(1) Short for fanzine.
An abbreviation. The word ’zine – with an apostrophe – is credited to Sarge Saturn in a fanzine review column he wrote for Startling Stories. The term herein will always apply to publications that come from the sf microcosm or one of its off-shoots..
(2) Self-published magazine
Mundane self-published magazines, once called "little magazines," that come out of the Factsheet Five phenomenon are now called zines or zeens. The difference between a fanzine and one of these may not be easily distinguishable, given that sf fanzines don't need to be about sf or fandom, but has to do with the publisher's sense of being part of fandom. Spelled zeen, it almost always refers to a mundane publication. (However, Earl Evers used zEEn as the title for his sf fanzine; the title emphasized his initials.)
John Nielsen Hall published two issues of Zine in the late 1960s.
Contributors: Dr. Gafia
|from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959|
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