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    Ballyhoo (AU) [Winter (June? 1956)] (Atlas Publications of Melbourne, 1/6, 68pp, digest s/s)
    cover: cartoon of two men in spaceship reading Burma Shave posters in space “When you ride / a magnetic wave / look your best / Burma Shave.” Blurbs: Special Chock Full of Space Issue / The World’s Funniest Magazine. Distributed by Gordon & Gotch. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • ifc. · [fake ad for Ballyhoo’s Space Queen (pinup girl in spacesuit)] · Anon. · hu
    • 3 · Table of Contents · Anon. · ms; blurb: This is Sirius!
    • 4 · [fake ad for hotel, The Pluto Plaza] · Anon. · hu
    • 5 · [fake ad for Lunar Luggage] · Anon. · hu
    • 5-7 · Litter to the Editors · Anon. · lc; all spoof letters and names.
    • 6 · [fake ad for Camp Hy-in-Sky] · Anon. · hu
    • 7 · [fake ad for Martian Tourist Bureau] · Anon. · hu
    • 8 · [fake ad for Stellar Spaceways travel bureau] · Anon. · hu
    • 9-10 · The Ballyhoo Trophy · Anon. · hu; for “breaking the sound barrier”.
    • 10 · [fake ads for Heavenrude Outboard Motor for saucers and for Crooks Tour] · Anon. · hu
    • 11 · Space Platform Xz204c Does Not Answer · Anon. · vi
    • 12,14 · Supersonic Heterodyne - Be My Cosmic Valentine · Paul C. Law · vi
    • 13 · [cartoon - couple in UFO above earth quarelling about route] · Anon. · ct
    • 15-16 · I Didn’t Planet That Way! · Donald A. Shaw · vi
    • 16 · [fake ad for Saturn Junior Chamber of Commerce] · Anon. · hu
    • 17 · [“damn the galactic asteroids—full speed ahead!”] · Bob Campbell · ct
    • 18 · Let’s Build a Stereo Way to the Stars · Paul C. Law · vi
    • 19 · [parents in spaceship with kid who has to “stop” at each planet] · Herb Green · ct
    • 19-20 · Trouble by the Light Year · Parke Cummings · hu; idea for a space-age radio soap opera plot.
    • 20 · [fake ad for Fathersill’s Mark VIII anti-spacesickness pill] · Anon. · hu
    • 21 · Ghost Writers in the Sky · Paul C. Law · vi
    • 22 · [fake ad on masking bad breath by wearing a space helmet] · Anon. · hu
    • 23 · Commercial for the Atomic Age · Paul C. Law · hu
    • 24-25 · Space Music: The Hit Parade of 2054 · Richard James · hu
    • 25 · [“I fell for that Orson Welles trick ONCE.”] · Wesley Thompson · ct
    • 26-29 · Watch Out, Mars, This Ship Is Loaded · Anon. · hu; newspaper columns from Luella Parsnips, Beater De Russos, Dame Eateth Lions, Saccandra.
    • 27 · [fake ad for LUNA-C rocket line] · Anon. · ms
    • 29 · Handy Guide to Martian Conversation · W. F. Miksch · hu
    • 30-31 · It Was Written in the Stars—But Not Very Well · Paul C. Law · vi
    • 31 · [hitchiker on motor scooter] · Jean Belvur, [?] · ct; not sf-related.
    • 32 · A Martian by Any Other Name · Parke Cummings · hu
    • 32 · [fake ad for Manny’s Moontel and Rocket Court] · Anon. · hu
    • 33-36 · The Stratosphere Sun— · Anon. · hu; fake future newspaper.
    • 37-39 · Classified Space · Anon. · hu; fake classified ads for paper.
    • 40 · Read All Questions Carefully · Parke Cummings · hu; fake space quiz.
    • 41 · [upside down pinup girl photo; blurb Ballyhoo Gets Back to Earth] · Anon. · ms
    • [from here on, only some of the cartoons retain a space theme; all the written text is mundane humor]
    • 42-44 · The Missing Cheque in Reverse · Bill Majeski · ss
    • 45 · [pudgy guy in spacesuit] · Al Kaufman · ct
    • 46-47 · After Forty—What? · Dick Asbaugh · hu
    • 47 · [sleeping man’s beard used as tickler by necking couple] · Leon · ct
    • 48 · [wife finds husband on moon with alien girl] · Herbert Goldberg · ct
    • 49 · All Change! · Parke Cummings · hu
    • 50 · [moochers on park bench want to share newspaper] · Marku · ct
    • 50 · How to View with Alarm · Anon. · hu
    • 51 · [aliens to be offered Marilyn Monroe calendars] · W. A. Brown · ct
    • 52 · [man on stretcher sticks up stretcher carriers] · Fred · ct
    • 52-53 · You and Your Job · Robert Fontaine · hu
    • 53 · [jealous husband shares rides behind wife on her skis] · Anon. · ct
    • 54 · Golf Is Just a Matter of Course · Dick Emmons · hu
    • 54 · [small skater loses his pants and skates] · Lassalvy, [?] · ct
    • 55 · [guy in space helmet startled by paper airplane overhead] · Anon. · ct
    • 56-58 · You’ve Got to Have a System · Anon. · hu
    • 56 · [room painters use teeter-totter] · Paul · ct
    • 57 · [reporter calls in story while fleeing armed thug] · Anon. · ct
    • 58 · [bather’s umbrella matches pattern of his tent] · BIL · ct
    • 59 · [father fed up with child chasing pet with hatchet] · Smythe · ct
    • 60 · I’ve Been Sheared · Dick Emmons · hu
    • 60 · [small bather wrings out his long beard] · [byline unreadable] · ct
    • 61 · [couple on desert island, but she knows judo] · [byline unreadable] · ct
    • 62,64,66 · Louder and Phonier · Anon. · hu; several short jokes.
    • 63 · [real ad for Atlas’ “Science Fiction Library” (six titles)] · Anon. · ms
    • 65 · [real ad for Atlas’ “Crime Library” (nine titles)] · Anon. · ms
    • 66 · [real subscription form for Ballyhoo (“a magazinier magazine”)] · Anon. · ms
    • ibc. · Ye Olde Fashioned Ballyhoo Almanacke for Ye June of Ye 1956 · Anon. · ms
    • bc. · [real ad for Squire magazine] · Anon. · ms



    Ballyhoo Magazine [v5 #6, January 1934] ed. Norman Anthony (Dell Publishing, 15¢, 32pp, 8½" x 11½")
    Humorous magazine with snippets of fiction. This is the English edition priced at 1/-.
    • 2 · Adlaffs · [Misc.] · ct
    • 6 · Flash! Flash! · [Misc.] · ct
    • 8 · Where’s Elmer? · [Misc.] · qz
    • 9 · Washington Runaround · Anon. · hu
    • 14 · Ballyhoo’s Gold News · Anon. · hu
    • 18 · In the Park · B. D. · vi; winner in the “Worst Short Story” competition
    • 20 · Down with Everything: Redagravure Section · Anon. · hu
    • 21 · Thunder Over Yonkers · Homer Burpski · vi
    • 21 · Red Flannel · Winter Underwear · pm
    • 22 · Down with Everything · [Misc.] · hu



    Balthus    (about)
    Fanzine.

    • Publishers:
      • Jon M. Harvey; Cardiff, England: Balthus

    • Editors:



    Balthus [#2, 1971] (20p, 36pp, 6¾" x 9", cover by J. Pitts)
    Also contains a separate 8 page booklet of letters.





    2009 Balticon Souvenir Book [2009] (The BSFan, 76pp, 8½" x 11", cover by Kurt Miller)
    Most of this is of course ads and trivial non-fiction (though I will note that on page 7 is a Charles Stross bibliography put together hurriedly when I saw what the editor was going to use; don’t know what details were omitted, since she still got it all on one page) Details supplied by Mark Owings.
    • 20 · This Is What You Must Do · Kirsty Logan · pm 2009 Balticon Souvenir Book, ed. Anon., The BSFan 2009
    • 21 · Aurora Aland · Tabitha Benedict · pm 2009 Balticon Souvenir Book, ed. Anon., The BSFan 2009
    • 21 · Orbit · Pat Tompkins · pm 2009 Balticon Souvenir Book, ed. Anon., The BSFan 2009; representing $175 in prize money between them, which is probably good money these days for poetry—first prize went off to Scotland.
    • 65 · The Hoard Keeper · Brenden Bogley · ss 2009 Balticon Souvenir Book, ed. Anon., The BSFan 2009
    • 69 · Dreamland for Insomniacs · Margaret Renninger · ss 2009 Balticon Souvenir Book, ed. Anon., The BSFan 2009
    • 71 · Snow Angel · Helen Zhao · ss 2009 Balticon Souvenir Book, ed. Anon., The BSFan 2009; another $175 in money, or the Young Writers contest for middle school and high school students.
    • 74 · Eldorado · Edgar Allan Poe · pm The Flag of Our Union Apr 21 1849
    • 74 · Tell-Tale Heart · Vonnie Winslow Crist · pm Late Knocking v4 #1 1988
    • 74 · A Dream within a Dream · Edgar Allan Poe · pm The Flag of Our Union Mar 31 1839; these are listed as “Poe-try” since is his bicentennial—middle one came over the transom.









    Bananas [#3, (no date, circa Autumn) 1975] ed. Emma Tennant (Bananas Publishing; London, 50p, 40pp, tabloid)
    Details supplied by David Pringle.
    • 3 · Dead as They Come · Ian McEwan · ss
    • 6 · Middle Class Marriage Saved! · Hilary Bailey · ss; illustrated by Pam Zoline
    • 9 · [poem] · Elaine Feinstein · pm
    • 9 · [poem] · Jenny Joseph · pm
    • 11 · Day of Success · Sylvia Plath · ss; one of a number of previously unpublished stories written by Plath in an attempt to break into “the women’s slicks” [her phrase] of the 1950s.
    • 14 · Old Times Revisited · Heathcote Williams · ar [Harold Pinter]; on Harold Pinter’s play Old Times.
    • 17 · The English Literary Intelligentsia · Tom Nairn · ar
    • 23 · The Bananas Interview · Tom Nairn · iv; spoof interview with “a distinguished British writer... Maurice Cotswold.”
    • 25 · Luisa’s Literary Dinners · [Misc.] · hu; spoof piece on cooking for the literati.
    • 26 · Problem Page · Paul Ableman, et al. · hu; spoof agony column for the literati.
    • 27 · Bob Dylan Spells It Out · [Misc.] · iv 1966; described as “a 1966 Canadian interview with Bob Dylan.”
    • 29 · Marianne’s Day · Jenny Joseph · ss
    • 32 · Logic and the Cat · Matthew Yorke · ss
    • 35 · The Suburbs of Time · Emma Tennant · ss
    • 36 · The Wrong Number · Brian Patten · pm
    • 37 · A Block of Wood · Anne Rothenstein · vi
    • 38 · Insurrection and the Law · Karl Miller · br; review of Cockburn’s Millennium, by Claud Cockburn
    • 39 · The Conspiracy Act · Lex Garage · ar



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