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Fantasy Times

Entry updated 18 June 2021. Tagged: Fan, Publication.

US Fanzine (1941-1969) edited by James V Taurasi Sr (1917-1991), briefly by Sam Moskowitz during World War Two, Taurasi again, and Frank Prieto Jr from 1966. Published erratically until 1946, Fantasy Times thereafter established itself as a straightforward sf and fantasy newsletter or Newszine containing news, notes and reviews. In 1957 its title changed to Science Fiction Times, and publication continued under this title until #465, in 1969. Though its contents were mostly routine records of events, the magazine did attract some attention from publishers and authors; James Blish was its book reviewer for a time (circa 1956). Fantasy Times won the Hugo for Best Fanzine in 1955 and 1957. Its news-reporting function was effectively taken over by Locus. A short-lived Spanish edition, Tiempo de Fantasia, was published in 1949, and a successful German version, SF Times, began publication in 1958, at first as a straight translation, later – especially under the editorship of Hans Joachim Alpers – as a serious German fanzine in its own right (see Germany). [PR/PN]


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