Fandbooks

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Fandbooks are special publications of the National Fantasy Fan Federation. The purpose of a fandbook is to provide pointers from veteran fans to neofans.

Over the years, fandbooks have been written by Donald Franson, Robert Lichtman, Len Moffatt and Ron Ellik and Jon D. Swartz.

The word fandbook is a scientificombination of fan and handbook.

No. Title Editor/Author Year Pages Notes
What is Science Fiction Fandom? E. E. Evans 1944 41 1971 reprint pubbed by Kaymar
1 A Key to the Terminology of S-F Fandom Donald Franson 1962 20
2 The Amateur Press Associations in S-F Fandom Bob Lichtman 1962 24
3 Some Historical Facts About S-F Fandom Donald Franson 1962 20
4 The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund Len Moffatt & Ron Ellik 1963 16
5 Pseudonyms of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Authors Jon D. Swartz 2010 14 A paltry list.
6 The Hugo Awards for Best Novel Jon D. Swartz 2013 16 A list of winners only, with a paragraph about each author.
7 The Nebula Awards for Best Novel Jon D. Swartz 2016
8 Founders of the National Fantasy Fan Federation Jon D. Swartz & George Phillies 2020 29 Profiles of 15 of the 64 founding members of the club, reprinted from Swartz’s articles in The National Fantasy Fan.

Fandbooks online at fanac.org.



Publication 1944—
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