???The Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930 - 1960

???The Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930 - 1960

by Luis Ortiz (Editor)


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THE SCIENCE FICTION FANZINE READER: FOCAL POINTS, 1930-1960 is the first mainstream book to go into the background of fanzine culture and shed light on how science fiction fandom has shaped popular culture. Editor Luis Ortiz with his deep knowledge and passion for the genre has mined thousands of fanzines to collect more than 50 essays by participants in the genesis of American science fiction. The book is a paean to the young writers and artists that would grow up to define the field. People like Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Donald A. Wollheim, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, and many more. Throughout, Ortiz’s insightful text links pieces together, highlighting themes and offering background surprises that will delight both hardcore fans and casual readers of science fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933065687
Publisher: Nonstop Press
Publication date: 03/11/2019
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

The Science Fiction Fanzine Reader is edited with a long introduction and many comments throughout by the Hugo and Locus Award nominated Luis Ortiz, the author or editor of over 20 books on science fiction and pop culture including Cult Magazines: A to Z, The Monkey's Other Paw, and Infnity x Two: The Art & Life of Ed and Carol Emshwiller. He lives in New York City and Greenwood, Delaware.

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