#TBT | Space and Time, Vol. 4, No. 5 (Spring 1969)

Throw back Thursday (#TBT) is turning out to be good for R.A. Smith and me. We’re discovering so many surprises in these vintage back issues. This week’s bombshell?

Gene Simmons (a.k.a. Gene Klein) did some illustrations for early Space and Time. Way to go, Gordon Linzner!

Even crazier? I tweeted about it this week and Gene Simmons replied! I invited him to do another illustration for Space and Time but he hasn’t said anything else.

I suspect he may be researching restraining orders just in case, so I’m just letting him think about it. We know he wants to draw for the magazine… who wouldn’t? You can find the infamous illustration of the week on page 15. You can get your own digital copy here.

Turns out Gene Simmons of Kiss isn’t the only music celebrity in issue number 5. Simmons’ drawing was inked by Stephen Coronel, a guitarist and former member of the American rock band Wicked Lester. He co-wrote a handful of songs that would later be recorded by Kiss, including “She” and “Goin’ Blind.”

Don’t believe me? Read it and Tweet!

Famous rock musicians aren’t the ones in S&T #5. This issue also includes stories by Gordon Linzner, Al Saviuk and a flash fiction by a new writer on the scene: A. Filler. I didn’t know “flash fiction” started in the late 60s… just more evidence of how cutting edge S&T has always been. On another note, I enjoy A. Filler’s succinct, tongue-in-cheek style. I wonder if we will see more of him?

Here are the details of this issue:

Space and Time, Vol. 4, No. 5 (Spring 1969).
Linzner, Gordon. “Encounter,” Space and Time, Spring 1969, 1.
Anonymous. “Fan-zine Reviews,” Space and Time, Spring 1969, 6.
Saviuk, Al. The Dawn of Time,” Space and Time, Spring 1969, 7.
Staff, Editorial, “Open Orbit,” Space and Time, Spring 1969, 10.
Filler, A. “The Cornucopia,” Space and Time, Spring 1969, 17.
Linzner, Gordon. Editor.
Coronel, Steve. Contributor.
Dogramajian, Seth. Contributor.
Klein, Gene. Contributor.
Saviuk, Al. Contributor.

Space and Time, Vol. 4, No. 5 (Spring 1969) is available here.
You can find more Space and Time Throw Back Thursdays (#TBT) here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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One Response to #TBT | Space and Time, Vol. 4, No. 5 (Spring 1969)

  1. Marge Simon says:

    I sure wish I’d known about S&T back in the day. I might not have fallen so far afield, if so. I thought genre markets (publications) were only found at a book store for pulp fiction, smoke shop type place.

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