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Product Details

  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: F T L Pubns; 2 edition (March 26, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965357546
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965357548
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,497,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have nothing but praise for this monumental work! -- Jacqueline Lichtenberg

This book pulls together an incredible amount of information about the history of [Star Trek] fandom.... -- Henry Jenkins

About the Author

Joan Marie Verba earned a bachelor of physics degree from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and attended the graduate school of astronomy at Indiana University, where she was an associate instructor of astronomy for one year. Her first career, as a computer programmer, lasted ten years. After being laid off twice from computer programming jobs, she retrained as an editor and currently works as one. An experienced writer, she is the author of the books Boldly Writing (FTL Publications, 1996), and Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets (Lerner Books, 1991), as well as numerous short stories and articles. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Joan Marie Verba earned a bachelor of physics degree from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and attended the graduate school of astronomy at Indiana University, where she was an associate instructor of astronomy for one year. She has worked as a computer programmer, editor, publisher, health/weight loss coach, and social media manager. An experienced writer, she is the author of the nonfiction books Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets, Boldly Writing, and Weight Loss Success, as well as the novels Sword of Queens, Countdown to Action, Action Alert, Deadly Danger, Situation: Critical, Extreme Hazard, and Danger Zone plus numerous short stories and articles. She was also a co-author of the group novel Autumn World. Five of her novels have received the Mom's Choice Award® and Extreme Hazard won the Scribe Award. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
Certainly the people writing fanzines at the time didn't realize they were making a certain kind of history, but it was (and is) a significant movement. And Star Trek was one of the first and biggest of the media fandoms, where fans were organized, took a hand in creating the universe, and in general became interactive participants rather than passive viewers. This book does a nice job of capturing that energy and showing the early struggles of editors trying to publish with Xerox machines and staple guns - and successfully creating an underground network. I enjoyed reading it. The writer does a chronology, and puts in some of her own insights as well as others.
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. . . except that the work was rather long on facts but rather short on analysis and criticism. Perhaps that would be the subject for a companion volume.
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