Sirruish

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SirruishIssue 8 August 1968Cover art by Robert E. Jennings
Sirruish
Issue 8 August 1968
Cover art by Robert E. Jennings

Sirruish was a science fiction fanzine produced by the Ozark Science Fiction Association.

Sirruish was published in Missouri, U.S.A. The editors for Sirruish were Hank Luttrell, Dave Hall, Jim Hall, Leigh Couch, Railee Bothman, Don Brazier, Jon Yaffe, and Genie Yaffe.

The first issue appeared in April 1966, the second in July 1966. Issue 6 was published in Winter 1967; issue 7, in July 1968, and issue 8, in August 1968. Issue 9 appeared in 1969, and issue 10 was released in February 1973. Issue 11 was published in June 1973, and issue 12 in August 1974.

Contributing artists included Jack Gaughan, Mike Gilbert, Gene Klein (aka Gene Simmons (Faun), and Robert E. Jennings (cover #8), among others.

Contributing writers of fiction include Don D'Atassa, Hank Davis, Edward V. Dong (Golana), among others.

Contributors of poetry include Jim Reuss, and Roger Zelazny, among others.

Contributors of articles include Jack Gaughan, and Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons), among others.

in Fanstuff #27, Arnie Katz writes, "In some clubs, the energy was so intense that several people produced personalor general interest fanzines under the club’s general umbrella. A good example of this is the winter, 1967/1968 issue of SIRRUISH, edited by Railee Bothman out of Kirkwood, Missouri. A member of OSFA, the Ozark Science Fiction Association, Bothman filled her zine with typical OSFA hallmarks, including art by the great Jack Gaughan and nifty lettering by OSFAns Chris Couch and Hank Luttrell."

Don Brazier had previously been editor of Frontier, in the early 1940s, and went on to publish Title from 1972 till 1977, and Farrago from 1975 till 1978. Hank Luttrell also published Starling.

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