The Frozen Frog
The Frozen Frog was a science fiction fanzine published by Benoit Girard.
The Frozen Frog was published in Guillaume-Boisset, Cap-Rouge, Quebec, Canada. Twelve issues were released between January 1992 to August 1997. The editor described his fanzine as, "a semi personal fanzine...It is centred on science fiction but ranges widely around to include considerations on science, politics, history, gaming, writing, and whatever its reader or editor happen to be interested into."
Dr. Gafia writes of The Frozen Frog, "English-language fanzine published by a relative newcomer (he also publishes one in French) with a sense of humor that is surprisingly lively. An editorial, an article or two and a lettercolumn seems to be the formula for most issues."
Covers were by David L. Russell (#3), Linda Michaels (#4), Charles Monpetit (#5), Philippe Labelle (#6), Pekka Allan Manninen (#7), Steve Stiles (#8, #11), Lynn Margosian (#9), Joe Mayhew (#10), and Bridget Hardcastle (#12).
Contributions of writing included an articles on bookaholics by Valerie Bedard, "Plato in the Night Kitchen" by Alexis Gilliland, misanthropy by Marc Ortlieb (Q36, Tigger, The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet), David Palter on Isaac Asimov, C.J. Cherryh's Faded Sun trilogy by Chris Shea, among others.
Issue 3 included a mini-issue of Blanc Citron, #74.
Ted White, in Apparatchik #66, from August 1996, writes, " I like THE FROZEN FROG. It has become a personal favorite of mine...Benoit projects exactly the right tone for the fanzine, and he attracted a number of regular contributors to the FROG's letter column -- myself among them."
Letters came from Harry Andruschak, Buck Coulson (Yandro), Don Fitch, Ben Indick (Ibid), Steve Jeffery, Joseph T. Major (Alexiad), Michael McKenny (Bardic Runes), Lloyd Penney (Torus), Derek Pickles (Phantasmagoria), Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), Ted White (Gambit), and Walt Willis (Hyphen).
Among the ideas originating in the The Frozen Frog was "The Frozen Frog’s Fanartist Collectible Cards Project", where fanartists would create their own collectible cards, As well, in a letter of comment published in The Frozen Frog #9, Franz Miklis originated the idea of the "World Wide Party".