Science Fiction Collector

(1) A Fanzine by Morris Scott Dollens and later by John V. Baltidonis

Science Fiction Collector was a fanzine initially published in Minnesota by Morris Scott Dollens and then beginning with #14 by John V. Baltidonis. The Baltidonis issues, at least were hectographed.

See Up To Now -- New Fan Magazines, Fly by Night and Permanent for some discussion of SFC.

Issue Date Pages Notes
#1 1936
#14 V3.2 July 1937 20
#15 V3.3 September 1937 20
#16 V3.4
#17 V3.5 January 1938 14
#18 V3.6 March 1938 16
V4.2 June 1938 28
V4.3 August 1938 36
V5.2 July 1939 20

(2) A Fanzine by J. Grant Thiessen

The Science Fiction Collector (which was also called Megavore) was a printed fanzine published by J. Grant Thiessen of Neche, ND which was devoted to bibliographic material on paperbacks and prozines. Issues were typically around 48 pages. Its publication history is moderately complicated:

Issue Date Pages Title Publisher
1 October 1976 The Science-Fiction Collector James Grant Books
2 1976 " "
3 February 1977 " "
4 July 1977 The Science-Fiction Collector Pandora's Books Ltd.
5 September 1977 48 " "
6 May 1978 " "
7 " "
8 October 1979 " "
9 June 1980 Megavore Pandora's Books Ltd.
10 " "
11 " "
12 " "
13 March 1981 " "
14 May 1981 48 The Science Fiction Collector Pandora's Books Ltd.
15 July 1981 20 " " #15 was combined with Age of the Unicorn

Subsequent issues were catalogs for Theissen's book-selling business.


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