The Ultimate Unknown
The Ultimate Unknown was a small press publication edited by David D. Combs and published by Combs Press in Streamwood, Illinois, U.S.A.
Devoted to science fiction and horror, the first issue was released in 1995. Issue #23 was released in August 2001.
Poetry was contributed by Joel Ambroise, Sharon Fotta Anderson, John Benson & Tina Reigel, Josh Bingham, Donna T. Burgess (The Blue Lady), Kecia D. Carlson, Craig Cartright, G. O. Clark, Jennifer Crow, Joseph V. Danoski, Jim DeWitt, Tim DiVito, A. H. Ferguson, Bill Ford, Jr., Christopher Friend, Joyce Frohn, Brice P. Gorman, Ralph Greco, John Grey, Robert Haase, K. S. Hardy, C. David Hay, Gerald R. Hibbs, Aaron W. Hillman, Christopher Hivner, John Allen Jaynes, Norman J. Jewell, Sarah Kozlowski, Jonathan David Levine, David Magdalene, Denny E. Marshall, Raymond Mason, Errol Miller, Ned Pendergast, Richard William Pierce, Terry Pieszchala, John Picinich, Claus Ranswell, P.J. Roberts, William P. Robertson, Susan M. Sanders, Lisa D. Sharp, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Paul Sohar, Douglas M. Stokes, Donna Taylor, Brandon W. Totman (Contortions), Joseph Veronneau, Leo Weber, Louise Webster, Moira Wiley, and Mary Winters.
Fiction was contributed by Dr. Frank Allen, Sean G. Alt, C. S. Anderson, Josh Bingham, Matt Brashears, Humphrey Brown, Dan Buck, Justin Buffington, Carolene Carey, Robert Collins, Michael Crye, Barbara Custer, Lawrence R. Dagstine, D. E. Davidson, Suzanne Donahue, Stefano Donati, Kevin L. Donihe, Louise Dragon, J. Alan Erwine, Tom Gardner, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Ken Goldman, Gordon A. Graves, P. K. Graves, Rich Gray, Paula Guran, Valerie Hardin, Douglas Hewitt, Deborah Hunt, Jeff Ianniello, Charlee Jacob, Jeff Jensen, M. F. Korn, Anke Kriske (Doppelganger), Robert A. Kukla, Rick Lawler, D.F. Lewis, Phil Locascio, Derwin Mak, Barbara Malenky, Frances McCarthy, Dennis McDade, Beverly Moore, Marguerite Mullaney, Michele Patterson, Christopher Phillips, Todd Powell, Michelle Pucci, Mark Rich (Treaders of Starlight, The Silent Planet, The Magazine of Speculative Poetry), James P. Roberts, David G. Rogers, Barbara Rosen, John R. Sanderson, L. B. Sedlacek, Denise Sodaro, Philip L. Steele, Mike Stickel, Ginger Strivelli, Douglas M. Stokes, Mark Sutton, Jim Terry, Joan Tripp, Edward M. Turner, L. P. Van Ness, K. A. Williams, Tom Wilson, III, and Jeffrey P. Woodard.
Articles, reviews, and essays were contributed by Carole Adduci, Dan Buck, David D. Combs, Ralitsa Raitcheva Combs, Alicia Karen Elkins, Kathie Hudleston, Chyane Llree, Lisa Major, Douglas M. Stokes, Ph. D., L. P. Van Ness, and Mike Whitchead.
Featured interviews were with Larry Niven in issue #20, Jean Lorrah (Pandora) in #21, Steven Sullivan in #22, and Paul Clower in #23 .