Julius Unger

(1912? - January 2, 1963)

A member of First Fandom, Julius Unger was a long-time New York City SF fan, dealer, and publisher. (In the 1930s, he was one of the biggest SF book and magazine dealers in the business.) He gafiated soon after the War so thoroughly that he gave away his own file copies of Fantasy Fiction Field and only returned shortly before he died.

He was a founding member of The Scienceers, the first fanclub, a member of the committee for the First Worldcon, and one of the fen on the Widneride to Denvention.

During the 1940s, Unger published several fanzines, including FFF Fanewscard, the FFF's Yearbook of Science, Weird & Fantasy Fiction for 1941, and the weekly Fantasy Fiction Field, reviving it in 1962 (with the aid of Harvey Inman).

He (along with Harry Warner) was responsible for the Odd Tales hoax. He was catcher in the baseball game played at Nycon I. He died of a heart attack.

He is the subject of an article by Jon D. Swartz on N3F Founding Members in the April, 2016 issue (Volume 75, Number 4) of The National Fantasy Fan.


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