Toward Yesterday

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A 20-page, one-shot fanzine published by James Kepner, writing as "Jike," in December 1943. Kepner had been working on creating his fanzine Toward Tomorrow when an opening in FAPA came up. He wasn't ready to submit Tomorrow, so he quickly put together this zine. Most of the writing is by him.

Cover of Toward Yesterday


Kepner was the first known openly gay man to write a fanzine (in any genre), and this is his first publication. "A Modern Parable" can be read as a parable of being gay, although it does not need to be read that way.

Publication 1943
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