The Fantast

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(Did you mean the fanspeak term or Fantast Medway booksellers?)

The Fantast was a U.K. fanzine (nicknamed Fay) published first by C. S. "Sam" Youd (John Christopher) from April 1939 until March 1941 (issues 1–9) when it was taken over by John F. Burke (co-editor issues 9–10) and Douglas Webster (issues 10–14) ending in July 1942. It published early fiction and poetry by Youd, Arthur C. Clarke, Charles Eric Maine and others.

Harry Warner article.

From Fancyclopedia 1, ca. 1944
Fay (Youd) - Pet name for Fantast. British fanzine.
Issue Date Pages Notes
#1 V1.1 April 1939 20 Editor is C. S. Youd
#2 V1.2 May 1939 22
#3 V1.3 June 1939 20
#4 V1.4 July 1939 20
#5 V1.5 August 1939 20
#6 V1.6 September 1939 20
#7 V1.7 October 1939 30
#8 V2.1 May 1940 20 Cover says "VOL 1 NO 8 - Feb 1940" (then, underneath, "please amend to Vol. 2 No. 1 - May 1940")
#9 V2.2 March 1940 20
#10 V2.3 April 1941 20 Editor is now Douglas Webster ; The ToC says "August 1941"
#11 V2.4 November 1941 20
#12 V2.5 December 1941 24
#13 V3.1 April 1942 32
#14 V3.2 July 1942 34 Final issue

The Fantast online at fanac.org.


Publication 19391942
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