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Title: Hoom
Publisher: "Published quarterly by the the Wyver's Cave, Mukilteo, and Michel Delving Ferry System Press to satisfy the N'APA requirements of Bee Bowman... and Frank Denton"
Date(s): June 1968-Fall 1969
Frequency: quarterly
Medium: print
Fandom: Tolkien
Language: English
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Hoom is a gen Tolkien anthology of articles, art and poetry with five issues.

Hoom 1 was published in June 1968. Art by Frank Denton, Joe Zalabak, Bee Bowman.

Table of Contents

  • Gollum's Grandmother, p. 1
  • Frankly Speaking, pp. 2-3
  • Date with Kate, p. 3
  • Teen Column, p. 4
  • The Glittering Caves, p. 5
  • Beryl The Elf-Stone, pp. 6-8
  • Swordpoint, pp. 9-10
  • Book Review, p. 11
  • Limerick, p. 12
  • River-Daughter, pp. 13-15
  • Mailing Comments, pp. 16-18

From Bee's editorial, "As all, or most of, the zines devoted to Tolkien have become scarce or non-existent - or at least infrequent - HOOM has been started in an attempt to gather together the fen of Tolkiendom." Frankly speaking mentions that I Palantir was circulated to only a select group, and that Entmoot emphasized the languages of Middle-earth. The Glittering Caves is a nice 1 page line illustration. Beryl is an article about Emeralds in geology and literature (even the Bible) and how that relates to Aragorn's Elf-stone. The letters section (Swordpoint) touches on a bibliography of works relating to intelligent trees, and forthcoming art and Tengwar from John Closson. My favorite is a book review (reprinted from Library Journal, May 1 1968) on William Ready's The Tolkien Relation: "Criticisms, studies, and examinations are harbingers of the passing of a literary fad and diminishing popularity of an author's work."

Hoom 2 was published in September 1968. Art by Ann Chamberlain, Joe Zalabak, Elaine J. Cooke, and John Closson.

Table of Contents

  • "Gollum's Grandmother" by Bee Bowman, p. 1
  • "From the Fountain of the Withered Tree" by Frank Denton, p. 3
  • "Joe's Turn" by Joe Zalabak (a humerous review of Leonard Nimoy's singing ability)
  • "Tape Recording", p. 7
  • "The Elf Friend", a poem by Michael Gilbert, p. 8
  • "In the Orc Tower", a drawing, p. 9
  • "Of Sting and Others" by Patrick Strang, p. 10 (a general overview of heroic weapons in The Lord of the Rings as well as other sagas, such as Kalevala)
  • "Unvarnished Battle" a poem by Harriett Kolchak, p. 14
  • "A Music Column - The Springle-Ring", p. 15
  • "Elvish Writing Plate" by John Closson, p. 18
  • "A Time of Waiting, Part I" a short story by Tova Inpyn, p. 19
  • "Swordpoint" (letters), p. 25
  • "Translation of Elvish Plate" a poem by Marie Laverty, lettered by John Closson, p. 33
  • "Date With Kate" by Kate Bowman, p. 34
  • "News Items" by Frank Denton, p. 35
  • "Substitute Steeds" by Bee Bowman, p. 37
  • Mailing Comments, p. 41
  • Challenge - A Puzzle - p. 49

Hoom 3 was published in December 1968.


  • "Gollum's Grandmother", p. 1
  • "Joe's Turn", p. 4
  • "Time of Waiting" by Tova Inpyn (fiction), p. 6
  • "No Word From William" by Paul Novitski (fiction), p. 13
  • "Tolkien in Britain" by Gerald Bishop, p. 16
  • Review of "Flowers for Algernon" (movie) by J. B. Drapkin, p. 17
  • Review of The Last Unicorn, p. 20
  • "In a Hole in the Ground There Lived a Hobbit", p. 21
  • "The Grey-White Lord" (poem) by R. H. Racwain, p. 22
  • Swordpoint (letters), p. 23
  • Elvish Plate by Paul Novitski, p. 39

Hoom 4 was published in April 1969.

Hoom 5 was published in Fall 1969.