The Oracle was a well realized, very ambitious fanzine put out almost single-handedly by Christopher Bigelow, a Mormon teenager, in 1982 and 83. It is an excellent example of the type and includes original adventures, rules offerings like new character classes, and reviews of other periodicals and rules systems and movies. This project should speak to gamers, nostalgia seekers, game historians, and zine fanatics.
The reflective essay by Bigelow is particularly interesting, and the book presents a compelling snapshot to the days of D&Ds first explosion. In addition to the full reproduction, including articles comics and ads, there is a ton of supplemental material from Bigelow's notebooks.