Contact 03

By March, 1977, Contact had expanded to encompass works by more than two dozen writers and artists. This is the first issue which includes work by Martha Bonds, a young woman who had been discovered by the Contact editors and brought to court at Bev’s house. She became the third “sister” in the family of Contact. A writer, a zine editor herself, a musician and leader of the filk group Omicron Ceti III, Martha was and is to this day a major force in Fandom. Nor were any of the other contributors slouches. Contact’s quality was increasing with each issue, and the iconic cover by Pat Stahl was the strongest of the series.

Here are the links to the PDF and CBZ files.

Contact03.pdf
Contact03.cbz
Alternate PDF as scanned by Janet Quarton

This issue contains:

THEN TO PIECE THE BROKEN CHAIN by N. Kippax & B. Volker
Poem: A FLOWER IN THE DESERT by Martha J. Bonds
ABYSS by Jeanne Powers
THE FIRST STEP by Susan Dorsey
Poem: CORUNDUM by Jane Aumerle
NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Martha J. Bonds
Poem: TO JIM by Trinette Kern
FEU D’AMITIE’ by Nancy Kippax
Poem: BEGINNINGS by Beverly Volker
WHEN THE TIME COMES by Beverly Volker
NOT YET TIME by Beverly Volker
WRITING CONTEST
THE TEST by Sheila Clark
THE STARS GO DOWN by Cheryl Rice
NEW CONTEST
Poem: THE MELD by Beverly Volker
BORN OF THE SUN by Johanna Cantor
Poem: THE ENTERPRISE by Martha J. Bonds
Poem: TONE OF REFLECTION by Pete Kaup
Poem: ON COMPANIONSHIP by Trinette Kern
THE SPIDER’S WEB by Susan K. James
Song: “THE ENTERPRISE SONG”
DIFFERENCE IS A VIRTUE by Marion Dougall
Song: “YOU’RE MY HOME, ENTERPRISE”
PHASE II: SyNOPSIS
CHAPTER 3: THE REUNION by B. Volker & N. Kippax
Poem: REUNION by Martha J. Bonds
WE REACH! ( ADS)
Poem: REASONS by Beverly J. Volker

ART CREDITS
KATHY CARLSON: pp 55, 97, 106, 61
GERRY DOWNES: pp 41, 42, 43, 46, 48, 50, 52
~RY ANNE EMERSON: pp 63, 64, 65, 68, 69, 71
CONNIE FADDIS: pp 98, 99, 103
LESLIE FISH: PHASE II FOLIO: T’Pania
BRUCE HARRIS: PHASE II FOLIO: James T. Kirk, Back Cover
ALICE JONES: opp p.l, pp 4, 10, 15, 19, 21, PHASE II FOLIO: Stack
VIRGINIA JACOBSON: p. IV
JUDD: p 57
SIGNE LANDON: pp 108, 112
ROBERT LOVETT: p 84
BARBARA MINOR: p 151
JEANNE POWERS: pp 75, 96
CAROL SHUTTLEWORTH: p 74
PAT STALL: Front cover, pp 26, 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 116, PHASE II FOLIO: T’Prett
RUSS VOLKER: p 23, PHASE II FOLIO: Peter Kirk
JONI WAGNER: pp 88, 93

6 thoughts on “Contact 03

  1. I really have enjoyed reading the stories which you have shared with us over this site. I have been trying to find the issue of Contact #6 “Home is the Hunter” to purchase to read. I was wondering if you were going to scan it also or if I might buy it. Thank you very much for your assistance! Carol Croto

  2. I’ve found this site yesterday evening. I knew there were fanzines but most of them are either on ebay, amazon or completely unavailable to me which is a shame. I downloaded all 4 on from this site. Number 3 in PDF from phase II is mostly unreadable and cbz. version doesn’t have scans from phase II and further. I’d noticed there’s Alternate PDF as scanned by Janet Quarton but I’m unable to download it. Could you send it to my email or re-post it again?
    I’d be very grateful.

    I can’t wait to read them when I get back from work 🙂

  3. I originally came to the fanzine site trying to find out about this book i received as a gift. I realized that it is an issue, i also realized that the book i have is not on the list of issues. according to the site the issues stop at #4 the book i have is 5/6 im a little perplexed by this. if anyone has information on this please let me know.
    Thank you
    Dave H

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