Planetary Previews

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Planetary Previews was a science fiction zine by Julian T Reid III with the help of Julie Huyser, Samantha Eden, Phil Bolton, Berl Boykin, Cynthia Middleton, Sara Amis and Michael Bentley.

Planetary Previews was produced in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. from 1981 to 1993. It included science fiction, art, articles and political commentary, the latter mostly of a green-Jeffersonian Antifederalist bent.

Contributors of short stories included Sara Amis, Gregory Nicoll, Brad Strickland and Brad Linaweaver, as well as many other science fiction writers.

Planetary Previews also featured original art by Samantha Eden, Julian Reid, Jerry Collins, Sara Amis, Jon Skoglund, Jennifer Lucas, Phil Bolton and others.

The readership numbered in the hundreds and were spread across four continents: the U.S., Canada, the UK, the U.S.S.R., Australia and Japan. The zine was also enshrined in the personal Science Fiction museum of "the world's most famous Fan" Forrest J. Ackerman, editor of Imagination! and co-editor, with Myrtle Douglas (Morojo), of Voice of the Imagi-Nation, and Novacious.

Sara Amis is now a professional author and an instructor at the University of Georgia; Berl Boykin has long been part of the Atlanta arts, theater, and political scene. He is notable among other things for helping to organize the first Gay Pride event in Atlanta in 1971, for which he was recognized by the Georgia General Assembly.

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"Centaurfold" from Planetary Previews by Sara Amis