Fantasy Times / Science Fiction Times

The fannish newszine from 1941 to 1969. Starting in 1946, Fantasy Times became a straightforward sf and fantasy newzine containing news, notes and reviews.

It was nominated for the 1956 Best Fanzine Hugo.

Issues Dates Title Editor
#1-#5 V1.1-V2.1 September 1941 — June 1942 Fantasy Times James V. Taurasi
V2.2 June 1942 Fantasy Reporter Sam Moskowitz
#8-#12 V1.9-V1.12 August 1944 — June 1946 Fantasy Times Sam Moskowitz
#13 V1.13 August 18, 1946 Fantasy Times James V. Taurasi
#14-#27 V1.14-V1.27 August 25, 1946 — December 1, 1946 Fantasy Times James V. Taurasi, Ray Van Houton, Sam Moskowitz
#28-#269 V1.28-V12 December 8, 1946 — April 1957 Fantasy Times James V. Taurasi
#270-#394 V12-V17.18 May 1957 — September 1962 Science-Fiction Times James V. Taurasi
#395-#409/10 V17.19-V18.10 October 1962 — December 1963 Science-Fiction Times James V. Taurasi, Frank Prieto
#411-#422 V19.1-V12.12 October 1962 — December 1963 Science-Fiction Times James V. Taurasi, Frank Prieto, John Gunta
#423-#434 V20.1-V20.13 January 1965 — December 1965 Science-Fiction Times James V. Taurasi, Frank Prieto
#435 V21.1 March 1966 Science-Fiction Times James V. Taurasi, Frank Prieto, Ed Wood
#436-#437 Probably not produced
At this point, the newszine was substantially reformatted and now published from Syracuse, NY.
#438-#445 V22 January 1967 — August 1967 Science Fiction Times James Ashe, Ann Ashe
#446-#447 V22 September 1967 — October 1967 Science Fiction Times James Ashe
#448 V22 November 1967 Science-Fiction Times James Ashe, Ann Deitz
#449 V22 December 1967 Science-Fiction Times James Ashe
#450-451 V23 January 1968 — February 1968 Science-Fiction Times James Ashe, Ann Deitz, Walter Cole
#452-#465 V23-V24 March 1968 — April 1969 Science Fiction Times Ann F. Dietz, Walter Cole
Revival in tabloid format on newsprint
V1.5 November 1979 Science Fiction Times
March 1980 Science Fiction Times Vincent McCaffrey
V10.1 1981? Science Fiction Times Andrew Adams Whyte

In its early days it was more of a general fanzine which included news, but in its later days was almost exclusively devoted to pro news. The handover from Taurasi to Moskowitz happened when Taurasi went into the military to serve in the War. It claimed to be the first photo-offset fanzine in history.

James Blish was its book reviewer around 1956, and it won the Hugo for Best Fanzine in 1955 and 1957. In the late 40s, it had an "International Edition" with some Spanish-language content. Upon its demise, its news-reporting function was effectively taken over by Locus.

Scans of nearly the entire run can be found at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Fantasy_Times/ and http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Science_Fiction_Times/


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