A supplement to the recycled NOW&THEN fanzines
Progress(?) Report: April 2002
First, apologies for the long silence since earlier issues of recycled NOW&THENs were sent out. I originally had a more urgent schedule in mind but, hell, what's the odd year or two when looking back over an almost 50-year gap... The trouble with old age is that I seem to live in an eternal present, and often find myself forgetful of long-term intentions when confronted by the immediate distractions of the day. But here at last is the recycled N&T#6.
As for the future, work on N&T#7 is well under way and it should, hopefully, appear without undue delay. Then N&T#8, which proved to be the last issue of the fanzine, will be followed by some pages prepared for an aborted "Homes & Gardens" issue (material which was later passed over to Walt Willis and saw print in HYPHEN #25), plus a stray copy of THE GRIN, an RFV&SDS spin-off produced for a SAPS mailing back in 1955. Plus any other related ephemera of the Romiley Fan Veterans & Scottish Dancing Society period that may surface from rapidly disintegrating files...
Gratified to find that the last bit of recycling was reviewed online by Alison Scott, though from the hardcopy version, Carved on Dead Trees, which she kindly sent along, it seems N&T mystified her on many points of period detail, despite the inclusion of a glossary in earlier issues. I can only console her with the thought that I occasionally encounter the same problems in reverse when reading that entertaining contemporary fanzine PLOKTA, that she also sends.
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