Janus & Aurora

01 Vol 1, No 1Janus was the idea and namesake of Janice Bogstad. Jeanne Gomoll worked on the first issue and joined Jan as co-editor in the second issue. Jan focused on text content while Jeanne was primarily responsible for the layout and graphics.

Jan and Jeanne suspended their editorial partnership in 1979. Jan began publishing a fanzine named New Moon. SF3 and its publication committee continued to publish Janus, and subsequently changed its name to Aurora, although the numbering system was retained. By issue #20, Diane Martin took over as head of the SF3 publication committee and managed the fanzine until its final issue, #26, was published in 1990. One of the main causes of the fanzines’ demise was the increasing amount of the group’s energy consumed by WisCon, which is now recognized as the leading feminist science fiction convention.

Janus was nominated for three “Best Fanzine” Hugos in 1978, 1979 and 1980. Jeanne Gomoll was nominated for two “Best Fan Artist” Hugos in 1978 and 1980. Janus and Aurora were the most prominent feminist science fiction fanzines of their time. With the exception of Amanda Bankier’s fanzine, The Witch and the Chameleon, which ceased publication in 1976, Janus and Aurora were the ONLY fanzines with this focus.

We contacted as many Janus and Aurora writers and artists as we could find and asked their permission to post these electronic versions of the fanzines on-line. But there are quite a few people we could not locate. Their names are marked with an asterisk next to their names in the tables of contents. Help! Contact us <sf3info@wiscon.info>if you find your own asterisked name, or forward a link to this page to them if you have their contact information. Thank you!

Janus 1 cover 1975
Janus 1 (Vol 1, No 1)
Janice Bogstad, editor
Cover art Jeanne Gomoll
Table of Contents 
Janus 01 Vol 1, No 1
Janus 2 cover 1975
Janus 2 (Vol 1, No 2)
Janice Bogstad; editor
Jeanne Gomoll, managing editor
Cover art Jeanne Gomoll

Table of Contents
Janus 02, Vol 1, No 2 (PDF)
Janus 3 cover 1976
Janus 3 (Vol 2, No 1)
Janice Bogstad, editor
Jeanne Gomoll, managing editor
Cover art Jennifer Wilson

Table of Contents
Janus 03, Vol 2, No 1
Janus 4 cover 1976
Janus 4 (Vol 2, No 2)
Jeanne Gomoll, editor
Janice Bogstad, co-editor
Cover art Jeanne Gomoll

Table of Contents
Janus 04, Vol 2, No 2 (PDF)
Janus 5 cover 1976
Janus 5 (Vol 2, No 3)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Robert Kellough

Table of Contents
Janus 05, Vol 2, No 3 (PDF)
 
Janus 6 cover 1976
Janus 6 (Vol 2, No. 4)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Jeanne Gomoll

Table of Contents
Janus 06, Vol 2, No 4 (PDF)
Janus 7 cover 1977
Janus 7 (Vol 3, No. 1 / WisCon 1 program book)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Robert Kellough

Table of Contents
Janus 07, Vol 3, No 1 (PDF)
Janus 8 cover 1977
Janus 8 (Vol 3, No. 2)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Jeanne Gomoll
Table of Contents
Janus 08, Vol 3, No 2 edit (PDF)
Janus 9 cover 1977
Janus 9 (Vol 3, No. 3)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Robert Kellough

Table of Contents
Janus 09, Vol 3, No 3 (PDF)
Janus 10 cover 1977
Janus 10 (Vol 3, No. 4)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Robert Kellough
Table of Contents
Janus 10, Vol 3, No 4 (PDF)
Janus 11 cover 1978
Janus 11 (Vol 4, No. 1, WisCon 2 program book)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Eric Wallner

Table of Contents
Janus 11, Vol 4, No 1 (PDF)
Janus 12-13 cover 1978
Janus 12-13 (Vol 4, No. 2-3)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Eric Wallner

Table of Contents
Janus 12-13, Vol 4, No 2-3 (PDF)
 
 
Janus 14 cover 1978
Janus 14 (Vol 4, No. 4)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Ole Kvern
Table of Contents
Janus 14, Vol 4, No 4 (PDF)
Janus 15 cover 1979
Janus 15 (Vol 5, No. 1)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Jeanne Gomoll

Table of Contents
Janus 15, Vol 5, No 1 (PDF)
Janus 16 cover 1979
Janus 16 (Vol 5, No. 2)
Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll, editors
Cover art Joan Hanke-Woods
Table of Contents
Janus 16, Vol 5, No 2 (PDF)
Janus 17 cover 1980
Janus 17 (Vol 6, No. 1)
SF3 Publications Committee, editors
Cover art Arlin Teeselink

Table of Contents
Janus 17, Vol 6, No 1 (PDF)
Janus 18 cover 1980
Janus 18 (Vol 6, No. 2)
SF3 Publications Committee, editors
Cover art Georgie Schnobrich
Table of Contents
Janus 18, Vol 6, No 2 (PDF)
Aurora 19 cover 1981
Aurora 19 (Vol 7, No. 1)
SF3 Publications Committee, editors
Cover art John P. Alexander

Table of Contents
Aurora 19, Vol 7, No 1 (PDF)
Aurora 20 cover 1981
Aurora 20 (Vol 7, No. 2)
Diane Martin, editor
Cover art Steven Fox

Table of Contents
Aurora 20, Vol 7, No 2 (PDF)
Aurora 21 cover 1982
Aurora 21 (Vol 8, No. 1)
Diane Martin, editor
Cover art Sam S. Adkins
Table of Contents
Aurora 21, Vol 8, No 1 (PDF)
Aurora 22 cover 1982
Aurora 22 (Vol 8, No. 2)
Diane Martin, editor
Cover art Jini Kai

Table of Contents
Aurora 22, Vol 8, No 2 (PDF)
Aurora 23 cover 1983
Aurora 23 (Vol 8, No. 3)
Diane Martin, editor
Cover art Brad Foster
Table of Contents
Aurora 23, Vol 8, No 3 (PDF)
Aurora 24 cover 1985
Aurora 24 (Vol 9, No. 1)
Diane Martin, editor
Cover art Steven Fox

Table of Contents
Aurora 24, Vol 9, No 1 (PDF)
Aurora 25 cover 1987
Aurora 25 (Vol 10, No. 1)
Diane Martin, editor
Cover art Brad W. Foster, Steven Fox,
Joan Hanke Woods, and Robert Kellough
Table of Contents
Aurora 25, Vol 10, No 1 (PDF)
Aurora 26 cover 1990
Aurora 26 (Vol 10, No. 2)
Diane Martin, editor
Cover art Jeanne Gomoll

Table of Contents
Aurora 26, Vol 10, No 2 (PDF)