Fantasy Fiction Field

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A mimeographed fanzine published by Julius Unger between late October 1940 and December 1945. This was a short weekly fanzine with 215 total issues. It was parodied in FAPA by Fantasy Faction Field. Early issues (at least numbers 3 and 4) were titled Fantasy Fiction Field News Weekly; Issues 5 through 7 (and possibly more) called themselves F.F.F. News Weekly, and 8 and 9 called themselves F.F.F. News Illustrated Weekly. These early issues mostly carried variants of the claim "It covers the entire field" {Anyone know when that stopped?} Later issues used a simple typed header saying Fantasy Fiction Field Illustrated Newsweekly.

Most issues seem to have been 4 pages long, but many issues were longer and many were just two pages. Like Fantasy Times, it was focused on the prozines, frequently publishing black-and-white photograph of the cover of a forthcoming magazine or, sometimes, of some well-known fan: these photographs started with one of James V. Taurasi in issue #9, Dec 28, 1940 (issue 8 was dated Dec 14, 1940 -- Unger appears to have taken Christmas off in the first year). The aim of the fanzine was to be a fannish newspaper -- as such, it contained mostly news about fans and about the prozines, but also advertisements (frequently Unger's sales lists and want lists) and the occasional article. It also included excerpts of Langley Searles' bibliographic works, published a few pages at a time. Since it was published during WWII, some of the news concerned what fans were doing for the war effort: Vol 5 #6 includes a 5-page letter from Forrest J Ackerman just after he was called up to serve.

By the end of the War, there had been over 200 issues. Perhaps this had exhausted Unger -- he soon gafiated so completely that he gave away his own file copies. In 1963, he teamed up with Harvey Inman to revive the fanzine, but died soon after the first issue of the new series was published. Inman continued the fanzine for a few more months, but then it died a second and final time.

Issue Date Pages Notes
#1 V1.1 October 26, 1940 4
#2 V1.2 November 2, 1940 4
#3 V1.3 November 9, 1940 4
#4 V1.4 November 16, 1940 4
#5 V1.5 November 23, 1940 4
#6 V1.6 November 30, 1940 4
#7 V1.7 December 7, 1940 4
#8 V1.8 December 14, 1940 4
#9 V1.9 December 28, 1940 4
#10 V1.10 January 4, 1941 4
#11 V1.11 January 7, 1941 2
#12 V1.12 January 1, 1941 4
#13 V1.13 January 18, 1941 6
#14 V1.14 January 25, 1941 4
#15 V1.15 January 31, 1941 6
#16 V1.16 February 8, 1941 6
#17 V1.17 February 16, 1941 4
#18 V1.18 February 2, 1941 4
#19 V1.19 March 1, 1941 4
#20 V1.20 March 8, 1941 4
#21 V1.21 March 15, 1941 4
#22 V1.22 March 2, 1941 4
#23 V1.23 March 28, 1941 10
#24 V2.1 April 1, 1941 2
#25 V2.2 April 5, 1941 4
#26 V2.3 April 1, 1941 4
#27 V2.4 April 19, 1941 4
#28 V2.5 April 26, 1941 6
#29 V2.6 May 3, 1941 4
#30 V2.7 May 10, 1941 4
#31 V2.8 May 17, 1941 4
#33 V2.10 May 31, 1941 4
&@ June 13, 1941 1 Hoax issue
#35 V2.12 June 14, 1941 4
#36 V2.13 June 21, 1941 4
#38 V2.15 July 5, 1941 2
#40 V2.17 July 1941 12
#42 V3.2 August 2, 1941 6
#43 V3.3 August 9, 1941 2
#44 V3.4 August 18, 1941 4
#45 V3.5 August 23, 1941 2
#46 V3.6 August 30, 1941 2
#47 V3.7 September 6, 1941 2
#48 V3.8 September 13, 1941 4
#49 V3.9 September 20, 1941 4
#50 V3.9 September 27, 1941 2
#51 V3.10 October 4, 1941 2
#52 V3.11 October 1, 1941 4
#53 V3.12 October 18, 1941 2
#54 V3.13 October 25, 1941 2
#55 V3.14 November 1, 1941 2
#56 V3.15 November 8, 1941 4
#57 V3.16 November 15, 1941 4
#58 V3.18 November 2, 1941 4
#59 V3.19 November 27, 1941 2
#60 V3.19 December 6, 1941 6
#62 V4.2 December 20, 1941 2
#63 V4.3 December 27, 1941 4
#64 V4.4 January 2, 1942 2
#65 V4.5 January 10, 1942 3
#66 V4.6 January 17, 1942 2
#67 V4.7 January 24, 1942 2
#68 V4.8 January 31, 1942 2
#69 V4.9 February 6, 1942 2
#70 V5.10 February 13, 1942 2
#71 V5.11 February 20, 1942 4
#72 V5.12 February 27, 1942 4
#73 V5.13 March 7, 1942 4
#75 V6.1 March 21, 1942 2
#76 V6.2 March 28, 1942 2
#77 V6.3 April 4, 1942 2
#78 V6.4 April 1, 1942 2
#79 V6.5 April 18, 1942 2
#80 V5 April 19, 1942.2 2 Some numbersing confusing here and in the next
#81 V5.5 May 2, 1942 2
#82 V5.6 May 9, 1942 2
#83 May 1942 2
#85 V5.11 May 23, 1942 4
#86 V5.11 June 8, 1942 6
#87 V5.11 June 16, 1942 4
FFF's Illustrated NYCON Review June 1942 32
#88 V5.13 July 1, 1942 3
#89 V5.14 July 15, 1942 2
#91 V6.2 July 29, 1942 3
#92 V6.3 August 5, 1942 2
#93 V6.4 August 1, 1942 4
#94 V6.5 August 20, 1942 3
#95 V6.6 August 26, 1942 8
#95 V6.6 August 26, 1942 2
#96 V6.7 September 2, 1942 2
#97 V6.8 September 9, 1942 4
#98 V6.9 September 16, 1942 2
#99 V6.10 September 23, 1942 2
#100 V7.9 September 30, 1942 2
#101 V7.2 October 7, 1942 3
#102 V7.3 October 14, 1942 2
#103 V7.4 October 21, 1942 2
#104 V7.5 October 28, 1942 8
#105 V7.6 November 4, 1942 3
#106 V7.7 November 1, 1942 2
#107 V7.8 November 18, 1942 2
#108 V7.9 November 25, 1942 2
#109 V7.10 December 2, 1942 2
#110 V7.11 December 9, 1942 3
#111 V7.12 December 16, 1942 5
#112 V7.13 December 23, 1942 2
#113 V7.14 December 30, 1942 5
#114 V7.15 January 6, 1943 4
#115 V7.16 January 20, 1943 3
#116 V7.17 February 3, 1943 4
#117 V7.18 February 17, 1943 3
#118 V7.19 March 3, 1943 4
#119 V7.20 March 17, 1943 2
#120 V8.1 March 24, 1943 4
#121 V8.2 March 31, 1943 2
#122 V8.3 April 7, 1943 2
#123 V8.4 April 14, 1943 3
#124 V8.5 April 21, 1943 4
#125 V8.6 April 28, 1943 2
#126 V8.7 May 5, 1943 2
#127 V8.8 May 1, 1943 4
#128-131 V8.9 June 1943 8
#132-135 V8.13 July 1943 8
#135.5 V8.16.5 August 1, 1943 2
#136 V8.17 August 4, 1943 6
#137 V8.18 August 1, 1943 11
#139 V8.20 September 19, 1943 2
#142-143 V9.1 October 1, 1943 6
#144 V9.3 October 8, 1943 2
#145 V9.4 October 15, 1943 2
#146 V9.5 October 29, 1943 4
#147 V9.6 November 8, 1943 4
#148 V9.7 November 2, 1943 4
#149 V9.8 December 4, 1943 4
#150 V9.9 December 16, 1943 6
#151 V9.10 December 23, 1943 4
#152 V9.11 December 28, 1943 2
#153 V9.12 January 3, 1944 5
#154 V9.13 January 10, 1944 4
#155 V9.14 January 17, 1944 4
#156 V9.15 January 24, 1944 4
#157 V9.16 January 28, 1944 4
#158 V9.17 February 1, 1944 4
#159 V9.18 February 7, 1944 6
#160 V9.19 February 14, 1944 4
#161-162 V10.1 February 21, 1944 10
#163 V10.3 February 28, 1944 4
#164 V10.4 March 4, 1944 4
#165 V10.5 March 1, 1944 4
#166 V10.6 March 18, 1944 4
#167-168 V10.7 March 25, 1944 8
#169 V10.9 April 1, 1944 4
#170 V10.19 April 8, 1944 4
#171 V10.11 April 15, 1944 4
#172 V10.12 April 2, 1944 4
#173 V10.13 April 29, 1944 4
#174 V10.14 May 6, 1944 4
#175 V10.15 May 8, 1944 4
#176 V10.16 May 15, 1944 8
#177 V10.17 May 20, 1944 4
#178 V10.18 May 27, 1944 4
#179 V10.19 May 29, 1944 4
#180 V10.20 June 3, 1944 8
#181 V11.1 June 10, 1944 4
#182 V11.2 June 17, 1944 4
#183 V11.3 June 21, 1944 4
#184 V11.4 June 1944 4
#185 V11.5 June 28, 1944 4
#186 V11.6 July 4, 1944 8
#187 V11.7 July 10, 1944 7
#188 V11.8 July 17, 1944 6
#189 V11.9 July 2, 1944 8
#190 V11.10 July 29, 1944 2
#191-192 August 1944 10
#193 September 1, 1944 4
#194 September 8, 1944 4
#195 September 15, 1944 2
#196 September 2, 1944 6
#197 September 29, 1944 2
FFF presents Richard Tooker and E.R. Burroughs September 1944 14 In FAPA 29
#198 October 7, 1944 2
#199-200 October 21, 1944 8
#201 October 28, 1944 2
#202 November 4, 1944 2
#203 November 1, 1944 5
#204 November 20, 1944 2
#205-207 V12.7-9 1945 28
#210 October 6, 1945 2
#211 October 16, 1945 2
#212 October 23, 1945 2
#213 November 17, 1945 2
#214 December 8, 1945 3
#215 December 2, 1945 2 Final issue of 1st series
New series
1 January 15, 1963 4
2 January 29, 1963 2
3 February 12, 1963 4
4 February 26, 1963 4
5 March 12, 1963 6
6 March 26, 1963 8
7 April 9, 1963 4
8 April 23, 1963 4
9 May 7, 1963 6
10 May 21, 1963 6
11 June 4, 1963 6
12 June 18, 1963 4
13 July 2, 1963 14
14 July 16, 1963 8
15 August 27, 1963 6
16 September 10, 1963 6
17 September 24, 1963 6
18 October 8, 1963 8
19 November 26, 1963 4


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