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1976-1980 The original Logan's Run club was the Logan's Run Organization Of Fans(LROOF) and was based in California. Membership included a newsletter called "The Circuit" a membership card, and a pen. The pen is shown above. This club dissolved in 1980 leaving a bunch of membership unfulfilled. On a few occasions (about once a year) they included a little wallet sized picture along with the regular issues. Their newsletter had some fan fiction at first, and a column by William F. Nolan. Each issue was about 19 to 25 pages. The president of the club was Fay Metze (who later married and became Fay Popejoy) and the editor of the fanzine was Lisa Jardon. Two of the true movers and shakers in Logan Fandom! Hats off to you for producing such a nifty newsletter! Fay was even Tuckerized in Nolan's second book Logan's World on page 13 as the name of a drug Eztem-F! (How come no one form Sandman Senttinel was ever Tuckerized?) The formation of LROOF is a series of 15 letters between the club president and the MGM Publicity Department. These letters cover the early formation of the club From May 19 1976 to December of 1976 when the second issue of The Circuit emerged. Vol. 1 No. 1

500 copies were printed this was copy # 474. From the Editor/From the President M-G-M Production notes (Part 1) Logan's Run Logan's Run Trivial Quiz Questianare Defender of Men by R. MacNeil (Part I) Things To Come Report on the Hollywood premier Arcade (advertisement section)  Vol. 1 No. 2 500 copies were printed This was # 461 From the Editor/From the President Short Circuits (letters) Defender of Men by R. MacNeil (Part II) William F. Nolan Circuit article Sep 16 1976 Page 1, Page 2 Logan's Run: a 13-year Saga by William F. Nolan Logan's Run Word Search Logan and Jessica Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part I) Includes the deleted opening sequence. Answers to the Trivial Quiz Now News Arcade (advertisement section) William F. Nolan Circuit Oscar Note Vol.1 No. 3 There were 750 copies printed. This one was #494. From the Editor/From the President Word for Word Defender of Men by R. MacNeil (conclusion) Logan's Run Word Search Answers Running with Logan by William F. Nolan (Action Report #1) Jan 30, 1977 Page 1, Page 2, Page 3 A L.R.O.F. Montague by L. Morton Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part II) Late Report form Willaim F. Nolan on the Set of the LOGAN'S RUN Television Show, Feb 26, 1977 Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4


Arcade

 Vol. 1 No.4 Hey! A photo cover! And of Jessica too! Mentions that it is authorized by MGM According to the editorial the club was almost at the 700 member mark! There were 750 copies printed. Mr. Nolan gives us an update on the TV series (CBS buys the pilot), Logan's World, and the possibility of a second movie. From the Editor/From the President Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part III) Movie Montage (art) by L. Morton Fantastic Cinema for 1977 by Renee Ford The "new" Logan and Jessica (photo) Arcade  Vol. 2 No. 1 600 copies printed this issue is #429. Mr. Nolan reacts favorably to seeing the Logan's Run pilot. and talks of hopes for a Logan's World movie. From the Editor/From the President Photos of Gregory Harrison, Randy Powell, and Heather Menzies at Starcon 77 Color pictures B&W Pictures More color pictures (not used) Logan's Run television show synopses Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part IV) Report on Starcon by Maggie Evans Arcade  Vol 2. No. 2 700 copies of this issue were printed. Mr. Nolan talks of the Logan series of being dead and how it died. Star Wars articles vanish at reader requests.

From the Editor/From the president

Ankh by Eric Popejoy ( a computer asci text art pic) Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part V) Lifeclock flashes to Jessica leading Logan to arcade to be killed. Our Christmas Gift to YOU (A walet sized picture of Jessica and Logan being comfronted by Box. Portrait of Greg Harroson (photo) Running with Logan by William F. Nolan Logan shot down with a ratings gun at CBS, Logan runs again in Logan's World! Arcade (items for sale on various pages)  Vol. 2 No. 3 (also known as issue #7) Editor blasts Project UFO and of all things, Quark and them laments that Logan's Run will never rerun and no one will ever see Stargate or Turnabout. President gets married and becomes Fay Popejoy! Congrats! From the Editor Photo of Logan and Jessica (from the TV series) Letter from Nolan about the Thunder Gods Page 1, Page 2 The Thunder Gods an original "Logan's Run" television show outline by William F. Nolan and Dennis Etchison (Action report 5?) Francis and the Central Computer (as programed by Eric Popejoy) Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part IV) From the President  Vol. 2 No.4

The cover looses the nifty logo. The inside mentions this is issue #8 This issue was a few months late. The majority of club members came up for renewal with this issue. Mr. Nolan talks about the final three episodes of the TV series and talks a bit about Mr. Gerold's discouraging comments in Starlog.

From the Editor/From the President Photo of the first Runner form Logan's Run Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part VII) Running With Logan Action Report #5 by William F. Nolan Photo Caption Contest Notice about Renewals Photo of Francis and Logan from the television series Death Run by Jean Grahm (Part I)  Vol. 3 No. 1 William Nolan talks about why after a few months after the premier he actually liked the film. The novelization gets to the point where Doc turns off the Anodyne. Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh Photo of Rem Death Run by Jean Grahm (Part II) Photo of Starbuck Battlestar Galactica Review by Maggie Evans Arcade  Vol. 3 No. 2 Well it was all downhill when Battlestar Galactica and Star trek started appearing in a Logan's Run newsletter! 600 copies printed mine was #344 Death Run by Jean Graham (Part III) Photo of Logan and Doc Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part IX) Love Shop sequence Star Trek the Motion Picture by Margret White Photo of the Star Trek Cast A Logan's Run Christmas Carol by Jeremy Evans Desiderata (Logan's Run-style) by Carl Nicastro Our Christmas gift to members Miscellaneous Notes Arcade Volume 3 No. 3 The novelization covers until the Sanctuary HQ attack concludes with the scene of Francis talking to Logan. 500 copies were printed (mine was #175) An announcement says they will no longer be publishing on a set schedule. Death Run by Jean Graham (Part IV) Behind-the-scenes photo from Logan's Run ( person waving at flying cleanup pilot) Visualizing a Lifestyle 300 Years in the Future (Part I) by Dale Hennesy (American Cinematographer reprint) Logan's Run movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh (Part X) this staple of the fanzine stoped for some reason at this point. Quite a shame! Miscellaneous Announcements

Arcade

Vol. 3 No. 4 450 copies were printed (mine was #129) Mr. Nolan speaks briefly of his new novel Logan's Search. Death Run by Jean Graham (Part V) The cast of Logan's Run TV show Running With Logan Action Report #6 by William F. Nolan Visualizing a Lifestyle 300 Years in the Future (Part II) by Dale Hennesy (American Cinematographer reprint) From the President Arcade  Vol 4 No.1 Published in 1979 My issue was stapled backwards! This made it very Japanese! There was also a fan club directory printed and distributed with this issue. It indicates that there were 300 copies printed Mine was #273 The mechanical article was great! Nolan is brooding as his new book was going to be delayed until 1981. Mechanical Special Effects for Logan's Run by Glen Robinson A Christmas gift to out members a wallet sized photo (I think of Logan entering the New You shop Jessica a portrait by Scot Noel Death Run by Jean Graham (Part VI) William F. Nolan - - A Self Interview this is the last Nolan article to run in the fanzine. It was strangely missing from the final issue. Arcade  Vol 4 No.2 Published in Feb of 1980? The inside indicated that there were 300 copies of this issue printed. Mine was number 173. I can't believe they gave up with a circulation of over 100! This was the final issue. At least the managed to finish off Death Run by Jean Grham. Unfortunately other interesting items like the great movie novelization by Anne R. Maugh went unfinished! The article by Mr. Abbot was fantastic! Death Run by Jean Graham (conclusion) Photo of Heather Menzies as Jessica A widescreen film clip was included (a widescreen film clip) which I stretched out for you here. Magic for the 23rd Century by L. B. Abbot A.S.C. Bring Back Flint New Sales Items





United Sandmen

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1977 - 1986 (sort of...) In about 1977 The United Sandmenformed in New Mexico. The United Sandmen had a monthly mailing "Sentinel Informer" which had numerous issues each about 15 pages in length and a large fanzine sized annual publication "Sandman Sentinel" which produced 11 issues. The fanzine stared out a biannual production but that schedule was dropped after issue #2. The United Sandmen was an official chapter of the LROF, I recall reading that in the Circuit at one point. The club did not advertise too much. I think it had one advert in Starlog, magazine, and another in their only once printed Starlog Communication handbook. There was also an advertisement in the Circuit at one point. The fanzine was a large format usually around 70+ pages. The first issue was offset print. The second and third were a more traditional mimeograph process. This makes them extremely hard to read today. Issues 2 (Vol. 1 #2) and 3 (Vol. 2 #1) are the hardest to find. Around issue #5 or 6 the Janelle Holmes became to busy to continue the production so I volunteered to put out future issues. Before that Janelle and Dan Helmich had been the publishers. I knew nothing about publishing a fanzine, but over the course of the next several years I would learn quite a lot. I had been involved with the production of The Gorgon Chronicles (1980-1981) but Dan Murphy did most of the work, I just added in the picture pages and clip art and ran off the copies. But nothing prepared me for the huge task of word processing, printing, publishing and mailing all of these issues! Janelle Holmes remained as editor and contributed editorials to issues 7 and 8. Issue 7 was my first issue. It was made on an Atari 800 and printed on an Epson FX80 printer. My word processor did not even have a spell checker! Heck I was just a high school student back then. By the time issue #9 rolled around I was going to college and had access to some better production equipment, but my time was very limited. Issue nine and ten on were 'velobound' and had clear plastic protective covers. Issue 9 has a sepeatoned picture of Logan and Jessica in the swamp from the episode Stargate. The cover of issue #10 was one of, if not the first SF fanzines in the world to have a full color cover. The club dissolved in 1986 upon publication of Sandman Sentinel #10. On average one issue was produced each year, with the exception of issues 7 and 8 which were both produced in the same year so that the final issue could be printed in connection with the tenth anniversary of the movie's release. In between issue 10 and issue 11 one fan kept the club alive.. His name is (Darn! I don't have it handy here) but he put out Sentinel Informer issues on a regular basis. Issue #11 was not produced until 1994 and received very limited distribution. Even though issue 11 was promoted at worldcons and regional conventions very few people ordered it as Logan fandom had sunk to an all time lack of interest. Now, thanks mostly to the Internet, Logan fandom seems to be making a sort of comeback. Well maybe not a comeback but at least the interest is there.

Vol 1 #1 September 1977 (commonly referred to as issue #1.) believe it or not there were a lot of copies of this issue made, so it is the easiest to find. The nice binding and offset printing makes it very readable today.

Remember there is no such thing as a dumb Sandman... just dumb citizens!

Sandman Focus Gym Graffiti
DS Training Manual
Sandlady Part I by Janelle Holmes
Sentinel Search (Word Maze) Star Wars Focus Star Wars Review
Mark Hamill alais Luke Skywalker News and Notes Editor's Page
Logan's Run Update
Media Notes

Vol 1 #2 October 1978 (commonly referred to as issue #2.) Mimeographed and some pages were glued together so that they could have a picture on one side this is one of the harder issues to read. My copy has a lot of unreadable bits in it.

Articles Pages From The Deep Sleep Training Manual
Logan's Run Supertrivia Quiz
Sentinel Search (word maze)
Jenny! A Complete Biography by Michael Smith
Movie Review: Invasion of the body Snatchers Fiction Fight For Life by Alfred F Turner
The Search by Pat Caillouett and J. L. Holmes
Sandlady Part II by Janelle Holmes
Death of a Sandman (poetry) by Jacquelyn Taylor News and Notes Editorial by Janelle Holmes
Accolades (letters section)
Tri-Dim Report
Sentinel Search #1 answers
Missing A Few Words ( reprinting blured out words in the previous issue)

Vol 2 #1 May 1979 (commonly referred to as issue #3 as this was the only issue published this year. Mimeographed with offset art. The art in this issue was exceptional. Some pages were printed on different color (yellow) paper.

Articles Logan's Run - - A Series Doomed To Failure
D. C. Fontana on Logan's Run Exclusive Interview
Logan's Run Epiosde Synopsis
Logan's Run Stars' Biographies Fiction DS Training Manual (with illustrations)
Terror Unto Death Part I by Jacquelyn Taylor
And Gant Slew Ballard by Leigh Chapman
Fight For Life by Alfred F. Turner (who also did some great art in this issue)
The Search by Pat Caillouett and J. L. Holmes
The Sandlady's Return By Janelle Holmes
Carousel by Gloria Colon ( a nice filk song) News and Notes Editorial by Janelle Holmes
Accolades and Tirades (letters section)
DS Exchange
Answers to the LR Trivia Quiz
Missing A Few Words ( reprinting blured out words in the previous issue)

Issue #4 December 1980 This issue and the ones following it all looked very sharp. Mimeographed with offset art. By the time this issue was printed the Logan's Run Organization Of Fans had already folded. 'Runs' at conventions were being banned because of accidents. It was a very bad year for Logan's Run fans and the third and 'final' Logan's book was published.

Articles Review of Logan's Run ( written back in 1976)
Biography of Michael York
Biography or Richard Jordan Fiction The Masquerade by Frank R. Wilson
Their Souls and Spirits Prose by Frank R. Wilson
Citizens Career Guide
Sandgirls Part I by Carl Nicastro (a story too 'hot' for The Circuit!) The Historian by Dan Helmick
Terror Unto Death Part II by Jacquelyn Taylor
Sandlady's Return Part II by Janelle Holmes News and Notes Editorial by Janelle Holmes
Accolades and Tirades (letters section)
DS Exchange

Issue #5 December 1981 Mimeographed with offset art.

News and Notes Editorial by Janelle Holmes
Accolades and Tirades (letters section) Fiction Time Tripper Part 1 by Tony Doimadios
Sandgirls Part II by Carl Nicastro
A Sandlady By Any Other Name by Janelle Holmes
Terror Unto Death Part III by Jacquelyn Taylor
Reflections on a Crystal by Jessica 6 (as written by Gloria Colon)
Deep Sleep Training Manual Supplement by Gloria Colon
Death Chase by Greg Crawford
Adrian's Run by Dan Helmick
Logan's Discovery Part 1 by John Kennedy

Issue #6 December 1982 Mimeographed 2 sided printing. Cover based on t he Corgi Books Logan's Run Paperback.

News and Notes Editorial by Janelle Holmes
Accolades and Tirades (letters section) Fiction Time Tripper Part 1 by Tony Doimadios
Odyssey of Santana 3 Part I by Greg Crawford
Sandgirls Part III by Carl Nicastro
A Sandlady By Any Other Name: Part II by Janelle Holmes
Terror Unto Death Part IV by Jacquelyn Taylor
The Adventures of Sandgirl Mackenzie 19 by Marcy Dare
Pages From the DS Training Manual by Francine Bake
Logan's Run Word Maze by Tony D Doimadios

Issue #7 December 1983 Mailed out much in the summer of 84! Originals of this issue were printed on dot matrix printer paper, so if you see an Xerox copy of it it is not an original. Produced on an old Atari 800 computer!

Non Fiction Michael Anderson Jr. on Logan's Run The Movie
George Clayton Johnosn on Jessica's Run Fiction Quest of the Spear Part 1 by Carl Nicastro
Odyssey of Santana 3 Part II by Greg Crawford
A Sandlady By Any Other Name: Part III by Janelle Holmes
Terror Unto Death Part V by Jacquelyn Taylor
The Adventures of Sandgirl Mackenzie 19 by Marcy Dare Articles Answer key to Issue 6 Word Maze
Accolades and Tirades Janelle Holmes
From the Typist by Rick Hallock

Issue #8 June 1985 This issue was also printed on a dot matrix printer, but was veroxed to make the print darker. Very thin paper made for a very thin issue. The end of the club is announced by Janelle. A few pages were lost but later recovered and put is issue #9 of part IV of Janelle's story.

Non Fiction From The Editor Janelle Holmes
From the Typist by Rick Hallock Script The Playground Part 1 Fiction A Sandlady By Any Other Name: Part IV By Janelle Holmes
Groso's Run Part II by Rick Hallock
The Adventures of Sandgirl Mackenzie 19 by Marcy Dare Articles City Demographics By Dan Helmick
The Philosophy of the 23rd Century by Carl Nicastro (Rainbird 6)
Religion In The Future By Carl Nicastro

Issue #9 January 1986 First velobound cover. First use of spot color

Non Fiction From the Typist by Rick Hallock Script The Playground Part 2 Fiction A Sandlady By Any Other Name: Part IV Missing pages from the earlier issue By Janelle Holmes
Terror Unto Death Part VI by Jacquelyn Taylor
Groso's Run Part II by Rick Hallock
Francis 7? By Greg Crawford

Issue #10 November 1986 This issue was sent out to all the people still with valid addresses on our mailing list as a free thank you for supporting Logan Fandom for those many long years. Velobound full color cover. It also featured biographies of club members who wrote in with how Logan's Run had effected them. There were a bunch of these floating with fanzine dealers for a few years after publication at west coast cons. This issue also featured three wallet sized pictures courtesy of Tim Smith to go with his articles. George Clayton Johnson liked this issue and complimented me on it and the Jacquelyn Taylor story!

Non Fiction From the Typist by Rick Hallock
Bios by Janelle Holmes, Greg Crawford, Tim Smith
Ankh and A Scene Passed By Too Quick By Tim Smith
A complete membership list both past and present Script The Playground part 3 Fiction A Sandlady By Any Other Name: The Conclusion by Janelle Holmes
Terror Unto Death Part VII by Jacquelyn Taylor
Groso's Run Part III (conclusion) by Rick Hallock

Issue #11 1995 (extremely limited distribution) Originally was planed to include a videotape with this issue, but it never got enough subscriptions to support that ffeature. Most were shipped in a three ring binder with a transparent cover. The cover was full color printed on (at the time) state of the art HP 550c inkjet printer. The inside was a crisp original laserprinted copy. Not many stories.. but quite long ones!

Non Fiction From the Typist by Rick Hallock Fiction The Thinkers Sandlady by Janelle Holmes (a complete story)
Last Run by Greg Crawford (a complete story)

Special Thanks to Greg Crawford for financial contributions on this issue, Tim Smith and Chris Wiedner for their unending support of Logan's Run, and a very special thanks to Janelle



The Logan's Run / Logan's World Lexicon




The Logan's Run / Logan's World Lexicon was edited and Compiled by Janelle Holmes. This 18 page dittoed (that is right purple fading ink and all) tome was a really nice guide to understanding the first two books. Well written and arranged in alphabetical order with references to the corresponding pages in the paperbacks. It also includes a few illustrations.


 


 


The Logan's Run Reference Book




I bought my copy form an advertisement in the back of an old issue of The Circuit. This tome contains 195 terms from the film Logan's Run. It is 23 pages long. and covers everything form Abbot, L. B. to York Michael. The copy I have is the Third Printing. It also says Volume 1 on the front but I am not aware of a second volume. This was written by Paul McComas who obviously put a lot of work into it. While there are pictures on t he cover the inside contains 26 cartoon like illustrations.


 


 




 A college science fiction club in Michigan produced several issues of "Steam Tunnels Quarterly" which had a very high Logan's Run content. Sandman Sentinel author and long time Logan fan Dan Helmick served as editor (at least on these two issues) . The blue issue's caption under the photograph of Box in the ice caves reads "Guided tours of the extensive climate control system underneath the Library provide the hilight to any visit to the campus" This was produced by the MSU Science Fiction Society.


 


The 23rd Century was the name of another fanzine that came out around 1977. For some reason no one liked to put dates on things back in the 1970's. This is the cover of Vol 1 No. 2 I am not sure if there were further issues or not. It appears that the editor, Edwark Novak, worked hard on it for a one man operation. This issue had a transcript of the TV pilot movie taking up most of the issue and a "What If" story where Francis joined up with Logan and Jessica to fight the system, though this was interesting it was less than one page and to be continued to boot!


 


 


There was one other Logan's Run fanzine which I do not have bout would love to see a copy of. I did not even know it it ever came out but it was mentioned in the Circuit #3. It was called Carousel and was published by Betty Jean Browning of Salt Lake City , Utah. Any information would be welcome! I am assuming it was a fairly large fanzine published in 1977


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