Fanthologies, Collections and Festschrifts



A Fanthology or Collection is a quick way to find some of the best writing in fandom. A fanthology might be themed or it might be for a particular year or perhaps from a specific publication (Sense of FAPA). A collection, of course, is a selection of the writing from a particular fanwriter, like the Best of Susan Wood, edited by Jerry Kaufman.

The Fan History Project will be providing classic as well as contemporary publications of both types. We are starting with a new electronic anthology Roadtripping with the Wheels of IF edited by 2019 TAFF candidate Geri Sullivan. This is a showcase of her interactions with the legendary writers from Irish Fandom.

In this new section on, we will be including many classic and renowned publications. See below for complete versions of Richard Eney's massive fanthology A Sense of FAPA, and the Best of Susan Wood. Many more will be coming soon.

There will also be feschrifts, appreciations and analyses, like Edie Stern's Happy Birthday, LeeH! and Terry Carr's The Stormy Petrol.

Find them all below.

Country: Multinational

New issues will be listed in bold.

Issue PDF Editor Month Day Year Pages Notes Mailing
1948 Fantasy Annual
Redd Boggs / Don Wilson Summer
1949 123 published by Forry Ackerman, scan by Mark Olson
1986 Science Fiction Fanthology
Mike Glyer

1987 62 published by Dennis Virzi
"6 in 60" - An Incomplete Look at 60 Years of Science Fiction Fandom in Chicago ..and beyond
Marcy Lyn-Waitsman

2000 44 done for Chicon 2000
The 1945-1946 Fantasy Review
Joe Kennedy

1946 48 scan by Mark Olson
The 1946-1947 Fantasy Review
Joe Kennedy

1947 78 scan by Mark Olson
The Adventures of Hemlock Soames PDF Ken Cheslin

scan by Joe Siclari
After Ten Years - A Tribute to Stanley G. Weinbaum (1902-1935) PDF Gerry de la Ree / Sam Moskowitz November

Afterworlds - An Eclectic Bill Bowers Appreciation… and Fanthology… PDF Pat Virzi / Jeanne Bowman / Rich Coad / Alan Rosenthal November 24 2020
provided by Pat Virzi
ATom, a Tribute PDF A. Vincent Clarke April
1990 67 provided by Geri Sullivan, scanned at Boskone 2019, note that blank pages have been removed
Battle of the Titans
Ray Fisher

1969 28 later reprinting by the University of Illinois Science Fiction Society, copy provided by Geri Sullivan, scanned at Boskone 2019
Best of Entmoot PDF Greg Shaw March
1970 43 Tolkien related, scan by Joe Siclari
Best of Fandom - 1957
Guy Terwilliger

1958 98 scan by Mark Olson
Best of Fandom - 1958
Guy Terwilliger

1959 123 volume 2, scan by Mark Olson
Best of Fandom Questionnaire PDF Guy Terwilleger

1959 2

Best of Susan Wood
Jerry Kaufman October 31 1982 84

BoSH Goes South PDF Bob Shaw / Charlotte Proctor August
1994 44 scan by Rich Lynch
A Bright Particular Star - Words and deeds of Lucy Huntzinger PDF Kim Huett

2002 34

Button-Tack, The Rick Sneary Memorial Fanzine
Len Moffatt / June Moffatt / John Hertz

1991 63 scanned at Corflu 2019
Califania Tales - the Fannish Autobiography of Len Moffatt PDF Len Moffatt / Marty Cantor January
2011 40 scanned at Boskone 2020
A Canticle for P. Schuyler Miller PDF Sam Moskowitz

1975 14 scan by Joe Siclari
Complete BoSh - Vol 1: The Best of the Bushel PDF Bob Shaw / Robert Jackson

scanned by Joe Siclari
Complete BoSh - Vol 2: The Eastercon Speeches PDF Bob Shaw / Robert Jackson

scanned at Dublin 2019
Chuch Harris Appreciation Society Magazine
Spike / Peter Larsen / Andrew Hooper

1989 42

Curt Phillips for TAFF! PDF Randy Byers / Claire Brialey April
2014 50 scan by Joe Siclari
A Dave English Sketchbook PDF Larry Stark June
1958 58 scanned by Joe Siclari
Denventioneer Combozine
Forrest J Ackerman / Morojo Summer
1941 30 missing page 27, marked as edited by 4e, scanned by Joe Siclari
Discount Hoaxarama PDF Elst Weinstein / Mike Glyer


Entropy Booklet 1 - Crime Stalks the Fan World PDF F. Lee Baldwin

1964 26 published by Terry Carr, illos by Ray Nelson, scan by Joe Siclari
The Expurgated Boob Stewart
Terry Carr August
1960 48 scan by Mark Olson
A Fan's Christmas in Ireland PDF Walt Willis / Tom Whitmore

scanned at Dublin 2019
Fantasy Collectors Annual 1974 PDF Gerry de la Ree


Fanthology 64
Mike Domina / Terry Carr November
1972 61 scan by Mark Olson
Fanthology 75 PDF Bruce D. Arthurs

1977 99 scan by Eli Cohen
Fanthology 76
Victoria Vayne

1977 99 scan by Mark Olson
Fanthology 1981 PDF Patrick Nielsen Hayden Summer
1982 70 scan by Joe Siclari
Fanthology '89
Andrew Hooper May
1993 61 scan by Mark Olson
Fanthology Index 1986 - 1990 PDF Don Fitch November
1994 8 scan by Joe Siclari
Fanzines in Theory and Practice PDF D. West


Festzine PDF Yvonne Rousseau / Juliette Woods / Damien Warman

2001 72 for John Foyster's sexagesimal anniversary, scan by Rich Lynch
Fourteen Bob the Bushel PDF Bruce Pelz November
1995 64 scan by Mark Olson
Happy Birthday, LeeH!
Edie Stern / Joe Siclari August
2002 48

Hektograph! PDF Geri Sullivan April
1989 10 Corflu 6, scanned at Boskone 2020
Henry Kuttner, A Memorial Symposium PDF Karen Anderson August
1958 36 scanned at Boskone 2020
Homage a Burbee PDF Bill Rotsler

1956 20 scan by Joe Siclari
Howard Phillips Lovecraft - Memoirs, Critiques and Bibliographies
George Wetzel

1955 84 scanned at Corlu 2019
The Incompleat Bruce Gillespie PDF Irwin Hirsh June
2004 40 provided by Bruce Gillespie
The Incompleat Terry Carr
rich brown / Arnie Katz March
1988 61 this scan is taken from the 2nd edition published by Jerry Kaufman, scan by Mark Olson
The Incompleat Burbee, Volume 1 PDF Pete Graham / Ron Ellik / Terry Carr / Dave Rike / Carl Brandon April
1958 104 for Burbees birthday party on Apr 26, 1958, scan by Joe Siclari
The Incomplete Burbee, Volume 2
Terry Carr

1996 97 published by Jeff Schalles 20 years after the stencils were cut by Terry Carr
John Foyster: The Continuum Tribute PDF Bruce Gillespie October
2003 16 transcript of the John Foyster tribute panel at Continuum (Melbourne SF Convention) on Friday, 11 July 2003
John W. Campbell, An Australian Tribute PDF John Bangsund

1974 112 scan by Joe Siclari
John W. Campbell Symposium Programme PDF John Bangsund

1974 1 scan by Irwin Hirsh and Perry Middlemiss
In Memoriam: H.G. Wells PDF Forrest J Ackerman / Arthur Louis Joquel, II

1946 19 scanned by Rob Hansen
The Mota Reader PDF Dan Steffan

1996 202 collection from Terry Hughes's Mota
Now Read On PDF Rob Hansen August
1987 36 Recent Britsh Fanwriting
Of Such Are Legends Made, Vol 1
Linda Bushyager / Tim Marion / Joyce Scrivner August
1978 55

Ole Chavela!
John Trimble / Bjo Trimble

1960 42 for Isabel Burbee
Out of Reitsch? PDF John Berry March
2002 60 first pubbed in 4 consecutive copies of ORBIT, a journal specialising in space related mail paraphenalia, scan by Rich Lynch
Pacificon Combozine PDF
1946 133 for the 4th World Science Fiction Convention
Peace and Olaf Stapledon - An Editorialized Report PDF Sam Moskowitz Spring
1950 16 scan by Joe Siclari
The Portable Carl Brandon
Terry Carr April 18 1988 26 edited by Terry Carr and published by Jerry Kaufman1, for Corflu 5
Quo Davis PDF Moshe Feder February
1974 37 a fanzine to honor Hank Davis on his 30th birthday
The Really Incomplete Bob Tucker

1974 60 edited by Dave Locke and published by Robert and Juanita Coulson
Remember When PDF Karen Cooper

1990 24 a perspective on Art Widner, Guest of Honor at Minicon 25
Remembrance of Things Past PDF Bill Evans

scan by Joe Siclari
Roadtripping With the Wheels of IF
Geri Sullivan December
2018 74

Rotsler's Rocks PDF Bill Rotsler


Selected Writings of Lee Jacobs PDF Bruce Pelz

1968 31 scan by Irwin Hirsh
Selected Writings of Rick Sneary PDF Len Moffatt June
1957 31 "a south gate in 58 publication"
A Sense of FAPA PDF Richard Eney

1962 376
FAPA 100
SH-sf Fanthology
Ruth Berman

Collection of writing on Sherlock Holmes in fanzines, for the Professor Challenger Society
Sol Reader PDF Thomas Schlueck April
1962 30 English language collection, from West Germany
The Stormy Petrel, a collection of articles about Francis Towner Laney
Terry Carr May
1959 29 distributed FAPA 87
Susan Wood, about and by PDF John D. Berry August
2016 16 provided by John D. Berry
Sweetmeats PDF Sandra Miesel

1980 38 published by Jerry Kaufman, scan by Joe Siclari
The Ted White Sampler PDF Ted White / Arnie Katz April
1994 46 scan by Mark Olson
Travlin' Jiant - The Adventures of Art Widner in Frontierland PDF Kim Huett

2001 28 scan by Mark Olson
When Yngvi Was a Louse
Eric Bentcliffe

1982 52

The Willis Papers
George Field August
scanned version, published by Ted Johnstone, illustrated by ATom
The Willis Papers
George Field August
retyped articles, published by Ted Johnstone, illustrated by ATom

Scanned by Joe Siclari

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