The Pendulum

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The Pendulum is a science fiction fanzine by Bill Venable.

The Pendulum was published at 610 Park Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. The first issue appeared in January 1952. The Art Editor was Donald Susan and the Poetry Editor was Erlik England. Three issues followed, including issue 2.2, so altogether four issues, but counted as three.

Contributors of artwork included Richard Bergeron (Warhoon), Joe Gibson (later editor of G2), Jack Harness, Bill Kroll, and Donald Susan.

Covers were by Donald Susan (#1), Jack Harness (#2), and Richard Bergeron (#4).

Contributors of writing included G. M. Carr (Cry of the Nameless), Raymond L. Clancy, Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin), Joe Gibson, C. Stewart Metchette, Derek Pickles (Phantasmagoria), Peter J. Ridley, and Walt Willis (Slant).

Contributions of poetry came from Raymond L. Clancy and Philip Duke.

The Pendulum was a member of "Fanvariety Enterprises", an affiliation of fan publishers put together by Max Keasler and Bill Venable. It included such publications as Max Keasler's Opus, Norman Browne's Vanations, Harlan Ellison's Science Fantasy Bulletin, Dave English's Fantasias, Nan Gerding and Bob Farnham's The Chigger Patch of Fandom, Norbert Hirschhorn's Tyrann, Ian MacAuley's Cosmag, Joel Nydahl's Vega, and Starlanes by Nan Gerding and Orma McCormick.

Bill Venable also did the fanzine Aleph-Null, Cosmos, Fanspeak, Fanvariety, Gostak, Oat-Hulls, and Teilchen, and wrote for the science fiction pulp magazines Thrilling Wonder Stories, and Amazing.