Jerome Bixby

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Jerome Bixby

4 Quotations from Jerome Bixby

crudzine n. 1952 J. Bixby Review of the Current Science Fiction Fan Publications in Startling Stories Jan. 141 So... darned if we’re going to rear up on our hind legs and slam the crudzines. Even if they are loaded with material so trite, naive or just plain bad as to make your flesh crawl. For some young ’un may just have found out what stf and fandom are all about and be burning to spread the Word, and far, far be it from us to discourage him in any way! He’ll do it better, later on.
fannishness n. 1952 J. Bixby Frying Pan in Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb. 144 We would like to tell you a tale that beautifuly [sic] illustrates this curious facet of fannishness.
Sirian adj. 1964 J. Bixby Old Testament in Worlds of If July 99/2 ‘But why?’ Ray gasped. ‘Why should a Sirian mother—dressed in a threadbare Sirian shawl, no doubt—abandon her baby in our ship?’ ‘Why do mothers in threadbare shawls usually abandon babies?’ ‘M’m. Because they can’t support them. Or because they’re illegitimate, or something.’
Vegan n. 2 1955 J. Bixby Laboratory in If Dec. 61 ‘I told you to deactivate all our experiments,’ he snapped at Gop. ‘Don’t you understand Vegan?’ Abashed, the Junior Scientist lowered his many eyes.