Neo Fan's Guide

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Cover by Taral Wayne MacDonald for the 4th edition, with caricatures of Isaac Asimov, Forry Ackerman and Andy Porter.


A guide to fandom for the neofan written by Bob Tucker and published in 1955 by Dean Grennell. It was revised in the early 1970s by Linda Lounsbury and Linda Bushyager as a fund-raiser for TAFF.

Edition Date Pages Notes
1 February 1955 10 published by Dean Grennell
3 August 1973 22 ed. Bob Tucker, Linda Lounsbury and Linda Bushyager
4 September 1976 24 published by Linda Bushyager
6 September 1984 22 published by Marty Cantor and Mike Glyer
8 October 1996 published by Kansas City Science Fiction & Fantasy Society

The postscript to the First Edition reads:

The Neo-Fan's Guide, published in February 1955, to help guide the stumbling sheep to the slaughter, to delight the old hands and to infuriate the younger. Edited and published by Bob Tucker, Post Box 702, Bloomington, IL. Consulting Editors were Bob Bloch, Dean Grennell and Dean (Redd) Boggs. The Guide was published on the Mafia Press, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. 

See also: What is S-F Fandom.


Publication Reasonator 1955
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