Books
from Fancyclopedia 4 ca. 2023
An early (now obsolete) analog technology principally of interest as having been a short-term competitor to ebooks.
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Books remain books, fandom having failed to establish any nickname for them tho hc and pb (distinguishing hardcovered and paperbacked books) are established adjectival modifiers. Fantasy in books antedated specialized magazine stf, and remains generally of a higher quality — partly due to a higher intellectual level among book readers, and partly due to the fact that books can carry material so hot that it would ruin, by boycotts, any periodical publishing it. Of course, many stories from the prozines have been published in book form with changes and additions, but even here most of the sheer crud is weeded away. Most of it, we repeat.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
S-f in books antedated specialized magazine science-fiction, and is generally of a higher quality, partly due to the higher intellectual level of book readers, and partly to the fact that it would ruin by boycotts a periodical publishing it. Some stories from the prozines have been republished in book form with changes and additions, and several memorial volumes of some great fantasy author's best stories have appeared, as well as anthologies of which the most notable is the PocketBook of Science-Fiction.