Contributors

The following writers have contributed material to the Under the Ozone Hole Archives.



John W. Herbert
John's fannish career began at a quick pace in the early 1980s when he, as E.B. Klassen observed, traveled the long, twisted journey from Neo to Cynic over one short weekend. His fan-pubbing credits include articles in Trekada, The Electric Gang-Bang Pork Chop, and The Maple Leaf Rag and regularly writes reviews for the magazine Neo-opsis. He edited The Atavachron for a number of issues, then he co-edited Under The Ozone Hole with Karl Johanson (and they won four Aurora Awards for Best Fanzine from 1992 to 1996). John was also one of the main co-conspirators behind Worldcon '89 at Myles' House. Now John is the editor of the resurrected Under The Ozone Hole zine and website. Visit John online at his website, his blog, and Under the Ozone Hole.
Articles:
-- Election Watch 2006
-- Geek of the Week
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The Great Lies of Fandom-- Hunter S. Thompson
-- In The Drink
-- Learning How Not to Drown
--
Leers and Frothing on the Campaign Trail '96: Part One
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Leers and Frothing on the Campaign Trail '96: Part Two
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Leers and Frothing on the Campaign Trail '96: Part Three
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Our Gods are Not Exempt
-- Sometimes the Candy Machine Wins-- Stalking the American Dream
-- The Trials and Tibulations of Fanzine Publishing
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The Way the Future Should Have Been
-- Your Tax Dollars at Work

Reviews:
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3001: The Final Odyssey
-- The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
-- Alien Apocalypse-- Alien vs. Predator
-- Ark II - The Complete Series
-- Babylon 5: The Lost Tales-- Batman Forever
-- Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw
-- BloodRayne
-- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
-- Comic Book: The Movie
-- Constantine
-- Demon Night-- Downside This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American
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Galaxy Quest
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The Golden Globe
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Harlan Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever
-- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
-- Incident at Loch Ness
-- Illium
-- It's the Crude, Dude
-- King Kong (1933)
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King Kong (2005)
-- The Lone Gunmen: The Complete Series
-- Lost: Season One
-- Man With the Screaming Brain
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Mr.Spock's Music from Outer Space by Leonard Nimoy
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October Sky
-- Russian Spring
-- Silicon Snake Oil
-- The Simpsons Movie-- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow-- Space Rangers
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Starfish
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Star Trek: Generations
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Star Trek: Insurrection
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Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Unification"-- Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
-- Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
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Star Wars: The Special Edition
-- Titanic! (1943)
-- Titanic (1996)
-- The Transformed Man by William Shatner
-- War of the Worlds (2005)
-- The Who: Tommy and Quadrophenia Live

Karl Johanson
Karl's future in movies seemed assured after his staring role in Dawn of the Living Socks. However a tragic gardening accident cut short his career, among other things. Fannishly speaking however, Karl has never looked back. A noted SFAVian, Karl edited Trekada and FTA/Pheonix, has been published in other zines, including The Maple Leaf Rag, and was a main co-conspirator of Worldcon'89 at Myles' House. Karl co-edited Under the Ozone Hole with John W. Herbert from 1992 to 1996 (and they won four Aurora Awards in doing so). In 2003, Karl became a filthy pro when he began publishing the sf fiction magazine Neo-Opsis which has won the Prix Aurora Award twice.


Articles:
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Clay
-- The Curvature of the Earth
--
Generic Science Fiction Convention
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JFK: No F'ing Way
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The Solar Conspiracy
--
Unreported Release
-- Unsubstantiated World Conspiracy Hypothesis #23

Reviews:
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Alien 3-- The Books of Stephen Jay Gould
-- seaQuest DSV-- Twice Upon a Time

Paula Johanson
Paula has a long fannish career, having been published in many a fanzine, including Trekada, Neology, The Maple Leaf Rag, Electric Gang Bang Pork Chop, Smut, FTA/Pheonix and The Young Reformers Newsletter. A former editor of The Central Ganglion and a Worldcon at Myles' House co-conspirator, she has also co-edited
Tesseracts 7, has contributed to Neo-opsis, and wrote a collection, No Parent is an Island. A guerilla-artiste extrodinaire, Paula is known for her living garden art. Her rectangular hay bale sculptures have been known to fetch anywhere from $5 to $15, depending on the season.

Articles:
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Have Yourself a Merry Little Snake-Oil-- The Phone
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Sex Dance
-- Starting a Writers' Workshop-- Winter Rules
--
Working in a Vacuum

Reviews
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Elf Fantastic
-- Far-Seer
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Fossil Hunter
-- Glory Season
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Hisenberg Probably Slept Here
-- The Ugly Little Boy
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Virtual Girl
-- Winter Rose

E.B. Klassen
E.B. Klassen ("Bernie" to his friends and some family members) has been an active force in fandom for well over two minutes. A former editor of The Central Ganglion and a Worldcon at Myles' House co-conspirator, he also edited Electric Gang Bang Pork Chop, appeared in the film Dawn of the Living Socks, and he was also a member of CanadAPA and Abba. (Only for a month. But what a month). Bernie is currently on tour in British Columbia with his band Leaves on Trees where he will stun you with his uptempo folk-hop-house sensibilities and his amazing "scream-therapy" stage show. Come and see what Rolling Stone magazine calls "an act that has to seen to be believed."


Articles:
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Cement, Technology and the Last Surviving Panda in Captivity
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Digging in the Dirt
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Judy
--
Littleton, Taber and the Cult of Ironic Detachment

Reviews
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The Dinosaur Heresies
-- Imperial Ambitions-Conversations on the Post 9-11 World
-- The Long Emergency
-- Petro Dollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq and the Future of the Dollar
-- The Secret Man
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Tippi Agogo
-- Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century



Adam Charlesworth
Adam's autobio: "I know Robert Runté. I was an ESFACIAN! (Almost like being a revenging bikini clad babe from Heavy Metal...but better). I won an Aurora for Organizing Alberta's annual sci-fi convention in Vancouver, BC in 1993. I hosted and then reviewed books for the Ether Patrol, then Canada's longest running sci-fi radio series. I was nominated for an Aurora Award for that. Did I mention that I know Robert Runté personally? I even wrote his Bio in the Worldcon booklet. I also edited an issue of Neology that got a mention in the old Fact Sheet Five as "zany." High praise. I wrote and sponsored a short story contest called the Secret Life of Robert Runté. I gaffiated. I wrote a spoof millennial issue of Neology that I circulated to old fans and none of them guessed that I had written it (except Robert, damn him). That is the sum total of my fannish "accomplishments. Now I just try and pretend that I didn't."


Articles:
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By Golly, I Am A Westerner
--
Fandom or Fakery

Reviews:
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Shanghai Knights
-- Tank Girl

Robert Runté
Contrary to the popular myth, Robert is not a committee of fans from Red Deer. He is, however, a grand master of Canadian fandom. Fanzines he has edited include The Monthly Monthly and New Canadian Fandom. He was the recipient of the 1989 Casper Award for Fan Achievement (Other) for the NCF Guide to Canadian Fandom, 3rd Edition, and the 1990 Aurora Award in the same category for his promotion of Canadian SF writing. Robert also co-edited the
Tesseracts 5 anthology.
Visit Robert online at
his website (which contains a wealth of information on Canadian SF fandom), or his blog, I'm Not Boring You, Am I?


Articles:
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The Robert Runté Guide to Fandom Part 1
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The Robert Runté Guide to Fandom Part 2
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The Robert Runté Guide to Fandom Part 3
--
View From My Office Window

Reviews:
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Project Maldon


Laura Atkins
Contrary to popular myth, Laura is a committee of fans from Red Deer. 

F.F. "Bones" Norman
The F.F. "Bones" Norman was a master of horror and suspense literature. Unfortunately he only wrote space opera. He passed away in early 2011 whiling enjoying his retirement as a volunteer soccer goal post on Saltspring Island.
Roy Fisher
Roy's only fannish regret is that he was never published in Electric Gang Bang Pork Chop.

Reviews:
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Batman and Robin
--
Hercules

Chuck Bell
Chuck is a friend of Jono's.

Articles:
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Ode to the Stubby

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