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'''Xero''' was a fanzine published by Patricia Lupoff and Richard Lupoff.  
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'''Xero''' was a fanzine published by Patricia Lupoff and Richard Lupoff in New York, NY, U.S.A..  
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In 1960, Pat and Dick Lupoff started ''Xero'', a mimeographed science fiction fanzine that also included general interest subjects, pop culture, and commentary on comics as well. After 10 issues it had become so successful it became too much work for the couple and they ceased publication in 1963. It won a Hugo Award for 'Best Fanzine' in 1963.  
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In 1960, Pat and Dick Lupoff started ''Xero'', a mimeographed science fiction fanzine that also included general interest subjects, pop culture, and commentary on comics as well. Bhob Stewart was the Art Director. After 10 issues it had become so successful it became too much work for the couple and they ceased publication in 1963. It won the [[Hugo Award for Best Fanzine]] in 1963.  
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The fanzine included a recview of ''Psycho'' by Harlan Ellison, a review of Kingsley Amis' study of SF, ''New Maps of Hell'' by James Blish, and Donald Westlakes's farewell to SF.  
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Because of its coverage of comics, ''Xero'' is considered to be the direct antecedent  of later fanzines devoted to comics and featured a flip book supplement with a series of articles on comics called "All In Color For A Dime" by Richard Lupoff, soon joined by Don Thompson ([[Comic Art]]).  
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Because of its coverage of comics, ''Xero'' is considered to be the forerunner of later fanzines devoted to comics and featured the flip book supplement, with a series of articles on comics called "All In Color For A Dime'' by Richard Lupoff.  
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Artists contributing to ''Xero'' include Dan Adkins ([[Sata Illustrated]]), [[Arthur Thomson|ATom]] ([[The ATom Anthology]]), Cathy Bell, Lin Carter, Larry Ivie, Eddie Jones, Roy G. Krenkel, Andy Reiss, Bhob Stewart, Steve Stiles, and Maggie Thompson ([[Comic Art]]).
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Artists contributing to ''Xero'' include Cathy Bell, Larr Ivie, Eddie Jones, bhob Stewart and Steve Stiles.  
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Comics were contributed by Landon Chesney, Gary Deindorfer, Henry Mazzeo, Andy Reiss, Bhob Stewart, and Steve Stiles.  
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Contributors included Otto Binder, James Blish, Lin Carter, Avran Davison, Roger Ebert ([[Star*Dust]]), Harlan Ellison, Larry jarris, H. P. Norton, Bill Schelly, Roy Thomas, Don Thompson, and Donald Westlake.
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Contributors included John Berry ([[Pot Pourri]]), Otto Binder, Bill Blackbeard, James Blish ([[The Planeteer]]), Bob Briney ([[Cataclysm]]), L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter ([[Spaceteer]]), Norm Clarke ([[Descant]], [[Honque]], [[Queebshots]]), Buck Coulson  ([[Yandro]]), Avran Davison, Roger Ebert, Richard Ellington ([[Metrofan]], [[The Bosses' Songbook]]), Harlan Ellison ([[Science Fantasy Bulletin]]), Tom Fagan, Roy Goulart, Jim Harmon, Larry Jarris, Roy Krenkel, Richard Kyle, [[Ethel Lindsay]] ([[Scottishe]], [[The Lindsay Report]]), H.P. Norton, Frederik Pohl ([[The International Observer of Science and Science Fiction|The International Observer]], [[Arcturus]]), Bill Schelly, Larry Shaw ([[Axe]]), Robert Shea, Chris Steinbrenner, Roy Thomas, Don Thompson, Bob Tucker ([[Le Zombie]]), Donald Westlake, [[Ted White]] ([[Stellar]]), Paul Williams, [[Walt Willis]] ([[Hyphen]]), and [[Donald Wollheim]].
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The fanzine included a review of ''Psycho'' by Harlan Ellison, a review of Kingsley Amis' study of SF, ''New Maps of Hell'' by James Blish, and Donald Westlakes's farewell to SF.
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Letters came from Don Fitch, [[Ethel Lindsay]] ([[Scottishe]]), Peter Schug, Bob Shay, and Guy Terwilleger ([[The Best of Fandom 1957]]).
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Pat and Dick Lupoff also published the [[Fantasy Amateur Press Association|FAPA]] fanzine [[Horrib]].
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==External Links==
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*[http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0501/thoughtexperiments.shtml Roger Ebert on ''Xero'']
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*[http://www.comicconmemories.com/2010/09/05/the-50th-anniversary-of-comic-fandom/ The history of Comics Fandom starting with ''Xero'']
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Xero was a fanzine published by Patricia Lupoff and Richard Lupoff in New York, NY, U.S.A..

In 1960, Pat and Dick Lupoff started Xero, a mimeographed science fiction fanzine that also included general interest subjects, pop culture, and commentary on comics as well. Bhob Stewart was the Art Director. After 10 issues it had become so successful it became too much work for the couple and they ceased publication in 1963. It won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1963.

Because of its coverage of comics, Xero is considered to be the direct antecedent of later fanzines devoted to comics and featured a flip book supplement with a series of articles on comics called "All In Color For A Dime" by Richard Lupoff, soon joined by Don Thompson (Comic Art).

Artists contributing to Xero include Dan Adkins (Sata Illustrated), ATom (The ATom Anthology), Cathy Bell, Lin Carter, Larry Ivie, Eddie Jones, Roy G. Krenkel, Andy Reiss, Bhob Stewart, Steve Stiles, and Maggie Thompson (Comic Art).

Comics were contributed by Landon Chesney, Gary Deindorfer, Henry Mazzeo, Andy Reiss, Bhob Stewart, and Steve Stiles.

Contributors included John Berry (Pot Pourri), Otto Binder, Bill Blackbeard, James Blish (The Planeteer), Bob Briney (Cataclysm), L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter (Spaceteer), Norm Clarke (Descant, Honque, Queebshots), Buck Coulson (Yandro), Avran Davison, Roger Ebert, Richard Ellington (Metrofan, The Bosses' Songbook), Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin), Tom Fagan, Roy Goulart, Jim Harmon, Larry Jarris, Roy Krenkel, Richard Kyle, Ethel Lindsay (Scottishe, The Lindsay Report), H.P. Norton, Frederik Pohl (The International Observer, Arcturus), Bill Schelly, Larry Shaw (Axe), Robert Shea, Chris Steinbrenner, Roy Thomas, Don Thompson, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Donald Westlake, Ted White (Stellar), Paul Williams, Walt Willis (Hyphen), and Donald Wollheim.

The fanzine included a review of Psycho by Harlan Ellison, a review of Kingsley Amis' study of SF, New Maps of Hell by James Blish, and Donald Westlakes's farewell to SF.

Letters came from Don Fitch, Ethel Lindsay (Scottishe), Peter Schug, Bob Shay, and Guy Terwilleger (The Best of Fandom 1957).

Pat and Dick Lupoff also published the FAPA fanzine Horrib.

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