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In sf critic Rob Latham's article "Fanzine Research", in the April 2008 issue of el,, he wrote of ''ODD'', along with Hank and [[Lesleigh Luttrell]]'s [[Starling]] and [[Susan Wood]]'s [[Aspidistra]], that they were, "vehicles of antiestablishment attitudes virtually indistinguishable at times from the contemporary underground press.” He cites these fanzines as examples of sf fans seeking "...to bring sf into dialogue with a larger universe of discourse and action—rather than, as elitist snobs sometimes suggest, looking to “escape” from the real world into aimless fantasy."  
In sf critic Rob Latham's article "Fanzine Research", in the April 2008 issue of el,, he wrote of ''ODD'', along with Hank and [[Lesleigh Luttrell]]'s [[Starling]] and [[Susan Wood]]'s [[Aspidistra]], that they were, "vehicles of antiestablishment attitudes virtually indistinguishable at times from the contemporary underground press.” He cites these fanzines as examples of sf fans seeking "...to bring sf into dialogue with a larger universe of discourse and action—rather than, as elitist snobs sometimes suggest, looking to “escape” from the real world into aimless fantasy."  
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Contributors included Dave Buck, Charles Burbee, Marshall Clarke, Ed Cox ([[The Chigger Patch of Fandom]]), Paul Cox, Richard Elsberry, Lyle Gaulding, Richard Gordon, David N. Hall, Joe Kennedy ([[Vampire (1945)]]), Jay Kinney, Chester Malon, Clavin Marsden, Ray Nelson, Bob Tucker ([[Le Zombie]]), Tony Urie, [[Harry Warner, Jr.]], Ted White, Paul Willis and Roger Zelazny.
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Contributors included Dave Buck, Charles Burbee, Marshall Clarke, Ed Cox ([[The Chigger Patch of Fandom]]), Paul Cox, Richard Elsberry, Lyle Gaulding, Richard Gordon, David N. Hall, Joe Kennedy ([[Vampire (1945)|Vampire]]), Jay Kinney, Chester Malon, Clavin Marsden, Ray Nelson, Bob Tucker ([[Le Zombie]], [[Science Fiction Newsletter]]), Tony Urie, [[Harry Warner, Jr.]] ([[Horizons]], Ted White, Paul Willis and Roger Zelazny.
Artists included Vaughn Bode, Bill Bowers ([[Outworlds]]), Philip Canning, Margaret Dominick (as DEA), Jack Gaughan, Terry Jeeves ([[ERG]]), R. Edward Jennings, Ray Nelson, Mickey Rhodes and Ron Whittington.
Artists included Vaughn Bode, Bill Bowers ([[Outworlds]]), Philip Canning, Margaret Dominick (as DEA), Jack Gaughan, Terry Jeeves ([[ERG]]), R. Edward Jennings, Ray Nelson, Mickey Rhodes and Ron Whittington.

Revision as of 21:45, 27 October 2011

ODD, Issue 14, Cover by Mickey Rhodes 1966
ODD, Issue 14, Cover by Mickey Rhodes 1966

ODD was a fanzine published by Raymond D. Fisher, Joyce Fisher (now Joyce Katz) and Richard Elsberry in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, U.S.A.

The first issue appeared in 1949 and issues of ODD were released till 1962. ODD was revived in 1966 and ran again till 1969. At least 20 issues of the fanzine were produced, of which the highlight was frequently the art work of a number of artists that contributed. ODD was nominated for a Hugo award in 1968.

In sf critic Rob Latham's article "Fanzine Research", in the April 2008 issue of el,, he wrote of ODD, along with Hank and Lesleigh Luttrell's Starling and Susan Wood's Aspidistra, that they were, "vehicles of antiestablishment attitudes virtually indistinguishable at times from the contemporary underground press.” He cites these fanzines as examples of sf fans seeking "...to bring sf into dialogue with a larger universe of discourse and action—rather than, as elitist snobs sometimes suggest, looking to “escape” from the real world into aimless fantasy."

Contributors included Dave Buck, Charles Burbee, Marshall Clarke, Ed Cox (The Chigger Patch of Fandom), Paul Cox, Richard Elsberry, Lyle Gaulding, Richard Gordon, David N. Hall, Joe Kennedy (Vampire), Jay Kinney, Chester Malon, Clavin Marsden, Ray Nelson, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie, Science Fiction Newsletter), Tony Urie, Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons, Ted White, Paul Willis and Roger Zelazny.

Artists included Vaughn Bode, Bill Bowers (Outworlds), Philip Canning, Margaret Dominick (as DEA), Jack Gaughan, Terry Jeeves (ERG), R. Edward Jennings, Ray Nelson, Mickey Rhodes and Ron Whittington.

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