The Best of Fandom 1958

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The Best of Fandom 1958 as a fanthology published in 1959 by Guy Terwilleger under Twig Publications with Dan Adkins as Art Director and Diane Terwilleger as Assistant Editor. It was published in an edition of 120 dittoed copies. It was compiled by asking individual fanzines editors for the best material that appeared in their fanzine in 1958 and then the editors selecting the best from that best.

In addition, Dan Adkins produced an art folio of full page, full color ditto with art by George Barr, Colin Cameron, George Scithers, Robert E. Gilbert, Bjo Wells Richard Bergeron, Juanita Coulson. Art Lee, Barbi Johnson, Larry Bourne, Tom Reamy, Bill Pearson, Arthur Thomson and Adkins himself.

Author Source Article
Bob Madle Introduction
John Berry Complete Faan "Sense of Wonder"
John Berry Cry of the Nameless "All the Way""
John Berry Polarity "Per Ardua Ad Fanac"
Sid Birchby Ploy "The Purifans"
Robert Bloch Hyphen "Gafia House"
Robert Bloch Oopsla! "Bah! Humbug!"
Marion Zimmer Bradley Spectre "The Feud of the Century"
Charles Burbee Innuendo "The Mind of Chow"
Terry Carr Goojie Publications "The Man Who Hated Quote Cards"
VinĀ¢ Clarke Aporrheta "Bedtime Tale for a Baby Bem"
Ron Ellik FANAC "The Little World of Fandom"
Stan Nuttall and John Owen Triode "Beloved is Our Destiny" by Faversham and Hurstmonceaux
Dean Grennell Stefantasy "The Skeptic Tank"
Ted Johnstone The Incomplete Whimper "The Dream That Came True -- In South Gate"
Bob Leman The Vinegar Worm "I Sleep with Dolly"
Bob Leman Inside Science Fiction "Bleak Fate Intervenes"
Nigel Lindsay Satellite "Chod and Chlorophyll"
Len Moffatt The 1958 World Science Fiction Convention Awards
Sam Moskowitz Ground Zero "Incorporation Is Too Restrictive"
Kenneth Newman OB "Shaggy Science Fiction"
George Scithers Yandro "How to Define Science Fiction"
Bob Tucker Grue "The Biter Bit"
Harry Warner, Jr. Retribution "I Was a Teenage Octagenarian"
Jim Weber Brillig "A Salute to Television"
Jim Weber Quaqmire "A Salute to TV"
C. S. Youd BEM "A Visit to Festus Pragnell"

Publication 1959
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