SFWA Bulletin [v7 #4, No. 28, February 1970] ed. Barry Malzberg (Science Fiction Writers Association, 20pp, octavo s/s) 
Details supplied by Bud Webster.
- · [illustrations] · Jack Gaughan · il
- 1 · Nebula Awards Banquets, 1970 · [uncredited] · ar; Once again, the Nebs were to be held in three very disparate places, NYC, New Orleans and Berkeley. The latter Banquet was organized by Alva Rogers, Greg Benford and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.
- 2 · From the Secretary-Treasurer · Anne McCaffrey · cl; “Responding to the requests of many members, and because efficient equipment is a felt want, SFWA purchased a used #360 Gestetner in excellent condition for $345.…It will facilitate the production of the FORUM…” How…faanish. Also, the colophon mentions that the Managing Editor is Joyce Malzberg, and that typesetting was done on an IBM Selectric. When did Ted White cease doing it in his basement along with CRAWDADDY?
- 3 · Obituary - Evelyn del Rey · Robert Silverberg · ob; Heartfelt and affectionate, he writes “Shrewd, witty, capable of loving and receiving love, she brought laughter and grace wherever she went. And though she was a strong-minded woman in a field marked by clashing egos, she had, so far as I’m aware, no enemies at all.” lovely, Bob.
- 4-5 · Eire - A Writer’s Paradise · Harry Harrison · ar; about the advantages and drawbacks to living in Ireland under Articlea 1 & 2 of the Finance Act. “Bob Shaw, Irishman himself…states that a writer could rent a simple country cottage for 2 pounds a week and buy enough food to cook for another 2 quid. So a bit less than ten dollars a week would cover all expenses. $500 a year!” At some point, Sec-Treas McCaffrey must have taken him at his word.
- 6-13 · The Doubleday Contract · Damon Knight · ar; fourth in a series, prefaced by his “About the Contract Articles.” “Each BULLETIN contract article is offered to the publisgher for comment or rebuttal. Doubleday received a copy of this one, but declined to discuss it.” Bob, Barry, how successful were these articles in persuading the publishers?
- 13 · Nebula Nominations · [uncredited] · ms; including PKDick’s “A. Lincoln, Simulacrum”, published as We Can Build You by DAW in ’72.
- 14-16 · What Can Be Found on Other Worlds? (Analysis of the Unknown) · Alexis Tsvetikov · ar; “It appears to be possible that the following little investigation would be of some interest and use to the science fiction Writers. It shows them roughly what kind of aliens and their environment authors may consider populating their distant worlds.” What follows is certainly beyond my capabilities, but I’d love for somebody to explain it to me in small words. It’s followed by a note from Ms McCaffrey: “The above article is obviously complimentary to ‘How to Build a Planet’ by Poul Anderson, BULLETIN, Vol. 2, No. 6, Whole No. 9.”
- 16 · New Members · [uncredited] · cl; includws Jack Dann and Robert Weinberg, not to mention the reinstatement of Bester and Delany.
- 17-19 · People and Places · [uncredited] · cl; in which Judy Merril announces “…the wedding of her daughter, Ann Pohl to Alan Reed”, and that James Blish signed with Doubleday “…to do a definitive, two-volume history of witchcraft and demonology.” As I can find no record of this, would I be correct in assuming that this turned into the After Such Knowledge books?
- 19 · Note · Gordon Dickson · ms; preface to the Market Report indicating that “…no more marketplace announcements for ’Ultimate Publications’ (AMAZING, FANTASTIC, and certain reprint magazines) will be run until further notice for the following reasons: Several SFWA members have complained that manuscripts submitted at Ultimate have neiher been accepted nor returned and requests for returns have been ignored.”
- 20 · Market Report · [uncredited] · cl; “NEW DIMENSIONS: Robert Silverberg reports that this volume has now been closed. There is a good possibility for a successor but at present he does not want submissions. The membership will be notified.” So, Bob, whatever happened with this one?