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Nyctalops was a fanzine edited by Harry O. Morris and Edward Paul Berglund published in the 1970s and 1980s.
Nyctalops is devoted to H. P. Lovecraft and his circle, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert Bloch. It is an 8.5 X 11" publication of approximately 100 pages that was published in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. The first issue appeared in May 1970. Nyctalops was initially published solely by Morris and consisted of literary criticism, but after issue three he asked Edward Berglund to become fiction editor for the zine and commencing with issue four the fanzine included fiction. The two editors worked together for seven more issues, with nineteen issues released in all.
Contributors included Michael A. Aquino, Robert Bloch, Bernadette Bosky, G. Sutton Breiding (The Punk-Surrealist Cafe), David J. Brown, Ramsey Campbell, Walter C. DeBill, Jr., Gary Drake, Denise Dumars, Thomas M. Egan, Steve Eng, R. Alain Everts (The Outsider), Kenneth W. Faig, Jr., Donald Sidney-Fryer, Mike Glyer (File 770), Charles Richard Grose, Alan D. Gullette, Gary Harrison, Don Herron, William Scott Home, John Jacob, John Koblas, George Laking, James Lawson, Thomas Ligotti, Brian Lumley, Rob Hollis Miller, Dirk W. Mosig (The Miskatonic), Joe Moudry, Dale Nelson, Gerald W. Page (Si-Fan), Jim Pianfetti, Ted Pons, E. Hoffman Price, Robert M. Price (Crypt of Cthulhu, Cthulhu Codex), Graham Pryor, W. Pugmire (Midnight Fantasies, Old Bones), Glen Rahman, Phyllis Rose, Sam Sackett (Fantastic Worlds), Jessica Amanda Salmonson (The Literary Magazine of Fantasy and Terror), Lewis Sanders, David E. Schultz, Darrell Schweitzer, Vernon Shea, Patti Smith, James Taylor, Stephen Verba, Bruce Walker, William Wallace, George Wetzel, Neal Wilgus, and Billy Wolfenbarger.
Also included were reprints of the writing of Robert E. Howard, Frank Belknap Long, and Clark Ashton Smith, among others.
Artists included Herb Arnold, Thomas G.L. Cockroft, Mike Garcia, Mark Gelotte, Tim Kirk, Jim Pitts, Steve Riley, Denis Tiani, Helmet Wenske, and Walt Simonson. Reprints of the art work of Clark Ashton Smith were also featured in the Clark Ashton Smith memorial issue, #7.