Doppelganger

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Doppelganger Issue 3 1985Cover by Mandana Parsazad
Doppelganger
Issue 3 1985
Cover by Mandana Parsazad

Doppelganger was a small press literary publication by various editors, devoted to the supernatural.

Doppelganger was published in the 1980's. It featured fiction, poetry, editorials, articles, art work, and reviews. 4 issues appeared under the editorship of Ronny P. Kaye, before he handed the publication over to John M. Benson and Anke M. Kriske, who released issue 5 in October 1985. In 1988, the couple turned over editorship to Janine Meyers.

The first issue appeared in September 1984. It included the first printing of "Linkage" by Mary Elizabeth Counselman, as well as writing by Anke M. Kriske and poetry by Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Fantasy Macabre). It also included the story "The Thing on the Couch", by Akrabu, considered by Edward P. Berglund to be an integral part of the Cthulhu Mythos, as well as work by Claudia Fontaine Grieco, Daniel Murphy, and George W. Smyth. The cover was by S. Fox.

Issue 2 was released in November 1984. It was illustrated by Paul D'Lubac. Fiction and poetry was by Gil Gordon, Walter Jarvis, Walter Shedlofsky (Inner Circle), and J.N. Williamson. Featured was the regular column, "Morbid History & Practice" by John M. Benson and Anke M. Kriske.

Issue 3 appeared in February 1985, and was illustrated by Mandana Parsazad. It contained work by John M. Benson, Stephen Briody, Erskine Carter (Ourorboros), John Del Gaizo, Aishe Eshe, M.E. Etienne, Gregory Fitzgerald, Nancy Gervais, Anke M. Kriske, Jeff Johnston, and Walter Shedlofsky. Letters came from Mary Elizabeth Counselman.

Issue 4 was published June 1985, and was illustrated by Allen Kowzowski. Contributions came from John M. Benson, Jeffrey Bullock, Thomas Burchfield, Dan Crawford, Aishe Eshe, Alys Hopwood, Anke M. Kriske, Walter Shedlofsky, Delia Shiflet, Kiel Stuart, Trisha Sunhom, J.N. Williamson, Joanne E. Winters, and Ken Wisman.

Issue 5 was published in October 1985, and was the first issue edited by John M. Benson and Anke M. Kriske.

Issue 6, from 1986, featured work by John M. Benson, Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Dan Crawford, Sue Mara, and others.

Issue 7, 1986, included Mary Elizabeth Counselman, Kiel Stuart, and others.

Issue 9, 1988, featured writers Wayne Allen Sallee, Marge Simon (Star*Line), and others.

Other issues contain art work by Richard Dahlstrom, and writing by D.F. Lewis (Nemonymous).

John M. Benson also published Not One Of Us.

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