FIDO'S LITTER

During its 39 issues and five years of existence, a lot of other fanzines rode out with J.Michael Rosenblum's FUTURIAN WAR DIGEST (1940-1945). Since FWD was affectionately dubbed 'Fido' it's perhaps not too surprising that these publications became known collectively as 'Fido's Litter'.

This page lists all these zines and it's my hope that most listings will eventually become links.

There was a tradition at the time of giving these and some other fanzines affectionate nicknames, and they were sometimes refered to only by those names which be confusing for a modern reader. Below is a list of the more prominent of these:
Connie = COSMOS
Dinah = DAWN SHADOWS
Fay = FANTAST
Fido = FUTURIAN WAR DIGEST
Imp - INTERPLANETARY NEWS
Les Tart = THE GENTLEST ART
Mite = THE MIGHTY ATOM
Sally = SATELLITE
Stan = SCIENCE FANTASY FAN
...................... Rob Hansen.


THE BIBLIOPHAN: R.G.Medhurst (London).
       (1)   Aug/41     m        F        4  d/w FWD ll
      *(-)   Oct/41     m        Q        4  d/w FWD 13
        2    Nov/41     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 14
        3    Jan/42     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 16
     **(4)   Jun/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 21
*supplement called Shocking The Bibliophan; b/w Tin Tacks 8 and 
  Fan Dance 2.
**called Genus Bibliophanus Leodenesius.

BOOKLIST: 
    N.B. Mike Rosenblum produced 'Booklist' sheets d/w FWD - 
         these have not been considered as fanzines.

BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY publications: D.R. Smith (Nuneaton).

CONVENTION EXTRA: produced for the 1944 Eastercon (London).
      *(1)   Dec/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 32
        2    Feb/44     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 33
* also b/w Cosmic Cuts.


COSMOS: J.Edward Rennison (Blackburn).
        1    Jan/41     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 4
        2    Feb/41     m        Q        3  b/w FWD 5
        3    Mar/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 6
        4    Nov/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 14
        5    Dec/41     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 15
      *(-)   Jan/42     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 16 
*supplement

DAWN SHADOWS: James Rathbone.
        1    Oct/40     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 1
        2    Jan/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 4
        3    Aug/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 11

DELERIUM TREMENS: Dennis Tucker.
       *1    Apr/42     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 19
        2    May/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 20
        3    Jul/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 21
        4    Aug/42     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 22
        5    Oct/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 23
        6    Nov/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 24
        7    Jan/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 25
        8    Feb/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 26
        9    May/43     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 28
       10    Jul/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 29
       11    Aug/43     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 30
       12    Nov/43     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 32
       13    Apr/44     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 34
       14    Aug/44     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 36
*b/w Sands ot Time 4 (qv).

FAN DANCE: C.S.Youd.
        1    Aug/41     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 11
       *2    Oct/41     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 13
*b/w Tin Tacks 8 and Shocking The Bib.

FANTASY WAR BULLETIN: C.S.Youd.
        8    Jan/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 5

THE FLY IN THE OINTMENT,
Or The Snag In Michael's Mailing:R.G.Medhurst.
        1    Feb/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 5

GALAXY: Terry Overton (Cardiff).
        1    Aug/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 22
        2    Oct/42     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 23
        3    Nov/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 24
        4    Jan/43     m      USQ        2  b/w FWD 25
        5    Feb/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 26
        6    May/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 27
        7    Jul/43     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 29

THE GENTLEST ART: Douglas Webster.
       (1)   Dec/40     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 3
        2    Jan/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 4
        3    Feb/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 5
        4    Mar/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 6
      *(-)   Apr/41     m        Q        4 
        5    Apr/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 7
        6    May/41     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 8
        7    Jun/41     m        Q        4  d/w FWD 9
        8    Jul/41     m        Q        6  b/w FWD 10
* letter supplement called HELLZAPOPPIN


HE SAID: Ron Holmes.
        1    Apr/4l     m        Q        1  b/w FWD 7
        2    May/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 8

LAMPPOST: E.Frank Parker (London).
        1    Dec/43     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 32
        2    Feb/44     m        Q        4  b/w FWD 33
        3    May/44     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 35

MIDLANDS SCIENCE-FICTION CONVENTION - REPORT: 
       R.Rowland Johnson for the Midvention (Leicester) April 1943.
      *(-)   Nov/42     p       ½Q        2  d/w FWD 24
        1    Jan/43     p       ½Q        2  d/w FWD 25
        2    Feb/43     m        Q        2  d/w FWD 26
        3    Mar/43     m        F        2  d/w FWD 27
*Not called "Report".

THE MIGHTY ATOM: R.Rowland Johnson (Leicester).
        1    Oct/42     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 23
        2    Jul/43     m       ½F        4  d/w FWD 29
        3    Nov/43     m       ½F        4  d/w FWD 32

MOONSHINE: John F.Burke (Liverpool).
        1    Jan/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 4
        2    Feb/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 5
        3    Mar/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 6
        4    May/41     m        Q        2  b/w FWD 8

OPEN LETTER TO ANGLO-FANS - Forrest J Ackerman (Los Angeles)
       (-)   Nov/41     m        ?        ?  b/w FWD 14

REPORT OF THE MIDVENTIONETTE: produced for the Second Midvention 
                                    (Leicester) Sept. 1944.
      (-)    Sep/44     m        F        2  d/w FWD 37

REVIEW SECTION: Ron Holmes.
      (1)     Oct/42    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 23
      (2)     Nov/42    m      USQ        2  b/w FWD 24
      (3)     Jan/43    m      USQ        2  b/w FWD 25
       4      Feb/43    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 26
       5      Apr/43    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 27
      (6)     May/43    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 28
      (7)     Jul/43    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 29
      (8)     Aug/43    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 30
      (9)     Feb/44    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 33

SANDS OF TIME: Ted Carnell (London).
        1     Dec/41    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 16
        2     Feb/42    m        Q        2  d/w FWD 17
        3     Mar/42    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 18
       *4     Apr/42    m        Q        4  d/w FWD 19
        5     May/42    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 20
        6     Aug/42    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 22
        7     Oct/42    m        Q        4  b/w FWD 23
        8     Jan/43    m        Q        4  b/w FWD 25
        9     May/43    m        Q        4  b/w FWD 28
       10     Dec/43    m        Q        4  b/w FWD 32
       11     Jan/44    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 33
*b/w Delerium Tremens 1.

SECOND MIDVENTION: R.Rowland Johnson for 
                    the 1944 Midvention (Leicester).
       (-)    Aug/44    m        Q        2  d/w FWD 36

STAR PARADE: Ken Bulmer (London). All issues d/w FWD.
        1     Apr/41    m        F        4
        2     May/4l    m        F        4
        3     Jun/41    m       ½F        8
        4     Jul/41    m       ½F        8
        5     Aug/41    m       ½F       12
      *(-)    Sep/41    m        Q        1  b/w FWD 12.
        6     Oct/41    m       ½F       18
       (7)    Dec/41    m       ½F       16  (Vol 2 No 1)
*called Supplement

TIN TACKS: Donald J.Doughty (Norfolk).
        1     Mar/41    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 6
        2     Apr/41    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 7
        3     May/41    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 8
        4     Jun/41    m      USQ        2  b/w FWD 9
        5     Jul/41    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 10
        6     Aug/41    m        Q        2  b/w FWD 11
        7     Sep/41    m        Q        4  b/w FWD 12
       *8     Sep/41    m        Q        2  d/w FWD 13
*b/w Fan Dance 2 and Shocking The Bibliophan.

TRIVIA: J.E.Rennison (Blackburn).
        1     Jul/42    m        Q         1  b/w FWD 21
        2     Aug/42    m        Q         2  b/w FMD 22

WITH THE ARCHEOLOGISTS...: Harry Turner (Manchester) .
       (-)    Mar/41    m        Q         1  b/w FWD 6

YOSHIWARA SUPPLEMENT: S.Beach and R.J. Silburn.
       (-)    Nov/42    m        F         2  d/w FWD 24

ZENITH: Harry Turner (Manchester).
        1     Apr/41    m        Q         3  b/w FWD 7
        2     May/41    m        Q         3  b/w FWD 8
     ***3     Jul/41    m        Q         1  b/w FWD 26 
     **(-)    Jul/42    m        Q         3  b/w FWD 21
 **one page reprinted from New Series 1; other two pages original.
***merely a cover, so dated; distributed Feb/43.
continues after 1950.


Carnell, Ted
Doughty, Don J. (inc. photo)
Johnson, Roy Rowland (inc. photo)
Medhurst, Richard G.
Rathbone, James P.
Rennison, John Edward
Tucker, Dennis (inc. photo)
Webster, Douglas W.L.
Williams, Arthur P. (inc. photo)
Youd, Christopher Samuel

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