Peon was a science fiction fanzine by Charles Lee Riddle (d. October 18, 1968), published in Norwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Peon was a long-running fanzine of the late 1940s and into the 1950s. Thirty eight issues were released, the last issue, #38, in 1957. The fanzine was published even while Riddle was on active duty in the U.S. Navy. The fanzine featured an editorial by Riddle, and articles, fiction, poetry, and regular columns.
Cover artists included DEA, Dick Carver, Les Chapman, Ed Emshwiller, Ron Rentz, and D. Young.
Art work was contributed by Joe Bowman, Jerry Hopkins, Alan Hunter, Charles Lee Riddle, cartoons by Dennes Morton, and illustrators from the Fantasy Art Society of Britain.
Written contributions came from Isaac Asimov, Jerry Bixby, James Blish, Robert Bloch, Stuart M. Boland, John Brunner, Anthony Boucher, Donn Brazier, Alice Bullock, Bill Champion, Jack Cordes, Tom Covington, Roy Cummings, Gerry de la Ree (Loki, Sun Spots), Isabelle E. Dinwiddle, Toby Duane, Harlan Ellison, Eric Fennel, Horace Gold, Jim Haden, Joe E. Hensley, Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Gene Hunter, Nicholas Hurd, David H. Keller, Alfred C. Lane, Edward W. Ludwig, Ian T. Macauley, John Marim, Dave Mason, Carol McKinney, A. Nebi, E. Hoffman Price, Art Rapp (Spacewarp), Larry Saunders, Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Ken F. Slater, H.S. Weatherby, James White (Slant), Everett Winne and Edward Wood.
Columns were by Terry Carr (Lighthouse), Dick Clarkson, Jim Harmon, Hal Shapiro, T.E. Watkins, and fanzine reviews by John Ledyard.