Outworlds

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Outworlds was a science fiction fanzine published by William Bowers (1943-2005) and Joan Bowers in Ohio, U.S.A.

Prior to Outworlds, Bill Bowers had published the fanzine Star*Dust in the early 1960s. Outworlds was first released in 1970 and contained editorial content, columns, articles, reviews, poetry and artwork. Bill and Joan Bowers published it together for the first five years, and then Bill edited it on his own. It was a long running fanzine published throughout the 1970s, 1980s and the 1990s. The last issue, issue 70 appeared in 1998. Bill Bowers was preparing issue 71 for publication when he died.

Contributing artists included Terry Austin, Nicola Cuti, Vincent Di Fate, Stephan Fabian, Philip Foglio, Mike Gilbert, C. Lee Healy, Alan Hunter, Jim McLeod, Bill Rotsler, Walter Simonson, Al Sirois, Dan Steffan (Boonfark), and Steve Stiles.

Covers by Grant Canfield, Linda Michaels, Taral Wayne (DNQ) and many others.

Contributing writers included Poul Anderson, Piers Anthony, Greg Benford, Jeanne Bowman, John Brunner, Terry Carr (Lighthouse), Carolyn Doyle, Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, Philip Jose Farmer, John Foyster, Mike Glicksohn (Energumen), Ed Gorman, Dean Koontz, Dave Langford (Ansible), Robert Lichtman, Dave Locke, Robert Lowndes, Sandra Miesel, Andrew J. Offutt, Jodie Offutt, Patty Peters, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Taral Wayne, Ted White, Neal Wilgus, Billy Wolfenbarger, and Susan Wood (Amor, Aspidistra).

One issue of Outworlds was a taped production on video, more recently re-released on DVD.

Outworlds was nominated five times for the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine.

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