Riverside Quarterly

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Riverside Quarterly was a science fiction fanzine edited by Leland Sapiro.

The genesis of Riverside Quarterly began in 1953 with Inside, started by Ron Smith which was merged in 1954 with Science Fiction Advertiser (1952-1953, which had begun as Fantasy Advertiser published from April 1946 to November 1951), and was renamed Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser. It was published under this title for 3 years, during which it won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. It then ran a further year as Inside Science Fiction. It ceased publication for 4 years and was then revived for 3 issues as Inside with editor Jon White and Ron Smith as Assistant Editor. The last issue appeared as Inside-Riverside Quarterly,the transition between Inside with White as editor and new editor Leland Sapiro, who would rename the zine Riverside Quarterly. The first issue appeared in August 1964.

To further complicate matters, Sapiro moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada and then Regina, Alberta, Canada in the 1970s, then Florida, U.S.A. in 1975, Texas, in the 1980s, and Louisiana, in the 1990s. The last issue appeared in August 1993.

Riverside Quarterly featured articles, essays, criticism, fiction, poetry, art work, and reviews.

Contributors included Douglas Barbour, Lloyd Biggle, Sid Birchby, William Blackbeard, James Blish (The Planeteer), Robert Bloch, Redd Boggs (Sky Hook, The Lovecraftsman), Algis Budrys, Grace Russo Bullaro, James Castle, Arthur Jean Cox, Ruth Daigon, Samuel Delany, Tom Egan, Philip Jose Farmer, Thomas Disch, William Fagan, Barbara Floyd, Janet Fox (Scavenger's Newsletter), Jim Harmon, Tom Henighan, Patricia C. Hodgell, Gordon James, Phyllis Janik, Richard Kyle, Ursula K. Le Guin, Fritz Leiber, Robert W. Lowdnes, Diane Luty, Sandra Miesel, Patricia Morris, Sam Moskowitz (Different), Richard D. Mullen, Kris Neville, Alexei Panshin, Nick Perry, Henry Petroski, Joyce Pollard, Lance Robinson, Andy Ross, Pamela Sargent, Darrell Schweitzer, John Sladek, Tom Slate, George O. Smith, Sheryl Smith, Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), Peter Warren, Roy Wilkie, Jack Williamson, George Zebrowski, and Roger Zelazny.

Poems were by Joe R. Christopher, Philip Dacey, Samuel R. Delany, Peter Dillingham, Thomas M. Disch, Denise Dumars, Dale Hart (Ichor), R.A. Lafferty, Lyn Lifshin, David Lunde, Errol Miller, Edward Mycue, Jodie Offutt, Edith Ogutsch, Carla Perry, Ace G. Pilkington, Joyce Pollard, Janet P. Reedman, Mark Rich (Treaders of Starlight), and t. Winter-Damon, among others.

Art work was by Morris Scott Dollens (Science-Fiction Collector), Barbara Floyd, Ann Germann, Charles Schneeman, Gretchen Schwenn, Arthur Thomson (The ATom Anthology), and William Tiner, among others.

Skyrack called it, "A well produced, balanced and literary sf fanzine...Good stuff all through."