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(Did you mean the Rob Holdstock fanzine?)

The larger universe — in fan terms, the larger (mundane) world, vs. the Microcosm, which is fandom. It's also used simply as a synonym for mundania. These days, however, the Microcosm may be larger than the Macrocosm, if you count all the people yakking about sf and assorted fringe fandoms on the Internet.

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
The mundane, nonfannish world. Them Out There. Distinguished from fandom, the Microcosm.

This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether it’s still in use, etc.