Science-Fiction Five-Yearly

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US Fanzine (1951-2006), twelve issues, published five-yearly and edited by Lee Hoffman with help since 1971 from a succession of assistant editors, later termed "guest editor-publishers". Science-Fiction Five-Yearly's generally humorous, fannish content included long-running spoof serials by Harlan Ellison (writing as Nalrah Nosille) and Robert Silverberg (writing as Calvin Aaargh); other contributors were Robert Bloch, Arthur C Clarke, David Langford, Wilson Tucker, Ted White (in every issue from 1966) and Walt Willis. The initially joky promise of the title was fulfilled by this publication's unusual Longevity (for a fanzine), thanks to the helpers who with Hoffman's blessing – she suffered from blindness in her last years – took on more and more of the editorial burden: Bob Toomey (1971), Terry Hughes (1976, 2001), Dan Steffan (1981), Teresa and Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Stu Shiffman (1986), Jeff Schalles (1991-2001), Geri Sullivan (1991-2006), Andy Hooper (1996), and Randy Byers (2006). Science-Fiction Five-Yearly holds the record for the longest gaps between nevertheless regular issues. Following Hoffman's death in 2007, issue #12 (2006) was declared to be the final one. Science-Fiction Five-Yearly won the fanzine Hugo in 2007. [DRL]

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