Hard Science Tales
Hard Science Tales is a science fiction fanzine by Joyce Worley Katz.
Hard Science Tales was published in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. in the 2000s. It is an apazine distributed through SMAPS and is also available at eFanzines.com. Issue 1 was published December 24, with issue 2 following in January 25, issue 4 in April 25, and 1ssue 10, the last issue to date, was released February 2006.
Included are Joyce's memoirs, a fan history of the days of ODD fanzine, the fans in St. Louis, Missouri and OSFA (Ozark Science Fiction Association).
Contributions of art work come from Ross Chamberlain (Fangle), and Alan White, with a reprint of a Ray Nelson illustration.
Photographs were contributed by Fred A. Levy Haskell (Rune).
Letters came from Jason Burnett, Jack Calvert, Don Fitch, Chris Garcia (The Drink Tank), Robert Lichtman (Trap Door), Hank Luttrell (Sirruish, Starling), Eric Mayer (E-Ditto), Lloyd Penney (Torus), Peter Sullivan, and mailing comments from Ayesha Ashley, Linda Bushyager (Duprass, Granfalloon, Karass), Theresa Cochran, Lori Forbes, Charles Fuller, Arnie Katz, Laurie Kunkel, James Taylor, Marcy Waldie, and others.
Hard Science Tales was included in the zine library at the exhibition A Non Utopian Kind of Girl, at The Nursury, in London, UK in 2013.
Joyce Worley Katz had previously co-published the fanzines ODD from 1949 till 1969, What About Us Grils? from 1969 to 1970, FIAWOL and Potlatch in the early 1970s, and Four Star Extra in the late 1970s.