Coup

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'''Coup''' was a science fiction fanzine published by Dave Mason for the 'Coup Group'.
'''Coup''' was a science fiction fanzine published by Dave Mason for the 'Coup Group'.
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'Coup' was published in New York City, New York, U.S.A. It was a mimeographed fanzine with a silk screened cover in multiple colors.
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''Coup'' was published in New York City, New York, U.S.A. in the mid 1950s. It was a mimeographed fanzine with a silk screened cover in multiple colors.
Contributors of writing included Dan Curran, Dick Ellington ([[Metrofan]], [[The Bosses' Songbook]]).
Contributors of writing included Dan Curran, Dick Ellington ([[Metrofan]], [[The Bosses' Songbook]]).
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Revision as of 00:21, 5 February 2012

Coup was a science fiction fanzine published by Dave Mason for the 'Coup Group'.

Coup was published in New York City, New York, U.S.A. in the mid 1950s. It was a mimeographed fanzine with a silk screened cover in multiple colors.

Contributors of writing included Dan Curran, Dick Ellington (Metrofan, The Bosses' Songbook).

'Coup' was subtitled 'The Voice of Fanarchy', and was written mainly by a group calling themselves the "Fanarchists". Charles Freudenthal, in el, Vol. 2 # 1 (January 2003), describes the group; "The perps were Dave Mason, Dick Ellington, Dan Curran (at that time 16 but looking like a dissipated 30), myself, and miscellaneous others. On the dilapidated couch a rangy young man with hair falling over his eyes was singing the blues and accompanying himself on the guitar. I resented the racket because I thought he sounded amateurish. His name was Dave Van Ronk.

Dave Mason was always somewhat wild and scruffy looking. (Pronouncedly Welsh. He once inadvertently, told me his real name but I have forgotten it! ) He later became a successful science-fantasy writer.

The only Fanarchist meeting I remember was in Mason's basement flat in lower Manhattan. I don't recall any business. It was really a party."

Letters came from Norman Browne (Filler, Vanations), Richard Geis, Jan Jansen (Alpha), Ian Macauley (Cosmag), and Frank Paro.Category"New York Zines

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