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A small press run by Dave Langford, initially with various partners. It began as Ansible E-ditions with Chris Priest, publishing sf by David Masson and John Sladek as ebooks and later as POD editions co-published with Wildside Press. With Greg Pickersgill, Langford published three printed volumes collecting (for the first time) the critical columns by Algis Budrys that had appeared in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from 1975 to 1993. He continued, solo, to produce Ansible Editions reissues of his own writing, both backlist titles and new collections, mostly in ebook form.

In 2016 AE published the first book edition -- much expanded from its fanzine incarnation -- of Rob Hansen's Then, and the first ebook of Yvonne Rousseau's 1980 The Murders at Hanging Rock (also with added material). Further paperbacks include previously uncollected or unpublished work by Brian Aldiss, Algis Budrys again, John Sladek again, and Peter Nicholls.

AE has also published selected fan classics -- including The Enchanted Duplicator, past TAFF reports and such collections of notable fanwriting as Charles Burbee's The Incompleat Burbee, Terry Carr's Fandom Harvest and Harry Warner, Jr.'s All Our Yesterdays: The Fanzine Columns -- as free ebooks downloadable from the TAFF website. Ebooks newly created or significantly expanded for this download page are listed in the table below. Further fannish titles are in preparation; these are usually announced in Ansible when they appear.

A new experiment in 2022 was the re-release of selected ebooks from the list below as trade paperbacks available from Ansible Editions via with all proceeds going to TAFF. Currently available in paperback are Rob Hansen's 1957: The First UK Worldcon, Bixelstrasse and Homefront, Leroy Kettle's True Rat: The Beast of Leroy Kettle, Charles Platt's The Complete Patchin Review (see Patchin Review), Bruce Sterling's The Complete Cheap Truth (see Cheap Truth) and William F. Temple's Temple at the Bar..

Author Title Date Notes
Vin¢ Clarke A Vince Clarke Treasury October 2015 Edited by Dave Langford
Various TAFF Trip Report Anthology July 2017 Unfinished TAFF reports. Edited by Dave Langford
Various Running Amok in the Fun Factory November 2017 UK con reports selected by Graham Charnock
William F. Temple Temple at the Bar November 2017 Edited by Rob Hansen
Frank Edward Arnold The Frank Arnold Papers December 2017 Edited by Rob Hansen
Ron Bennett The Complete Skyrack December 2017 Edited by Dave Langford; see Skyrack
Leroy Kettle True Rat: The Beast of Leroy Kettle January 2018 Edited by Rob Hansen
Peter Roberts et al The Complete Checkpoint November 2018 Edited by Dave Langford; see Checkpoint
R. Lionel Fanthorpe Down the Badger Hole March 2018 Original version edited by Debbie Cross; expanded by Dave Langford
Francis T. Laney Ah! Sweet Idiocy! April 2019 Edited by Dave Langford; with additional material by Alva Rogers and Harry Warner, Jr.
Terry Carr Fandom Harvest II June 2019 Edited by Dave Langford
Bruce Sterling The Complete Cheap Truth June 2019 Edited by Dave Langford; see Cheap Truth
Charles Platt The Complete Patchin Review July 2019 Edited by Dave Langford; see Patchin Review
Various Then Again: A UK Fanhistory Reader 1930-1979 August 2019 Edited by Rob Hansen with joint credit to Vin¢ Clarke for past research
Various (anonymous) The Astral Leauge Dossier September 2019 Edited by Dave Langford; see Astral Leauge
Various Challenging Moskowitz: 1930s Fandom Revisited November 2019 Edited by Rob Hansen
Bob Shaw The Serious Scientific Talks November 2019 Includes five previously uncollected Serious Scientific Talks
Harry Warner, Jr. All Our Yesterdays: The Fanzine Columns December 2019 Edited by Chuck Connor; with missing text restored and an additional column
Various Homefront: Fandom in the UK 1939-1945 February 2020 Edited by Rob Hansen
Algis Budrys A Budrys Miscellany: Occasional Writing 1960-2000 May 2020 Edited by David Langford
Bob Shaw The Full Glass Bushel: All the Hyphen Columns, and More June 2020 Edited by Rob Jackson and David Langford
Bob Shaw Slow Pint Glass: Volume Three of The Complete Bob Shaw August 2020 Edited by Rob Jackson and David Langford
Ella Parker The Harpy Stateside December 2020 Edited by Rob Hansen, including and continuing the trip report Parker's Peregrinations
Chuck Harris Creative Random Harris March 2021 Edited by Rob Hansen and David Langford
Various Faan Fiction 1930-2020: an exploration June 2021 Edited and with critical commentary by Rob Hansen
D.R. Smith The Road to Fame June 2021 1940s fan fiction with profile of the author by Rob Hansen
Rob Hansen American Trips July 2021 Reports on Rob's post-TAFF US conventions
Walt Willis Willis Discovers America and other fan fiction July 2021 Collecting Walt's shorter fan fiction
Various Bixelstrasse: The SF Fan Community of 1940s Los Angeles November 2021 Edited by Rob Hansen
"Harry Hurstmonceaux and Cyril Faversham" The Harrison Saga: The Extraordinary Exploits of Sir William Makepeace Harrison March 2022 Edited by Rob Hansen; see Harrison.
Charles Burbee The Incompleat Burbee Volume 2 April 2022 Edited by Terry Carr; further Burbee pieces added by David Langford.
Rob Hansen and others 1957: The First UK Worldcon June 2022 On Loncon 1, edited and with commentary by Rob Hansen
Ella Parker The Compact Ella Parker August 2022 Ella's other fanwriting, edited by Rob Hansen
Walt Willis and Madeleine Willis TAWF Times Two December 2022 Their 1962 Tenth Anniversary Willis Fund trip reports, Twice Upon a Time and (never before collected) The DisTAWF Side
Ethel Lindsay The Lindsay Report December 2022 1962 TAFF trip report

Free ebooks at the TAFF site

Paperbacks sold for TAFF

Ansible Editions POD titles

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