My powers of clairvoyance detect that some Tékumel fans are bored by detailed catalogues of old miniatures, so let’s take a break from that for a moment. Let’s discuss instead an exciting new find I made several days ago.
You will find in various places references to Barker’s pre-Tekumel writing in sci-fi fanzines. While Barker’s correspondence apparently contains a large corpus of creative writing (e.g. “The Petal Throne,” which was contained in a letter to Lin Carter), I have so far identified just five articles (not all stories) by the young Phil Barker that were published in fanzines. Three of these articles appeared in the Portland, Oregon fanzine “Fanscient” published by Donald Day: