Larry Farsaci

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(February 11, 1921 - January 9, 2013)

Larry Farsaci (later, Farsace, born Litterio B. Farsaci in Rochester, NY) was a child prodigy with an interest in astronomy, attracted newspaper articles, and gave lectures at The University of Rochester at the age of 9. He gradually anglicized his name to Larry Farsace, by which he was known to fandom. He starting reading SF in 1932 and discovered fandom in 1935.

He published the apazine Falling Petals for both FAPA and SAPS and was a charter member of the National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F) in 1941. He was also a member of SFL and New Fandom. He was a fanartist.

In the 1940s, he was reputedly fandom's top prozine collector (he acquired the collection of the Decker Dillies, for instance) and developed a tremendous collection of prozines and a very good fanzine collection. He issued small bibliographies for early conventions and then used his collection to publish ten issues of the fanzine Golden Atom from 1939 to 1943. Moskowitz regarded it as "arguably the most valuable repository of new research and reference on SF" of the period. He published additional special issues on 1955 and 1959, the latter of which is reputed to have production costs on the order of $1,500. He also published Stars and Strange Fantasy.

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