Amra

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Amra was a science fiction and fantasy fanzine devoted to the "Swords and Sorcery" genre published by George Scithers (1929-2010).

Amra was published in Chicago, illinois, U.S.A, in the 1960's and 1970's. The term "Swords and Sorcery" first appeared in the pages of the zine, leading to the name for the genre exemplified by writers such as Robert E. Howard.

Contributors of writing included Dan Adkins (Boonfark), Poul Anderson, Alicia Austin, Redd Boggs (The Lovecraftsman), Anthony Boucher, John Boardman, John Brunner, Ken Bulmer, L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp, Ray Garcia Capella, Lin Carter (Spaceteer), John D. Clark, Richard H. Eney, Jane Gaskell, Harry Harrison, C.C. Hebron, Frank Herbert, D Hulan, Fritz Leiber, Richard Lupoff (Xero), Archie Mercer and Beryl Mercer (Link, Oz), P. Schyler Miller, Michael Moorcock, Bjorn Nyberg, Jerry Pournelle, E. Hoffman Price, P, Rasch, Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), Ted White, and Roger Zelazny.

Covers were by George Barr, R. Barrett, Ray Garcia Capella, Jim Cawthorn, Alex Eisenstein, Larry Ivie, Jeff Jones, Tim Kirk, Roy G. Krenkel, BB Sams, Alex Nino, Dennis Smith, among others, with art work by George Barr, John Boardman, Lin Carter, Jim Cawthorn, Philip Foglio, Frank Frazetta, Robert Gilbert, Eddie Jones, Jeff Jones, Tim Kirk, Roy G. Krenkel, Gray Morrow, Jim Nielson, Ron Ross. Bernie Wrightson and Jean Young.

Amra won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in the years 1964 and 1968.

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