Apparatchik

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Apparatchik (properly spelled APPAЯATCHIK), was a science fiction fanzine by Andrew Hooper, Carl Juarez, and Victor Gonzalez.

Apparatchik, nicknamed "Apak", was a newzine published first twice week, and then three times a week in the 1990s in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. It first appeared in 1994. The final, 80th, issue was dated June 20, 1997.

Regular columns were by Steve Green (Critical Wave, Thunderbox), Lesley Reese, and Ted White.

Contributors of writing included Jae Leslie Adams (later editor of Wabe), Gregory Benford, David Bratman, Randy Byers, Tommy Ferguson, Irwin Hirsh (Thyme), Christina Lake (Head), David Levine, Mark Manning, Luke McGuff, Spike Parsons, Vicki Rosenzweig, Dan Steffan (Boonfark), and Pam Wells (Pulp, Attitude).

Contributors of art work included Sue Mason, among others.

It won the FAAn Award for Best Fanzine two years in a row, in 1995, and 1996.

Previously Andy Hopper had co-edited issue 11 of Science Fiction Five Yearly, with Geri Sullivan and Jeff Schalles. In the 2000s, he and Carl Juarez went on to co-publish Chunga with Randy Byers.

Also in the 2000s, Victor Gonzalez co-published Gloss with Lilian Edwards. and Andy Hooper and carl juarez went on to co-publish Chunga with Randy Byers.

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