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It's time for another issue of Pixel. David Burton writes:

Just wanted to let you know that the eighth issue of my zine, PIXEL, is available for downloading.

This issue features Eric Mayer's "Notes From Byzantium" column (on various types of "homes"); Ted White's "Whither Fandom?" column (this month a cautionary tale of fan politics); Lee Lavell's "Much Nothings About Ado" column ("fractured fandom"); Dave Locke on Japanese monster movies"; Peter Sullivan's "Being Frank" fanzine review column (DRINK TANK 103, IN A PRIOR LIFETIME 16, ORPHAN SCRIVENER 41, IT GOES ON THE SHELF 28, PROLAPSE 3, SCIENCE FICTION/SAN FRANCISCO 33, VEGAS FANDOM WEEKLY 87); Tim Cassidy's "Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods" -- about mythological beasts; and a letter column. Plus original artwork by David Lewton and Brad Foster.

It can be downloaded from
File size is approximately 693K.

In my bit I write about various attempts I've made, both as a child and as an adult, to find a perfect place for myself -- an almost instinctive need that is, nevertheless, often a hopeless undertaking for us poor humans:

Human beings must be unique in having to pass their days in dwellings they don’t like. Does a fox select a cave it doesn’t care for? Would a beaver build an uncomfortable lodge?

When I was small my grandmother read to me the story of Scuppers the Sailor Dog. The Little Golden book, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Garth Williams, tells the story of a dog who wants to be in his boat on the sea. That’s the only place he feels at home. I still remember the book fondly. I suppose it appealed to an instinctual urge to have the sort of shelter we need, to be just where we want to be.

I go on at much too great a length for this journal!

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