The Ultimate Unknown
The Ultimate Unknown was a small press publication edited by David D. Combs and published by Combs Press in Streamwood, Illinois, U.S.A.
Devoted to science fiction and horror, the first issue was released in 1995. Issue #23 was released in August 2001.
Poetry was contributed by Lance E. Adams, Joel Ambroise, Sharon Fotta Anderson, Storm Andrew, Rosa Marta Lopez Arrambide, Robert Basener, Anthony Beal, John Benson & Tina Reigel, Josh Bingham, Michael H. Brownstein, Dan Buck, Donna T. Burgess (The Blue Lady), Kecia D. Carlson, Craig Cartright, G. O. Clark, David Clink, Edmund Conti, Christopher M. Cooke, Greg Crawford, Jennifer Crow, Joseph V. Danoski, Jim DeWitt, Tim DiVito, Denise Kay Drake, William Michael Fagan, A. H. Ferguson, William Ford, Jr., Christopher Friend, Joyce Frohn, Mel Goldberg, Stephen Gordon, Brice P. Gorman, Ralph Greco, Ray Greenblatt, John Grey, Joseph Gut, Robert Haase, K. S. Hardy, C. David Hay, Gerald R. Hibbs, Aaron W. Hillman, Christopher Hivner, Timothy Hodor, Gerard Daniel Houarner, Amy Jo Huffman, Matt Hutchinson, Daniel S. Irwin, Terrence Jackson, John Allen Jaynes, JeanPaul Jenack, Norman J. Jewell, Karen Richardson Kettner, Stephen Kopel, Sarah Kozlowski, Jonathan David Levine, David Livingstone, Laura Joy Lustig, David Magdalene, Denny E. Marshall, Raymond Mason, Marc Maurus, Errol Miller, Tom Moye, Greta Vesterback Nelson, Alex Parker, Edward D. Paul, Ned Pendergast, Richard William Pierce, Terry Pieszchala, John Picinich, Claus Ranswell, Walter J. Reum, P.J. Roberts, William P. Robertson, Susan M. Sanders, Lisa D. Sharp, Catherine Shaw, Lisa Shockley, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Sheila Sloan, Stephanie A. Smith, Jeanette Snyder, Paul Sohar, Douglas M. Stokes, Donna Taylor, Brandon W. Totman (Contortions), Carol Tufts, Joseph Veronneau, Rod Walker, Leo Weber, Louise Webster, Mary Louise Westbrook, Mike Whitehead, Ben Wilensky, Moira Wiley, Joe P. Williams, Pearl Mary Wilshaw, Ulf Wiman, Jason M. Winter, Mary Winters, Ted Yurd, Jr.,and Walter Zimmerle.
Fiction was contributed by Dr. Frank Allen, Sean G. Alt, C. S. Anderson, Patrick P. Astre, Lawrence Barker, Robert A. Basener, Richard Batsford, Dennis S. Beecher, Jeff Berkwits, Josh Bingham, Steven A. Bonvissuto as 'Trevor Floyd', Matt Brashears, Humphrey Brown, Dan Buck, Justin Buffington, Kathleen Calloway, Carolene Carey, Stepan Chapman, T. Everett Cobb, Robert Collins, Michael Crye, Barbara A. Custer, Lawrence R. Dagstine, D. E. Davidson, Eric Leif Davin, Suzanne Donahue, Stefano Donati, Kevin L. Donihe, Mike Doolin, Louise Dragon, J. Spencer Dreischarf, Matt Duvall, Steve Eller, Tim Emswiler, J. Alan Erwine, Tom Gardner, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Eduard Gevorkyan, Ken Goldman, Gordon A. Graves, P. K. Graves, Rich Gray, Ralph Greco, Jr., Paula Guran, J. R. Hanson, Valerie Hardin, Eric Hermanson, Douglas Hewitt, Lorelei K. Hickman, Christopher Hivner, Gerard Houarner, Robert J. Hovis, II, Deborah Hunt, Jeff Ianniello, Rhonda Jackson, Charlee Jacob, Jeff Jensen, Ray Johnson, M. F. Korn, Brian Koscienski, Sarah Kozlowski, Anke Kriske (Doppelganger), Robert A. Kukla, Rich Lancaster, Rick Lawler, Meta E. Lee, D.F. Lewis, Phil Locascio, Geoffrey R. Lucier, Derwin Mak, Barbara Malenky, William Marden, Frances McCarthy, Dennis McDade, Craig McLean, Bonnie Mercure, Neialka Mihova, Beverly Moore, Shelley Moore, Bradley Morrison, Marguerite Mullaney, Ginger K. Nelson, D. Sandy Nielsen, Michele Patterson, Christopher Phillips, Daniel Pino, Todd Powell, Michelle Pucci, James Rada, Jr., Richard E. Reeve, Mark Rich (Treaders of Starlight, The Silent Planet, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry), James P. Roberts, David G. Rogers (Freezer Burn Magazine), Lenora K. Rogers, Barbara Rosen, Wayne Allen Sallee, Will Sand, John R. Sanderson, Ron Sanderson, L. B. Sedlacek, Jane Sellman, Karen Simonyan, Denise Sodaro, Edward F. Stack, Harlon Stafford, Philip L. Steele, Mike Stickel, Ginger Strivelli, Douglas M. Stokes, Mark Sutton, Jim Terry, Joan Tripp, Edward M. Turner, Ryan G. Van Cleave, L. P. Van Ness, Bobby G. Warner, Steven E. Wedel, S. Ellis Weiner, K. A. Williams, Tom Wilson, III, Jeffrey P. Woodard, and Walter Zimmerle.
Articles, reviews, and essays were contributed by Carole Adduci, Edi Birsan, Dan Buck, David D. Combs, Ralitsa Raitcheva Combs, Michael E. Crye, Alicia Karen Elkins, Kathie Hudleston, Chyane Llree, Lisa Major (Alexiad), Carole A. McLaughlin, Michael Myers, Sean O'Brien, Edward F. Stack, Douglas M. Stokes, Ph. D., Edward M. Turner, L. P. Van Ness, and Mike Whitehead.
Featured interviews were with Sandy Peterson in issue #7, Phyllis Eisenstein in #15, Frederik Pohl (The International Observer of Science and Science Fiction, Arcturus) in #16, Larry Niven in #20, Jean Lorrah (Pandora) and April Lee in #21, Steven Sullivan in #22, and Paul Clower in #23.