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Science Fiction Fandom: (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy) Hardcover – November 21, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0313233807 ISBN-10: 0313233802 Edition: annotated edition

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Product Details

  • Series: Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction & Fantasy (Book 62)
  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; annotated edition edition (November 21, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313233802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313233807
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,960,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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.,."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

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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.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert J Whitaker on February 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I'm going to review, not the book, but its dubious claim as "the first" book on fandom. Since I have about five titles on my shleves that predate this title. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, A WEALTH OF FABLE--both by Harry Warner Jr., THE IMMORTAL STORM, by Sam Moskowitz, THE FUTURIANS by Damon Knight, and AH! SWEET IDIOCY, by F. Towner Laney. There are a few others that I don't recall right now.

I'll remove my review after the information is corrected.
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