It is now official...Perry Rhodan is returning to North America!
The information below was written for people on the English language Rhodan mailing list.
However, please feel free to copy it to other lists or newsgroups.
There is some background information in this email for people unfamilar with Perry Rhodan.
Verlagsunion Pabel Moewig (VPM) and Vector Enterprises announce the return of Perry Rhodan
to North America.
The first issue published by Vector will be issue #1800, titled TIME LAPSE and written by Robert Feldhoff. This is a recent German issue which is the start of a new cycle (storyline). The issue contains a foreword by Forrest J. Ackerman.
This issue will be previewed at the 1997 Science Fiction World Convention held over Labor Day in San Antonio, Texas, and will be released to retail in early October. Subscribers will receive the issue in September.
There will be a Rhodan themed booth at Worldcon which will contain the following:
There will also be some Rhodan related programming at Worldcon. While these have not yet been confirmed, it is possible that there will be:
Also, Vector will hold at least one Rhodan themed party at Worldcon.
Perry Rhodan magazine will be published monthly following the October release. It is expected that the magazine will be published weekly, as is done in Germany, once readership grows.
For people unfamiliar with the Perry Rhodan, it is a German Science Fiction
series, created by authors Walter Ernsting and K.H. Scheer.
It has been published each week there for 36 years. Published in a magazine format, each issue consists of a sixty page story, equivalent to about 120 manuscript pages. The genre is adventure Science Fiction.
Perry Rhodan once had a ten-year run in North America. It is also presently translated and published in Japan, France, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.
Contact name: John Foyt, President
4335 Vineland Avenue, Suite 311
Studio City, CA
Phone: (818) 766 - 9240
Fax: (818) 766 - 9144
Perry Rhodan Homepage: http://www.perry-rhodan-usa.com