Little Monsters of America

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The Little Monsters of America (both also known as TLMA) was a club and its eponymous clubzine in the early 1950s.

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
Lynn Hickman organized this club for people who were stared at "as though (they) were a little monster or something" when they left a newsstand carrying an stf magazine. Group aim, Hickman said, was to promote stfsy reading so that fans wouldn't be regarded as "something apart". Some locals were set up, and several sectional conferences were held (including one in New York City, July 1952) but main activity was publishing TLMA, the club magazine, edited by Hickman. The organization lasted from mid-51 to the end of '52, when it was suspended; Hickman claimed 365 members at the end.


The Little Monsters of America clubzine was published by Hickman, with Carolyn Hickman. In 1953, after the club’s demise, he merged it into S. T. F. Trends.

The Little Corpuscle was a companion fanzine.

Issue Date Pages Notes
1 June 1951 33
2 September 1951 34
3 April 1952 38
4 June 1952 25
5 August 1952 30
6 October 1952 20



Club 1951—1952
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