TLMA

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TLMA is a science fiction fanzine by Lynn Hickman.

TLMA stands for "The Little Monsters of America", and was a science fiction club founded by Lynne Hickman. TLMA was the official organ. It was published in Statesville, North Carolina, U.S.A., in the 1950s.

The first issue appeared in June 1951. Issue 3 was published April 1952, with issue 4 following in June, issue 5 in August, and 6 appeared in October 1952.

Frequently issues were printed in a spectrum, with the color changing from page to page. Fred Robinson in Straight Up describes Issue 3; "...the latest TLMA is also multi colored, the cover by Clyne (and very neat too) is a spectrum type, pages 3-4 in green, 5 in black, 6-7 in brown and so on."

Contributors included Manly Banister, Richard Elsberry (ODD), Max Keasler, Battell Loomis, Ian Macauley (Cosmag), Hal Shapiro, Bill Venable, and Basil Wells.

Basil Wells wrote a regular column called "Thud and Blunder" for each issue, and his short fiction stories were frequently featured as well. Editor Lynn Hickman also published Well's novel, Sons of Thrane, which was available through the fanzine.

Manly Banister wrote "The Dip of the Dowsing Rod", for issue 3, an article about dowsing, or water divining. In his review, Fred Robinson says, "I found it fascinating reading and wholly convincing." In the same issue Richard Elsberry penned "When Fans Collide", his account of the Nolacon.

Art work was contributed by Richard Bergeron (cover #6) and Ronald Clyne (cover #3, #4).

Lynne Hickman also published The Little Corpuscle, a companion zine to TLMA.

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