Don Day

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(1919 – January 11, 1978)

Donald Byrne Day, an Oregon fan active in the 1940s and '50s, was editor of the focal point zine The Fanscient (and also the parody, Fan-Scent), a member of the Portland Science-Fantasy Society, and perhaps the greatest of the early bibliographers of sf. (Note that Donald Day is a different person than his contemporary, fellow bibliographer Bradford Day.) He was noted for letterpress printing.

He published bibliographies in The Fanscient as well as the "Day Index," aka Index to the Science Fiction Magazines 1926-1950 (1952), a 200-page hardbound index to sf that was enormously successful, eventually selling thousands of copies. Both were published by his Perri Press publishing house, under which name he also produced The Final War in 1949.

Day chaired NorWesCon, the 1950 Worldcon, after the resignation of Jack de Courcy.

Entry in the Science Fiction Encyclopedia.



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