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, articles, fiction, poetry, and regular columns.
Cover artists included DEA, Dick Carver, Les Chapman, Ed Emshwiller, John Grossman, Ron Rentz, Jack R. Waida, and D. Young.
Art work was contributed by Joe Bowman, Jerry Hopkins, Alan Hunter, Charles Lee Riddle, cartoons by Rd Hughes and Dennes Morton, and illustrators from the Fantasy Art Society of Britain.
Written contributions came from Isaac Asimov, Jerry Bixby, James Blish (The Planeteer), Robert Bloch, Stuart M. Boland, Anthony Boucher, John Brunner, Anthony Boucher, Donn Brazier, Alice Bullock, R. Flavie Carson, Bill Champion, Jack Cordes, Tom Covington, Roy Cummings, Gerry de la Ree (Loki, Sun Spots), Franklin M. Dietz, Jr. (Science, Fantasy, and Science Fiction), Isabelle E. Dinwiddle, Toby Duane, Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin), Eric Fennel, Horace Gold, Vaughn Greene, Jim Haden, Joe E. Hensley, Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Gene Hunter, Nicholas Hurd, John A. Keel, David H. Keller, Alfred C. Lane, Edward W. Ludwig (Fantastic Worlds), Ian T. Macauley (Cosmag), John Marim, Dave Mason, Carol McKinney, Len Moffatt, A. Nebi, E. Hoffman Price, Art Rapp (Spacewarp), Larry Saunders, Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Ken F. Slater, H.S. Weatherby, Wally Webber (Cry of the Nameless), 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.