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Issue #79, May 8th, 1997

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Here Comes the Sun, by Victor M. Gonzalez.

Dr. Fandom Goes Out, by Ted White.

Days of Fandom, edited by Andy.

Bela Lugosi's Dead, by Lesley Reece.

Venice, by Randy Byers.

How To Be A Seattle Fan (On Iboga Root), 1997, by Andy and Victor.

Dispatches to Apak, by our correspondents.

Fanzine Countdown, Extended Edition, by Andy Hooper.

This is the seventy-ninth issue of a tri-weekly fanzine, edited and published by Andy Hooper,
carl juarez and Victor Gonzalez, members & founding member fwa, supporters afal,
at The Starliter Building, 4228 Francis Ave. N. #103, Seattle, WA 98103, also available at fanmailAPH@aol.com. Correspondence for Victor should be sent to 9238 Fourth Ave. SW, Seattle WA 98106, and at vxg@p.tribnet.com. carl accepts e-mail at cjuarez@oz.net and fanzines at Andy's address. See below for availability and trade info, including the addresses of our British and Australian mailing agents. This is Drag Bunt Press Production #294. Apparatchiki: Jae Leslie Adams, Gregory Benford, Randy Byers, Irwin Hirsh, Christina Lake, Lesley Reece, Martin Tudor, Pam Wells & Ted White.

APPARATCHIK is the Yuri I. Merezhinski of fandom, a lecturer in Anthropology at Kiev University, who, encountering an example of the Kaptar, or North Caucasian Wildman, lost both his nerve and camera, firing several rounds with his pistol instead of taking pictures. Did this cost him tenure? Apak is still available for the usual, but note that trades must be sent to all three editors. Or you can get Apparatchik for $3.00 for a 3 month supply, or a year's worth for $12.00 or a lifetime subscription for $19.73, or in exchange for a completely alien gene to inject into our biosphere.

For readers in the United Kingdom, Martin Tudor will accept #10.00 for an annual subscription, #19.37 for a lifetime sub, from 24 Ravensbourne Grove, Off Clarke's Lane, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 1HX, UK. Australian readers can subscribe through Irwin Hirsh, 26 Jessamine Ave., East Prahran, Victoria 3181 Australia, for $4.50 (single issue), $17.00 (annual) and $28.09 (lifetime) Australian.

"Microsoft is a hard company to give a soul to," Shipman adds candidly.

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