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Not So Fantastique

March 23, 1986

Who cares if Clarke and his fanzine are boycotted by LucasBerg? Who cares if Clarke is yet another "sci-fi" expert who detests the term sci-fi?

I mean, where was Calendar when Famous Monsters, the magazine that started it all back in '58, was the lone voice in the media, giving millions of fans and scholars alike virtually their only glimpse of fantasy and horror films?

Why has Forrest J. Ackerman, FM's esteemed creator and editor for a quarter of a century, never merited a Calendar cover story? Clarke would never have even become the publisher of a fantasy magazine if he hadn't have discovered Famous Monsters (and the phenomenon of fandom it fomented) in his youth.

C'mon, Calendar, get your priorities straight.

MICHAEL YERKES

Long Beach

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