Sandman Sentinel

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Zine
Title: Sandman Sentinel
Publisher: United Sandment
Editor(s): Janelle Holmes
Dan H.
Rick Hallock
Date(s): 1977-1986, 1995
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Medium: print
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Genre:
Fandom: Logan's Run
Language: English
External Links: Logan's Run fansite, "Vikki's City of Drones"
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Sandman Sentinel is a gen anthology of fiction and articles. The last issue contains het. It ran for thirteen issues.

From Rick Hallock via "Vikki's City of Drones": "In about 1977 The United Sandmen formed in New Mexico. The United Sandmen had a monthly mailing Sentinel Informer which had numerous issues each about 15 pages in length and a large fanzine sized annual publication 'Sandman Sentinel' which produced 11 issues. The fanzine stared out a biannual production but that schedule was dropped after issue #2. The United Sandmen was an official chapter of the LROF... The club did not advertise too much... it had one advert in Starlog and another in their only once printed Starlog Communication handbook. There was also an advertisement in the Circuit at one point. The fanzine was a large format usually around 70+ pages. The first issue was offset print. The second and third were a more traditional mimeograph process. This makes them extremely hard to read today. Issues 2 (Vol. 1 #2) and 3 (Vol. 2 #1) are the hardest to find.

Around issue #5 or 6 the Janelle Holmes became to busy too continue the production so I volunteered to put out future issues. Before that Janelle and Dan H. had been the publishers. I knew nothing about publishing a fanzine, but over the course of the next several years I would learn quite a lot. I had been involved with the production of The Gorgon Chronicles (1980-1981) but Dan Murphy did most of the work, I just added in the picture pages and clip art and ran off the copies. But nothing prepared me for the huge task of word processing, printing, publishing and mailing all of these issues! Janelle Holmes remained as editor and contributed editorials to issues 7 and 8. Issue 7 was my first issue. It was made on an Atari 800 and printed on an Epson FX80 printer. My word processor did not even have a spell checker! Heck I was just a high school student back then. By the time issue #9 rolled around I was going to college and had access to some better production equipment, but my time was very limited. Issue nine and ten on were 'velobound' and had clear plastic protective covers. Issue 9 has a sepeatoned picture of Logan and Jessica in the swamp from the episode 'Stargate'. The cover of issue #10 was one of, if not the first SF fanzines in the world to have a full color cover. The club dissolved in 1986 upon publication of Sandman Sentinel #10.

On average one issue was produced each year, with the exception of issues 7 and 8 which were both produced in the same year so that the final issue could be printed in connection with the tenth anniversary of the movie's release. In between issue 10 and issue 11 one fan kept the club alive.. His name is (Darn! I don't have it handy here) but he put out 'Sentinel Informer' issues on a regular basis. Issue #11 was not produced until 1994 and received very limited distribution. Even though issue 11 was promoted at worldcons and regional conventions very few people ordered it as Logan fandom had sunk to an all time lack of interest. Now, thanks mostly to the Internet, Logan fandom seems to be making a sort of comeback. Well maybe not a comeback but at least the interest is there."[1]

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Sandman Sentinel 1 is called Vol. 1 #1. It was published in September 1977.

Sandman Focus

  • Gym Graffiti
  • DS Training Manual
  • Sandlady Part I by Janelle Holmes (fiction)
  • Sentinel Search (Word Maze)

Star Wars Focus

  • Star Wars Review
  • Mark Hamill alias Luke Skywalker

News and Notes

  • Editor's Page
  • Logan's Run Update
  • Media Notes

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Sandman Sentinel 2 is called Vol 1 #2. It was published in October 1978. Mimeographed and some pages were glued together so that they could have a picture on one side. It has been described as very physically very hard to read.

Articles

  • Pages From The Deep Sleep Training Manual
  • Logan's Run Supertrivia Quiz
  • Sentinel Search (word maze)
  • Jenny! A Complete Biography by Michael Smith
  • Movie Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Fiction

  • Fight For Life by Alfred F. Turner
  • The Search by Pat C. and J. L. Holmes
  • Sandlady Part II by Janelle Holmes
  • Death of a Sandman (poetry) by Jacquelyn Taylor

News and Notes

  • Editorial by Janelle Holmes
  • Accolades (letters section)
  • Tri-Dim Report
  • Sentinel Search #1 answers
  • Missing A Few Words (reprinted blurred out words in the previous issue)

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Sandman Sentinel 3 is called Vol 2 #1. It was published in May 1979. It was mimeographed with offset art. Some pages were printed on different color (yellow) paper and contains a lot of art.

Articles

  • Logan's Run - - A Series Doomed To Failure
  • D. C. Fontana on Logan's Run Exclusive Interview
  • Logan's Run Epiosde Synopsis
  • Logan's Run Stars' Biographies

Fiction

  • DS Training Manual (with illustrations)
  • Terror Unto Death Part I by Jacquelyn Taylor
  • And Gant Slew Ballard by Leigh C.
  • Fight For Life by Alfred F. T. (who also did some art in this issue)
  • The Search by Pat C. and J. L. Holmes
  • The Sandlady's Return By Janelle Holmes
  • Carousel by Gloria C. ( a nice filk song)

News and Notes

  • Editorial by Janelle Holmes
  • Accolades and Tirades (letters section)
  • DS Exchange
  • Answers to the LR Trivia Quiz
  • Missing A Few Words (reprinted blurred out words in the previous issue)

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Sandman Sentinel 4 was published in December 1980. Mimeographed with offset art. By the time this issue was printed, the Logan's Run Organization Of Fans had folded.

Articles

  • Review of Logan's Run ( written in 1976)
  • Biography of Michael York
  • Biography or Richard Jordan

Fiction

  • The Masquerade by Frank R. W.
  • Their Souls and Spirits Prose by Frank R. W.
  • Citizens Career Guide
  • Sandgirls Part I by Carl N. (a story too 'hot' for The Circuit!) [2] het?
  • The Historian by Dan H.
  • Terror Unto Death Part II by Jacquelyn Taylor
  • Sandlady's Return Part II by Janelle Holmes

News and Notes

  • Editorial by Janelle Holmes
  • Accolades and Tirades (letters section)
  • DS Exchange

Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Sandman Sentinel 5 was published in December 1981. Mimeographed with offset art.

News and Notes

  • Editorial by Janelle Holmes
  • Accolades and Tirades (letters section)

Fiction

  • Time Tripper Part 1 by Tony D.
  • Sandgirls Part II by Carl N.
  • A Sandlady By Any Other Name by Janelle Holmes
  • Terror Unto Death Part III by Jacquelyn Taylor
  • Reflections on a Crystal by Jessica 6 (as written by Gloria C.)
  • Deep Sleep Training Manual Supplement by Gloria C.
  • Death Chase by Greg C.
  • Adrian's Run by Dan H.
  • Logan's Discovery Part 1 by John K.

Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Sandman Sentinel 6 was published in December 1982. Mimeographed 2-sided printing. Cover based on the Corgi Books Logan's Run Paperback.

News and Notes

  • Editorial by Janelle Holmes
  • Accolades and Tirades (letters section)

Fiction

  • Time Tripper Part 1 by Tony D. D,
  • Odyssey of Santana 3 Part I by Greg C.
  • Sandgirls Part III by Carl N.
  • A Sandlady By Any Other Name: Part II by Janelle Holmes
  • Terror Unto Death Part IV by Jacquelyn Taylor
  • The Adventures of Sandgirl Mackenzie 19 by Marcy D.
  • Pages From the DS Training Manual by Francine B.
  • Logan's Run Word Maze by Tony D. D.

Issue 7

cover of issue #7

Sandman Sentinel 7 While published in December of 1983, it wasn't mailed out until the summer of 1984. Originals of this issue were printed on dot matrix printer paper. Produced on an old Atari 800 computer.

Non Fiction

  • Michael Anderson Jr. on Logan's Run The Movie
  • George Clayton Johnosn on Jessica's Run

Fiction

  • Quest of the Spear Part 1 by Carl N.
  • Odyssey of Santana 3 Part II by Greg C.
  • A Sandlady By Any Other Name: Part III by Janelle Holmes
  • Terror Unto Death Part V by Jacquelyn Taylor
  • The Adventures of Sandgirl Mackenzie 19 by Marcy D.

Articles

  • Answer key to Issue 6 Word Maze
  • Accolades and Tirades Janelle Holmes
  • From the Typist by Rick Hallock

Issue 8

cover of issue #8

Sandman Sentinel 8 was published in June 1985. This issue was also printed on a dot matrix printer, but was xeroxed to make the print darker. Very thin paper made for a very thin issue. The end of the club is announced by Janelle. A few pages were lost but later recovered and put is issue #9 of part IV of Janelle's story.

Non Fiction

  • From The Editor Janelle Holmes
  • From the Typist by Rick Hallock

Script

  • The Playground Part 1

Fiction

  • A Sandlady By Any Other Name: Part IV By Janelle Holmes
  • Groso's Run Part II by Rick Hallock
  • The Adventures of Sandgirl Mackenzie 19 by Marcy D.

Articles

  • City Demographics By Dan Helmick
  • The Philosophy of the 23rd Century by Carl N. (Rainbird 6)
  • Religion In The Future By Carl N.

Issue 9

cover of issue #9

Sandman Sentinel 9 was published in January 1986. First velobound cover. First use of spot color.

Non Fiction

  • From the Typist by Rick Hallock

Script

  • The Playground Part 2

Fiction

  • A Sandlady By Any Other Name: Part IV Missing pages from the earlier issue By Janelle Holmes
  • Terror Unto Death Part VI by Jacquelyn Taylor
  • Groso's Run Part II by Rick Hallock
  • Francis 7? By Greg C.

Issue 10

cover of issue #10

Sandman Sentinel 10 was published in November 1986. "This issue was sent out to all the people still with valid addresses on our mailing list as a free thank you for supporting Logan Fandom for those many long years. Velobound full color cover. It also featured biographies of club members who wrote in with how Logan's Run had effected them. There were a bunch of these floating with fanzine dealers for a few years after publication at West Coast cons. This issue also featured three wallet sized pictures courtesy of Tim Smith to go with his articles. George Clayton Johnson liked this issue and complimented me on it and the Jacquelyn Taylor story!"[3]

Non Fiction

  • From the Typist by Rick Hallock
  • Bios by Janelle Holmes, Greg Crawford, Tim S.
  • Ankh and A Scene Passed By Too Quick By Tim S.
  • A complete membership list both past and present

Script

  • The Playground part 3

Fiction

  • A Sandlady By Any Other Name: The Conclusion by Janelle Holmes
  • Terror Unto Death Part VII by Jacquelyn T.
  • Groso's Run Part III (conclusion) by Rick Hallock

Issue 11

cover of issue #11

Sandman Sentinel 11 was published in January of 1995. It contains het and adult content. It had an extremely limited distribution. Originally was planed to include a videotape with this issue, but it never got enough subscriptions to support that feature. Most were shipped in a three ring binder with a transparent cover. The cover was full color printed on (at the time) state of the art HP 550c inkjet printer. The inside was a crisp original laserprinted copy. This issue can be downloaded on a PDF document located at the bottom of this page

Non Fiction

  • From the Typist by Rick Hallock

Fiction

  • The Thinkers Sandlady by Janelle Holmes (a complete story)
  • Last Run by Greg C. (a complete story)

Note: Special Thanks to Greg C. for financial contributions on this issue, Tim S. and Chris W. for their unending support of Logan's Run, and a very special thanks to Janelle Holmes for writing another fantastic Sandlady story.