Astra's Tower

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Zine
Title: Astra's Tower
Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley
Editor(s):
Date(s): 1947-1961
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Medium: print
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Fandom: Science Fiction
Language: English
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Astra's Tower was an early fanzine, with at least 5 issues printed, by Marion Zimmer Bradley. There are also some Special Leaflets.

Her brother Paul Edwin Zimmer writes of

that first, hectographed issue of Astra's Tower. The fifth page bore the heading "Saga of Carcosa," and after quoting the first two verses of "Cassilda's Song," began:
"CARCOSA!
"There is witchery in the name..."[1]

Main Volumes

MZB's work:

  • “The Chimes in the Cathedral.” Astra’s Tower 1.2 (Dec. 1947): 7
  • “The Place in the Marshes.” Astra’s Tower 1.2 (Dec. 1947): 11.
  • “The Priestess.” Astra’s Tower 1.2 (Dec. 1947): 11.
  • “The Vigil.” Astra’s Tower 1.5 (Dec. 1950): 4.
  • “Veteran.” Astra’s Tower 1.3 (July 1949): 1-2.
  • “Women…At War.” Astra’s Tower 1.5 (Dec. 1950): 3.
  • “Ode on Imitations of an Immortal.” Astra’s Tower 1.2 (Dec. 1947): 6, 9.
  • “Of Cabbages and Kings.” Astra’s Tower 1.4 (May 1950): 4.
  • “Speaking of Hacks.” Astra’s Tower 1.4 (May 1950): 2.
  • “Variations on an Old Theme.” Astra’s Tower 1.3 (July 1949): 5-6.
  • “Astra Logically Speaking.” Astra’s Tower 1.2 (Dec. 1947): 1.
  • Editorial, Astra’s Tower 1.1 (Summer 1947): 1-2;

Leaflets

MZB's work:

  • “Introduction Letter.” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet 1 (Aug. 1952): 1.
  • “Breather [Editorial]” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet 3 (Mar. 1959): 14-16.
  • “Appendix Letter.” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet 3 (Mar. 1959): 39-40.
  • Sword of Aldones/Planet Savers (Ace, 1962).” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet 1962: 29.
  • “Cassandra Marceau-Leynier.” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet 1 (Aug. 1952): 7-10
  • “Marga of the Darriells.” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet 1 (Aug. 1952): 2-4.
  • A Meeting in the Hyades.” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet (1962): 14-29.
  • “Dio Ridenow of Serre.” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet 1 (Aug. 1952): 4-7.
  • Men, Halflings & Hero Worship.” Astra’s Tower Special Leaflet 5 (1961): entire issue.

References

  1. Zimmer, Paul Edwin. "Appreciation" in Return to Avalon edited by Jennifer Roberson. New York, NY: Daw Books, 1996. p. 303.