(#143267) QUARBER MERKUR. April 1968 ., Franz Rottensteiner, number 16.

Ortmann, Österreich: Franz Rottensteiner, April 1968 (number 16). Large octavo, single issue, Limited to 50 copies. "Austrian fanzine; edited by Franz Rottensteiner since its inception in 1963. In the argot of fans, QUARBER MERKUR is a "sercon" (serious and constructive) fanzine, one of the longest-running and most impressive of its type. It publishes critical, bibliographical, sociopolitical and historical studies of sf, Utopias, weird fiction and Fantasy. Averaging 90 large unillustrated pages per issue, Quarber Merkur has now published around three million words of serious criticism; it had reached #74 by the end of 1990. Contributors have included most of the major German sf critics, and writers such as Herbert W Franke and Stanis aw Lem; many contributors have been from Eastern Europe." - Peter Nicholls, SFE (online). This issue has an important 22-page critical study and detailed bibliography of Karl Hans Strobl by Franz Rottensteiner. Covers quite foxed, rear wrapper detached from staples, internally very good or better. Early issues are rare. (#143267).

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