Science Fiction Fan

(1) A Long-Winded Way to Say "Fan"

(2) A fanzine by Olon F. Wiggins

A late-30s, early-40s fanzine published by Olon F. Wiggins, often called SFFan. It was part of Cosmic Publications, and featured Sam Moskowitz, Don Wollheim, and Jack Speer as contributors. Many of Speer's IPO polls were distributed in SFFan. The contents tended to be mostly factual articles and essays, but there was some fiction.

Both Wollheim and Moskowitz were listed as contributing editors through September 1938. Wiggins (living i Denver) seems to have tried to steer clear of the New York City feuds between them, though perhaps favoring the Moskowitz side, but in September he announced that he would no longer by publishing anything by SaM and thereafter the fanzine was dominated by the Futurians.

A detailed, retrospective review by Jon D. Swartz of the May, 1940 (Volume 4, No. 10) issue was published in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report for Fall, 2003.

Some issues can be found at http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/ScienceFictionFan/

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 July 1936 10
2 August 1936 10
3 September 1936 12
4 October 1936 16
5 April 1937 10
6 May 1937 12
7 June 1937 16
8 July 1937 24
9 August 1937 20
10 September 1937 20
11 October 1937 20
12 November 1937 20
13 December 1937 20
14 January 1938 20
15 January 1938
16 January 1938
17 January 1938 24
18 February 1938 24
19 March 1938 24
20 April 1938 20
21 May 1938 24
22 1938
23 June 1938 20
24 July 1938 50
25 August 1938 20
26 September 1938 20
27 October 1938 20
28 November 1938 20
29 December 1938 20
30 January 1939 20
31 1939
32 March 1939 20
33 April 1939 20
34 May 1939 20
35 June 1939 20
36 July 1939 12
37 August 1939 18
38 September 1939 20
39 October 1939 22
40 November 1939 20
41 December 1939 20
42 January 1940 20
43 February 1940 16
44 March 1940 20
45 April 1940 20
46 May 1940 20
47 June 1940 20
48 July 1940 60
49 August 1940 20
50 September 1940 20
51 October 1940 20
52 November 1940 20
53 January 1941 24
54 1941
55 February 1941 20 Final issue

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