||Before the Internet and
CB&M came Metaluna, Golden Years, BMCA, Serious
Police Work and numerous 'specials'.
CB&M editor's past
publications and spin-offs
Books & collecting,
The Bill, etc.
Page updated 7th May, 2020
wraparound cover by Phil Cornell >
NOTE All of these privately published,
non-profit fan publications were photocopied from either dot matrix or
daisywheel-printed originals. Quality is NOT
comparable to present day fan publications.
Metaluna, approximately 45 issues between 1984
SF movies and television, original art, repro articles,
original fiction, news, loc column.
24 to 48pp, A4 and A5. Print runs varied from 200 (early)
The Outer Limits, one-off Metaluna special on the
original series, complete episode guide, original art and repro articles. Cover by Y S Hintz.
Contributors: Geoff Tilley, Y S Hintz, Geoff Tilley,
Tonia Walden, Sean Smith, Mike McGann, Helen Small and
Late 1980s, 32pp, A5
Star Trek, one-off Metaluna special on
the original series, mostly repros and original art
The UFO File, one-off A-Z guide to the
British SF series, complied by the late Cathy Lynn
1990, 36pp, A5
Metaluna special on cats. Original art, fiction, poetry
and haiku. Cover by Y S Hintz, layout by Helen Small.
Contributors: Helen Sargeant, V J Wurth, Y S Hintz,
Edwina Harvey, Glen Chapman, Felix Sylvestris, James
Allen and the late Ian Gunn.
1990, 36pp, A5. Limited, numbered edition of 20.
Jeremy Brett, a
Metaluna special, 1988. - A4, 36 pages, mainly photocopied articles on
JB plus Playbill, details of 39 plays up until 1985;
Sherlock Holmes, a Metaluna special., 1988 - A4, 52
pages plus covers, contents page below but you may need to download to
Holmes, combined the above 2
1999, 92pp, A4, print run of over 200.
A later version was printed in A3 format.
BOOKS and BOOK-COLLECTING
26 issues in two series 13+13, 1986 - 1995
Book & Magazine Collectibles Advertiser
14 issues, 1995 - 1997, then became the CB&M website
LINKS to articles elsewhere
Rick Kennett articles on David Carroll's Tabula Rasa site.
Serious Police Work [SPW]
12 issues, 1992 - 1996, 24 to 48pp, A5 issn 1039 9836
[copies in NLA]
Serious Police Work Newsletter [SPWNL]
33 issues, 1994 - 2002, 4 to 12pp, A4
SPWNL had been published since
1994, the next issue (still unfinished, #33 went out for
Christmas, 2002) being the 34th issue. Before the
newsletter, I published a regular fanzine, SPW, the first
issue appearing in 1992 and the last and 12th issue, in
1996. Issues averaged from 24 to 48 pages. These
contained articles on the characters, news clippings,
fanfic and letters from fans. More than 1200 copies of
the first issue were sent out, due mainly to an article
in Sydney's Herald newspaper in February, 1993. More than
a thousand letters were received from readers wanting
copies over a three-month period. The work load became
too much so I discontinued the fanzine, despite offers to
turn it into a professional publication. Web sites have
now made such publications redundant. The hard copy
version of SPW newsletter has been put on hold for now.
Outside the Mainstream
- Cathy Lynn Goodwin
3 issues, mid-90s,
32 to 40pp, A5
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#3 Steve Scholz
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