Nearly Fatal Attraction

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Title: Nearly Fatal Attraction
Publisher: Otter Limits, Bandersnatch Press
Author(s): Pam Spurlock
Cover Artist(s): Sandy Schreiber
Date(s): September 1988
Medium: print
Fandom: Real Ghostbusters
Language: English
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cover by Sandy Schreiber
art by Sandy Schreiber

Nearly Fatal Attraction is a gen 137-page (+ 2 unnumbered pages) Real Ghostbusters novel by Pam Spurlock.

The art is by Sandy Schreiber.

From the Zine

"Dedicated to Dan Ackroyd, for reasons which should be obvious to everyone."

"This publication is a FANZINE. By fans, for fans. That means it is strictly nonprofit. Honest. We're not makin' a cent, so don't sue us."


From the publisher, "Can the Ghostbusters foil a sinister plot that threatens their very existence? (All right...the existence of a small town in New Hampshire.) Can they get paid for doing it? And what's all this about rats? The answers to these questions and more can be found in this exciting new Ghostbusters epic. Beautiful expensive full-color cover. Twelve expensive black and white screened ink-wash illustrations (less expensive than the cover, though). 130-plus hand-typed, non-computerized pages (collector edition typos free of charge)."

The Artist Wrote

The zine's artist writes: "'Nearly Fatal Attraction' was the first RGB fan story my former roommate Pam Spurlock wrote. On a typewriter. Using white-out. I illoed it, with inkwash illos on the inside, and a professionally printed color cover. (no color copiers back then.) This 'zine was a huge success!!" [1]

Reactions and Reviews

Peter needs a leash, or at least a nanny, as another of his loves-of-the-moments gets him (and the guys) into trouble again.

Verdict: Oh yes! The careful research alone makes these stories worth getting. All the critters the guys come up against are believable, and accurate. [2]


  1. ^ Sandy's Deviant Art Page
  2. ^ Labidolemur's Recommendations (early 2000s)