Miriam Dyches/Carr/Knight/Lloyd is a fanzine editor and writer.
Miriam Dyches began publishing fanzines under the title Goojie Publications in the late 1950s. Robert Lichtman, in the pages of el Volume 7, #2, April 2008, relates the story of how Miriam's fanzine came by its name. He tells a story of buying a second hand copy of the book Sirius, which contained a inscription from Forrest J Ackerman: "Miriam: Why not set a goal? - to one day contribute to the world a work as worthwhile as this one?" Lichtman explains, "Miriam was, of course, the first wife of the late Terry Carr. But at the time Forry wrote this inscription, which is dated April 1958, she was still Miriam Dyches, who Forry at the time (and perhaps forevermore) referred to as "the girl with the golden goojies," Miriam ran with this - she began publishing fanzines around that time, each with a unique name but under the imprint of Goojie Publications."
Issue 2 was released November 1958, and was subtitled "Moor Park"; #3 appeared in December 1958, and was subtitled "Uneven"; and #5 was published in July 1962 and subtitled "Q.E.D.".
Miriam then co-published Klein Bottle (as Miriam Carr) with Terry Carr from 1959 till 1960. The first issue came out in May 1959 , the second in November 1959, and the rest were published in 1960, with #3 appearing in February, #4 in May, #5 in August, and #6 released in November 1960.
Around this time, Miriam Carr appeared in the fan film,The Mesquite Kid Rides Again, in which she was joined by Husband Terry Carr, and starred Bjo Trimble with husband John Trimble, Karen Anderson, Charles Burbee, Jim Caughran, Dean Dickensheet, Ingrid Fritsch, Jack Harness, Ted Johnstone, Robert Lichtman, Bruce Pelz, Ernie Wheatley, and Ron Ellik as 'The Musquite Kid'.
Also at this time, Miriam replaced Ron Ellik as co-editor of FANAC, with Terry Carr, in 1960.
In 1963, she released A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Poughkeepsie a( as Miriam Knight), which was distributed by the Fantasy Amateur Press Association. After the publication of this fanzine Miriam Knight had presumably had enough of Poughkeepsie since in April 1963 she and husband Jerry moved to Berkeley, California.
She then did the fanzine 100% Whole Wheat with Robert Lichtman (later editor of Trap Door) in the 1960s.
- Goojie Publications
- Klein Bottle
- A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Poughkeepsie
- 100% Whole Wheat