"Donna Kossy boldly blazes new trails in the vast intellectual wilderness of American writers, thinkers, and philosophers who were or are completely nuts. Kooks ranks with such sociological classics as Mackay's Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Dudley's Mathematical Cranks. This, for obvious reasons, is a book which every science fiction writer should possess."
-- Bruce Sterling, author of The Hacker Crackdown and numerous sci-fi books
"Compulsively readable. The 'kooks' collected in this volume are our true American originals and Donna Kossy chronicles their jaw-dropping messages with a rare mix of objectivity, sympathy, and wit."
-- Jay Kinney, publisher of Gnosis Magazine
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Confessions of a Cheap Book Fiend; The Island of Misfit Books; My Life in the "Secret Museum"; reviews of pulps, strange health manuals, and bathroom books; and more. All written by latter-day devotees of the printed page.
"Finally! A zine dedicated to reviewing books (remember those things?) in depth! ... all-star lineup of zinesters and writers ... superb first issue ... Nicely produced, with plenty of cover reprints, and top-notch writing from beginning to end - I can't wait for the next issue!" - Amusing Yourself to Death
"This is a great mag, well-organized, seamlessly written, and edited with flair. We dashed through it cover to cover, alternately laughing and marveling at it all along." - EYE
Issue #2 - 36 pages - $5
John Marr on Teen Blood Lust; Dan Kelly reviews Youth Studies Alcohol; "Stupidity On Parade" by Donna Kossy
More from Chip Rowe's bookshelf; Creation's Doom; The Spawn of Psychopathia Sexualis; Bookshop Heaven and Hell; Courtney Brown's Breakthrough; A Strange Manuscript and much more.
"[The] quality of writing [is] frankly some of the very best in magazine publishing, period. ... [Issue 2] is almost perfect, and one of the few absolute life-giving essentials in the crowded world of alternative publishing." - EYE
Issue #3 - 32 pages - $5
The Story of the Ultimate Weird Book Caper
Reviews of unique, self-published wonders
by Donna Kossy, John Marr, Dan Howland, Chip Rowe, Greg Bishop and others
Art by Ken DeVries
In-depth coverage of the weird world of books that you won't find anywhere else!
ALL ISSUES ARE CRAMMED WITH REVIEWS, ARTICLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
No. 1 - Boston's Mystery Writer; AIDS and the Washington Monument; Television and Satan. (sold out)
No. 2 - Seven Wonders of Kookdom; Donna Kossy's First Kook; Christian Technocracy; Devil's Alphabet; Reviews.
No. 3 - Eclectoplasm From Space; Archive of Useless Research; Mr. Science vs. the Jesii; Historical Kookdom.
No. 4 - Close Encounters of the Disturbed Kind; Nenslo's First Kook; End-of-the-World Bibliography; More from the Archive of Useless Research; Reviews. (limited quantity)
No. 5 - Attack of the Unidentified Flying Amoeboids; Reviews; Kooks Behind Bars; Anti-Rock Fanatics; Twin Mystery Writers; KOOKARAMA. (limited quantity)
No. 6 - California Saucer Saints; The Anglo-Israelites; Reviews; Paul Laffoley: 3rd Generation Lunatic Fringe; KOOKARAMA; Is JFK Alive?; Kooks Behind Bars - Part II.
No. 7 - Twisted Scripture; Aggressive Christianity; KOOKARAMA; Kooks Behind Bars - Part III; World Class Kooks: Reich and Pound; Bob Larson Anti-Satan Crusade; Men Can Have Babies; Reviews.
No. 8 - Black Messiahs; The Psychological Railway; KOOKARAMA; Kooks Behind Bars - Part IV; Psychoosmology and "DUFT"; Reviews; Modern Day Trepanning; Journey to NEOTOPIA; Happy Science.
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No. 6-8: $5
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No. 7 - Generic - $3
No. 8 - Kooks II - $5
No. 9 - Youth - $3
No. 10 - Cars - $5
No. 11 - LAST - $3
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