Critical Mass: Volume 1, No. 2

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Critical Mass: Volume 1, No. 2


Critical Mass was an Atlanta-based fanzine in the late 1980's. There were only ever three issues released. This particular issue is from January/February 1989, and is comprised of selected works produced by a group called The Science Fiction Writers of Cobb County (SFWCC), a collective that held its first meeting on May 17, 1984. As the name suggests, many of its members reside within Cobb county, though inclusion is not necessarily restricted to this criteria as others hail from different parts of the metro-Atlanta area.


Meredith Sanders
Heather Issen
Jake Baker

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Critical Mass Cover Page
This is the cover page for the January/February 1989 Issue of the fanzine, "Critical Mass." It displays the title, volume number, issue number, price, and authors.

Critical Mass Table of Contents
This is the table of contents of the fanzine "Critical Mass" Volume 1, No. 2. The contents are arranged alphabetically, by first word of story title.

Critical Mass Pg. 2-3
Seen on page 2 is an advertisement for a new hard science fiction novel by Jack McDevitt entitled, A Talent for War, published by Ace February. Page 3 is comprised of a section entitled Zsusa Words which provides the readers with a bit of background…

Critical Mass Pg. 4-5
Pages 2 and 3 comprise a section entitled "Of Coolers, Chicken Hats, And The Stars" which provides a concise account of the SFWCC's founding by member, Gregory Nicoll.

Critical Mass Pg. 6-7
These pages contain short biographies of the authors who contributed their work to this issue.

Critical Mass Pg. 8-9
This contains the last page of the biographies of the authors as well as the first page of "Castle Dominion" by Thomas Hartmann.

Critical Mass Pg. 10-11
"Castle Dominion" cont.

Critical Mass Pg. 12-13
"Castle Dominion" cont.

Critical Mass Pg. 14-15
Pages 14 and 15 contain The end of "Castle Dominion," by Thomas Hartmann, and the first page of "Wishing You Were Here," by Gregory Nicoll, respectively.

Critical Mass Pg. 16-17
"Wishing You Were Here" cont.
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