehl, Edward P. Berglund, Lin Carter (Spaceteer), Ian Davey, Todd H.C. Fischer, John R. Fultz, Perry M. Grayson, Alan Gulette, Chad Hensley, Ricardo Madeira, Mike Minnis, Alan Peschke, Robert Price (Crypt of Cthulhu, Cthulhu Codex), Wilum Pugmire (Midnight Fantasies, Old Bones), Joseph S. Pulver (Cthulhu Codex), Sean Rodgers, Dan Ross, Stanley C. Sargent, Ann Schwader, Delia Shiflet, Ron Shiflet, and John Tynes.

Poetry was contributed by James Ambuehl, James A. Gruetzmacher, Alan D. Peschke, Ann K. Schwader, Franklyn Searight, and Ron Shiflet.

The cover was done by Stanley C. Sargent for issues 1,2, and 3, and by Mike Minnis for issue 4.

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