The (Unspeakable) Thing

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Nicknamed TUT, a FAPAzine published by Helen Wesson with Burton Crane and then Sheldon Wesson on several continents.

In a 1954 reminiscence of her publishing life, Helen wrote:

For FAPA I have published (1946–52), with Burton Crane co-editing for three issues, five numbers of The (Unspeakable) Thing of China, New Jersey, Japan and New York, totaling 148 mimeographed 8 1/2 x 11 pages, illustrated and hand-painted. When the FAPA surplus stock sale was held, TUT sold for 20 cents per copy, the others only 1 cent to 10 cents, which indicates something. I'm not sure what.
Issue Date Pages Notes
1 Spring 1946 32 Associate Editor: Burton Crane
2 Summer 1946 28 Co-editor: Burton Crane
3 July 1947 28 Co-editor: Burton Crane
4 January 1950 36 Co-editor: Sheldon Wesson; Published in Yokohama, Japan. In keeping with Japanese form, the pages are numbered from 36 down to 1, with the "cover" being on the back. Multiple page articles, however, are printed in the western form, from front to back.
5 April 1952 28 Co-editor: Sheldon Wesson; Published in Yokohama, Japan. 14 page article by F. Towner Laney titled "Dianuts and Dianetics."

Publication 19461952
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