Chooog

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Chooog is a science fiction fanzine by Lee Hoffman (as Lee Shaw) and Larry Shaw.

Chooog was published in the 1950s in Staten Island, New York, U.S.A. The first issue appeared in 1957, #2 in May 1957, and issue 6 was published in 1959. It is a mimeographed fanzine, made for the Fantasy Amateur Press Association. Lee Hoffman and Larry Shaw were married from 1956 till 1958, and Chooog was produced during this period.

Robin Bailey, in his article "Excavations", writes of this fanzine, "And finally, for tonight at least, we have CHOOOG from May, 1957. This fanzine was produced by Larry Shaw. Again, it's on mimeo and is definitely a FAPA offering. Among other things, it contains a story by Lee Hoffman, with whom Shaw was good friends, entitled, THE HANGED MAN. The story is dated 26-2057. It's actually not a bad story, either. There's also the usual fannish gossip and artwork."

Other stories by Lee Hoffman from Chooog include "Buying a Swordcane", from Vol. 2, #2 (1957), and "A Surprise for Harlan Ellison", from Vol. 2. #2 (1957).

Larry Shaw had previously published Leprechaun, and co-edited Science*Fiction with Dan Zissman and Judy Zissman (later Judith Merill) in the 1940s. He went on to publish Axe with Noreen Shaw.

Lee Hoffman had previously published Quandry in the early 1950s, as well as the folk fanzines Caravan and Gardyloo, and many one-shot and short-run fanzines. and continued publishing the long running Science Fiction Five Yearly.

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