.,."this is a book for which we have to be thankful. Science Fiction Fandom will make a fine starting point for any student of SF who wants to know what fandom is about."-Asimov's
Many prominent science fiction writers, artists, and editors began as s.f. fans. This is the first book to survey fandom's history, its worldwide manifestations, and its range of accomplishments, including clubs, fanzines, and conventions. These essays explain fandom as a social phenomenon and describe its contributions to modern science fiction.