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Entry updated 9 October 2021. Tagged: Fan, Theme.


Fan Language abbreviation for a Fanzine or Magazine primarily devoted to sf news and perhaps gossip; most also feature at least some book reviews. Newszines with listings in this encyclopedia are: Ansible, British Fantasy Society Bulletin, Checkpoint, Critical Wave, Fanac, Fantasy Review (1), Fantasy Times, File 770, Futurian War Digest, Locus, Luna Monthly, The Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation, Science Fantasy News, Science Fiction Chronicle and Skyrack. Several are archived online, have a current web presence, or both [see under links below].

Further newszines of note include Fanew Sletter (Australia, 100 issues 1974-1978) edited by Leigh Edmonds; Karass (US, 38 issues 1974-1978) edited by Linda Bushyager; Matrix (UK, 1975-2011) published by the British Science Fiction Association and discussed in that entry; DNQ (Canada, 34 issues 1978-1983) edited by Taral Wayne Macdonald and Victoria Vayne; and Thyme (Australia, 136 issues 1981-2002) edited by Irwin Hirsh and various successors, the last being Alan Stewart. [DRL]

see also: Online Newszines.


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