Saturday, February 7, 2009

AUGURIES 12–1990

First issue to feature book and magazine reviews. First appearance of apt quotations at the end of each story. This was the pre-internet age and finding the most appropriate quote sometimes took a while.
Cover – Nik Morton, illustrating the story by Hilary Robinson; I committed a cardinal sin and gave the creature wings when he had none in the story!
Interior illustrations by John McCreen, John Light and Nik Morton.
(A5, stapled, 52pp, £1.20p)

Circus! – Dorothy Davies
Past and present (poem) – John Francis Haines
Eggs – Arabella Wood
April showers and green-eyed girls – Andy Smith
Not in Summer (poem) – Jim England
The sentient cloak – Hilary Robinson
Oasis – Dave Parsons
The lap of the gods – Nick Daws
Find the mage – Sydney J Bounds (illo above)
Do not adjust your head – Matthew Dickens
A presence in Spring – Graham Andrews

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