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[[Image:Muzzy_19xx_n7_copy.jpg‎|right|frame|'''Muzzy'''<br/> Issue 7 1954 <br/>Cover art by [[Nancy Share]] ]]
'''Muzzy''' was a science fiction fanzine by Claude Hall.
'''Muzzy''' was a science fiction fanzine by Claude Hall.
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''Muzzy'' was re;eased in the 1950s in Brady, Texas, U.S.A. It was the only science fiction fanzine released in Texas at that time. It was a mimeographed fanzine featuring short stories, articles and letters. Claude Hall says, ''Mimeographed it myself on a $30 Sears Roebuck machine that didn't print very well which I suppose was okay because most of the stuff in that fanzine wasn't really worth reading.''
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''Muzzy'' was released in the 1950s in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. It was the only science fiction fanzine released in Texas at that time. It was a mimeographed fanzine featuring short stories, articles and letters. Illustrations were by Don Duke, Bill Pearson ([[Sata Illustrated]]), and [[Nancy Share]] ([[Hodge-Podge]], [[Ignatz]]).
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Claude Hall also wrote short fiction, which was published in ''Other Worlds'' edited by Raymond Palmer ([[The Comet]]), and later several novels.
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Recounting those days, Claude Hall says, ''"Mimeographed it myself on a $30 Sears Roebuck machine that didn't print very well which I suppose was okay because most of the stuff in that fanzine wasn't really worth reading."''
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However Richard Brandt, in the 1997 ''Southern Fandom Confederation Handbook & History'' says, ''" Claude Hall is known to have published a well-known fanzine, Muzzy, from El Paso during the Fifties..."'', so perhaps Mr. Hall is just being modest.
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At least 10 issues appeared, with issue 7 appearing in 1954, #8 in November 1955, #9 in April 1956, and #10 released in February 1957. Some issues were distributed by SAPS, [[Spectator Amateur Press Society]].
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The fanzine ended when Hall was drafted for the Korean War.
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Claude Hall also contributed to fanzines such as [[Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser]], [[Quandry]], and [[Nite Cry]] by Don Chappell, wrote short fiction, which was published in ''Other Worlds'', edited by Raymond Palmer ([[The Comet]]), and later several novels, such as ''Down on the Corner of the Earth'' and his most recent, the horror novel ''WALL''.
==External Links==
==External Links==
*[http://www.firststrategy.com/claudehall170.htm Claude Hall on-line]
*[http://www.firststrategy.com/claudehall170.htm Claude Hall on-line]
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*[http://www.smithuel.net/sfchb/hbp3tx.html Fandom West of the Pecos by Richard Brandt, a short history of El Paso fandom]
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Revision as of 22:00, 12 December 2011

Muzzy Issue 7 1954 Cover art by Nancy Share
Muzzy
Issue 7 1954
Cover art by Nancy Share

Muzzy was a science fiction fanzine by Claude Hall.

Muzzy was released in the 1950s in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. It was the only science fiction fanzine released in Texas at that time. It was a mimeographed fanzine featuring short stories, articles and letters. Illustrations were by Don Duke, Bill Pearson (Sata Illustrated), and Nancy Share (Hodge-Podge, Ignatz).

Recounting those days, Claude Hall says, "Mimeographed it myself on a $30 Sears Roebuck machine that didn't print very well which I suppose was okay because most of the stuff in that fanzine wasn't really worth reading."

However Richard Brandt, in the 1997 Southern Fandom Confederation Handbook & History says, " Claude Hall is known to have published a well-known fanzine, Muzzy, from El Paso during the Fifties...", so perhaps Mr. Hall is just being modest.

At least 10 issues appeared, with issue 7 appearing in 1954, #8 in November 1955, #9 in April 1956, and #10 released in February 1957. Some issues were distributed by SAPS, Spectator Amateur Press Society.

The fanzine ended when Hall was drafted for the Korean War.

Claude Hall also contributed to fanzines such as Inside and Science Fiction Advertiser, Quandry, and Nite Cry by Don Chappell, wrote short fiction, which was published in Other Worlds, edited by Raymond Palmer (The Comet), and later several novels, such as Down on the Corner of the Earth and his most recent, the horror novel WALL.

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