FLUKE #18, $6, 5½” x 8”, offset, 56 pgs.

One of the many things I admire about Fluke is it’s like stepping into a community when you open it up. There’s some returning folks like Gary Floyd, and then there’s the shared connections (three of the people featured in this issue all know Buz Blurr, and I imagine Gary Floyd and Bill Daniel know each other through their involvement with Texas, and later San Francisco, punk). Along with the interviews (Susan A. Phillips, Bill Daniel, Gary Floyd), you get skateboarding in Arkansas, Linda Kite writing about Desolation Center, Sergej Vutuc photos, and more. The interviews are always interesting and go beyond light talk. The articles are personal and make you feel like you’re there with the writer. Easily one of the best zines going. –Matt Average (PO Box 1547, Phoenix, AZ 85001, [email protected])