Outworlds

A long-running Science Fiction fanzine edited by William Bowers. Bowers was a committed self-publisher whose career lasted from the early 1960s to the late 90s. Outworlds was his second zine (the first was Star*Dust) and it lasted for 70 issues. It contained editorials, poetry, illustrations, criticism, etc. and attracted contributions from professional Science Fiction writers like Poul Anderson and Piers Anthony. In spite of that, it remained a decidedly amateur publication. George R.R. Martin also contributed content to the zine prior to gaining international recognition for his Song of Ice and Fire series of novels. Outworlds was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo award in 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977.