Allen Glasser

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(1908 – 1971)

Allen Glasser was an early fan in New York, active beginning in the 1930s. He was a founding member and one-time president of the first sf club, the Scienceers and edited The Planet, probably SF's second fanzine, in the early 1930s. He wrote about the Scienceers in Joe Christoff's fanzine Sphere: See Allen Glasser's History of The Scienceers.

He used Sears Langell and George Zambock as pennames. Starting in 1932, he edited The Time Traveller.

He had a short story, "Across the Ages," published in the August, 1933, issue of Amazing. However, Sam Moskowitz in his Immortal Storm pages 14 and 15, relates that the Glasser story "Across the Ages" was a direct copy of "The Haze of Heat". This plus other alleged plagiarisms destroyed Glasser's position in fandom and also resulted in the demise of The Time Traveller, which merged with Science Fiction Digest, becoming Fantasy Magazine in 1934.

In the 1950s, he was one of the founding members of the Lunarians.


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Also involved: - Conrad H. Ruppert - Herbert E. Goudket - Mort Weisinger - Nathan Greenfeld - Phoxphyre - Richard W. Dodson - The Fantasy Fan - The Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930-1960 - The Scienceers - Warren Fitzgerald

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