FANAC Bibliographies & Collections
We will try to provide a large selection of the most popular and important
fanzines and articles of special interest to the Science Fiction community.
Many of the best know professionals in the field started in fanzines.
People like Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg and Lois
McMaster Bujold started as fans.
The M.A.S.S. F.I.L.C. Filk Book Index is ... what it says, an index of filk
books. It has its origins in the old Pocket Printed Filk Database, and
the initial files are built from data taken from there. Each page has
publication information on one filk book, along with a list of the songs it
contains, with information about the authors and the original songs. Hopefully
this will be a useful resource in itself.
But wait, there's more! Under the viewable pages, everything is XML. This
allows people to do many things with it. To find out the details,
click here. Or if
you just want to browse the index, look through the list. More will be coming.
You will need an XSLT-capable browser to view these pages properly. Older
browsers may display them as raw XML or require you to download them.
This file was created in April of 1997 by combining a fanzine index by Greg
Pickersgill with a smaller one of the collection at Temple University, both
downloaded from the InterNet. It will probably always be a work in progress.
Greg Pickersgill's Memory Hole indices:
This is an index to the first 270 mailings of the Southern Fandom Press
This is a 12.7MB PDF file that requires the
Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
This site is less directly fanzine oriented but they're collecting and want
fanzines as well.
This contains the Bruce Pelz Fanzine Collection of 190,000 fanzines, as well as
the more selective Terry Carr Fanzine Collection, and the Rick Sneary
Collection, which also includes much personal correspondence and early
manuscripts of others such as Ray Bradbury.
All the collections are searchable online, and have some sample thumbnails.
The Pelz Collection is also searchable and copies of any item can be supplied
at a reasonable cost.
The number of individual items rrepresented here is on the order of
The Walter Coslet collection of amateur science fiction magazines (fanzines)
collected over the thirty-five years from 1937-1972. The magazines and amateur
press mailings contained in the collection represent what was widely held to be
the largest and most complete collection of its type in the United States. The
most important parts of the collection are the long runs of the Fantasy Amateur
Press Association (FAPA) mailings, Spectator Amateur Press Society, Vanguard
Amateur Press Association and setsof fanzines issued prior to World War II.
[...] There are over 15,000 fanzines in the collection.
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